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The Hughes family

A recent picture of James, Kirsty and their family

The Revd. Dr. James Hughes – Vicar

The Revd. Dr. James Hughes was instituted and inducted as the Vicar of Duffield and Little Eaton on September 6th 2016. James’ previous appointment was as the Associate Vicar of Christ Church, Greenbank, which is a church plant from St John’s, Hartford, in Cheshire. We welcome James and his family to Duffield and pray that they will soon feel at home here. ______________________________________________________________________________________

Revd. David Barnsley
Revd. David Barnsley (Associate Vicar)

David has been the vicar at St Paul’s Little Eaton, since 2006. He is married to Helen, with three children, Tom, Hannah, and Zoë. After training at Oak Hill Theological College, he was ordained in 2003 in Sheffield Diocese, serving his title post in the ex-mining village of Kilnhurst. David was licensed to the Benefice of Duffield and Little Eaton in 2006, and given responsibility for Little Eaton, as well as serving, where needed, across the Benefice.


Emma Rollin (Secretary)Emma Rollin

Emma worked previously as the administrator from August 2008 to December 2010. She attends St Alkmund’s weekly. She is married to James and they have 2 children; Tom and Nancy.

Her normal office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 to 3pm.




Helen Crowder
Helen Hawley (Youth & Children’s Worker)
Helen is working as a joint staff member for St Alkmund’s and St Paul’s in Little Eaton. As a Youth & Children’s Worker she is involved in many areas of church life, – Impact, Ignition, Impact Extra, Salt Cafe, Sparks and ‘Hope Valley’ Camp in the Summer. She is on the planning team for a local termly youth event ‘Youth Surge’.
Helen was a member of St Alkmunds Church as a child before moving to Nottingham University to study Philosophy and Theology in 2008. After completing her degree she moved to Manchester for a couple of years before returning to Duffield and settling at Little Eaton Church. Her present post began at the beginning of August 2016.


Carys Lesley
Carys Lesley (Ministry Trainee)

Carys has recently been appointed by St Alkmund’s for a year and will be spending most of her time working with our Youth and Children’s groups.
She spent the previous year as part of an Action Team with BMS World Mission. After selection, she and three other young people spent a month training and then went out to India to live and work together for six months in Kolkata. There they took part in a few different projects including a school for street children, a children’s home, a youth group in the slums, and an employment project for women in a red lights district. They spent time teaching English and maths, running bible studies and helping with building construction work. After the placement the team spent two months working with the churches who had helped to support them.
St Alkmund’s was one of these and it was very encouraging to hear what they had been doing. Carys has been a member of St Alkmund’s Church since coming with her family while she was a child. In this time she’s been involved with the music group and children’s work and it is really good to have her back again.



Stuart HolmesStuart Holmes (Churchwarden)
“I’m Stuart Holmes, currently in my 8th year of being Church Warden at St Alkmund’s Church.
I have lived in the village of Duffield for over 50 years and together with my wife Irene have worshipped at St Alkmund’s during this time.
We have two daughters who were part of the congregation from being babies until leaving the village to pursue their careers.
I retired from my job as Human Resources manager with the British Rail Organisation 7 years ago. The close contact I had with many people within that role has helped me as a Church Warden as I feel it is important to be welcoming and approachable and able to interact with our fellow parishioners. The smooth running of services is also one of my priorities.
I feel it is a privilege to be part of the St Alkmund’s family and am very proud to be one of its wardens.”



James Rollin (Churchwarden)
James was appointed Churchwarden at the 2017 Parish Meeting.

James RollinOriginally from Doncaster, James has been attending St Alkmund’s since moving to Derbyshire and joining the church in 2001. As well as acting as Churchwarden, James leads one of the church’s midweek bible-study home groups, as well as playing bass and guitar in the music-group at most Sunday services. He is married to Emma, who also plays in the music-group and they have two children, Tom and Nancy. In their spare time, James and Emma write and record worship songs together.


Richard Lindop
Richard Lindop (Reader)
Richard is a Chartered Engineer who has spent all his working life in the rail industry, in a variety of roles. He currently leads engineering design teams developing new rail infrastructure (track, stations, signalling, etc.), mainly for Network Rail. As a result, he has moved around the country a fair bit! He became a Christian at university and for many years was a leader on Scripture Union camps in Scotland, where he met his wife, Fiona. He and Fiona have led youth groups in most of the churches they have been involved in. Richard was first licensed as a Reader over 30 years ago in Sheffield diocese, and then in St Alban’s diocese. Following a move to York, Richard and Fiona joined the local Methodist church and Richard was licensed as a Methodist Local Preacher, before they moved to Duffield in 1992 and joined St Alkmund’s. Richard and Fiona have two children and two grandchildren.



We are closely connected with:

St Paul’s, Little Eaton
Christ Church, Derby

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Service times and directions

Sunday Morning Services

10:00 am

Including Creche (0-3) and Sunday Club (3-11s) every week; Impact Extra (school years 7-9) usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Followed by refreshments.

Sunday Evening Services

6.30pm - Followed by refreshments.

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St Alkmunds Church, Church Drive
Duffield, DE56 4BA
(01332) 840536