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The Hughes family

A recent picture of James, Kirsty and their family


The Revd. Dr. James Hughes – Vicar

We are delighted to announce that on September 6th the Revd. Dr. James Hughes was instituted and inducted as the Vicar of Duffield and Little Eaton. James was 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. ______________________________________________________________________________________

James Buchanan
James Buchanan MA (Assistant Minister)

James has been at St Alkmund’s in various roles since August 2005.
He has been Assistant Minister since July 2010 and completed an MA in Theology from the Reformed Theological Seminary in America in 2011. As Assistant Minister, in addition to leading and preaching at services, he currently oversees the youth and children’s work, as well as running courses for adults from time to time.
He is married to Jenny and they have 3 children – Lauren, Ben and Joel.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

 

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

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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.

 

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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