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James Hughes

The Revd. Dr. James Hughes – Vicar

Revd. Dr. James Hughes has been vicar of  the United Benefice of Duffield and Little Eaton since September 2016. He is married to Kirsty, and they have four children. Before coming to Duffield James was Minister of Christ Church, Greenbank in Chester Diocese, having served his curacy in Guildford diocese from 2003 to 2007. His PhD is in Paul’s doctrine of the Church, particularly focussing on relationships between churches in the New Testament.

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James Rollin

Trainee Minister

James was appointed Trainee Minister at St Alkmund’s church in November 2019. He is married to Emma and they have two children, Tom and Nancy. As Trainee Minister, his role includes leading and speaking at Sunday services and various midweek meetings, together with supporting a range of other activities and events across the life of the church, and also at St Paul’s church, Little Eaton. James is currently undertaking the Midlands Ministry Training Course (MMTC), run by the Midlands Gospel Partnership.

Originally from Doncaster, James has been attending St Alkmund’s since moving to Derbyshire and joining the church in 2001. James also regularly plays bass and guitar in the music-group at Sunday services and in their spare time, James and Emma write and record worship songs together.

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Would you like to join our team?

Do you have a passion for nurturing and discipling young people? To see young people grow in their faith in Jesus? Are you keen to see young people share the good news of Jesus with their friends?  Is your desire to know Jesus and his people better, that together we might be devoted to God and devoted to one another?

If so, why not come and join us in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, just 15 minutes from the centre of Derby and 25 minutes from the Peak District; the best of both worlds.

We are looking to recruit a full time Youth and Childrens Worker, to join our staff team at Duffield and Little Eaton.

Responsibilities will be dependent on experience and gifting, but you will be involved in the running of our Youth and Children’s ministry, as part of the staff team. That will involve youth and children’s work on Sunday, midweek, evangelistic activities such as Holiday clubs, and outreach to children and young people into the local community through schools and families.

There will be opportunities to pursue appropriate theological study.

Salary will be in region of £19,000-21,000 depending on experience and circumstances, and housing can be included as part of the package if appropriate. We make a pension contribution of 10% of gross salary. This is a full-time post. The role has an Occupational Requirement to be a Christian, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information about the churches, see our websites: www.stalkmundsduffield.co.uk and www.littleeatonchurch.co.uk and check out our YouTube channel – The United Benefice of Duffield and Little Eaton.

The closing date for application is the Friday 15th January 2021.

For more information, a job description and an application form, contact the church office by email: office@stalkmundsduffield.co.uk.

Emma Rollins

Emma Rollin – Secretary

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 and Friday 9.30 to 3pm.

Diane Whiteside – Secretary

Diane formerly worked at Duffield Meadows as a teaching assistant and joined the staff team here in May 2018. She attends St Paul’s, Little Eaton weekly.

Diane is married to Billy and they have a grown up daughter, Amy

Her normal office hours are Monday 9 ’til 3.30pm, Tuesday 9 ’til 1pm, & Wednesday 9 ’til 3.30pm.

Carys Lesley

Carys Lesley – Ministry Trainee

Carys has recently been appointed by St Alkmund’s for a year as a Ministry Trainee 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.

Other Staff

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 three grandchildren.

Paul Linford

Church Warden

Paul was appointed Churchwarden at the 2019 Parish Meeting.

He first moved to Derbyshire in the 1980s and joined St Alkmund’s along with his wife Gill and their two children in 2007.

A journalist by background who spent ten years reporting on UK politics at Westminster, he now runs his own business specialising in media recruitment.

He has served on the PCC since 2012 and is also, together with Gill, the Parish Safeguarding Lead. His favourite pasttimes include gardening, cookery, DIY and country walks.