Libby Lane named as next Bishop of Derby


The next Bishop of Derby will be the Right Reverend Libby Lane, Downing Street has announced.

Currently the Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, in the Diocese of Chester, Bishop Libby was the first female bishop in the Church of England.

Brought up in Glossop in the north-west of Derbyshire, she was selected for ordination while working in the parish of St Thomas Brampton, Chesterfield.

“Derbyshire nurtured me and brought me to faith and I want to love Derbyshire back,” she said.


For full details read the full announcement from the Diocese of Derby.

Read the Downing Street announcement of the nomination.