Church Of England Status
More than one fifth of all the schools in England and Wales were founded by the Church and are still attended by approximately 875,000 pupils.
Church schools try to be distinctive in their approach, creating a sense of being part of a larger family, reminiscent of their Church foundation.
Church schools were always intended to serve communities, not just Christian families within them. Therefore, governors and staff of Langley Mill Church of England (Controlled) Infant School and Nursery hope that everyone directly associated with it will be able to feel a full member of the community.
As a Church school we benefit from the support of Derbyshire Local Authority and also receive advice from the Derby Diocesan Board of Education (DDBE).
The school recognises its historic foundation and seeks to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level. St Andrew’s, St John’s and Heanor Methodist Churches are very near to the school and work in close partnership with it to provide spiritual guidance, practical support and curriculum enrichment. Church members help to ensure that a strong Christian identity and ethos remain a high priority throughout the children’s lives and regular church visits compliment the Religious Education and Collective Worship syllabus.
The Bishop of Derby is the Right Reverend Libby Lane
Downing Street made the announcement on 18 December 2018 and it is expected that Bishop Libby will take up her duties in the Diocese of Derby in the autumn term of 2019.
Bishop Libby is currently the Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, in the Diocese of Chester – a post she has occupied since 2015.
Libby describes Derbyshire as ‘the place that holds my heart’. She grew up in Glossop in the North-West of the county and was selected for ordination while working in the parish of St Thomas Brampton, Chesterfield.
Bishop Libby said “I am excited and privileged to have been called to serve as Bishop of Derby. I grew up here and my vocation was fostered here. Derbyshire nurtured me and brought me to faith and I want to love Derbyshire back. I want to lead a church in Derbyshire where people find hope because they know they are loved by God in Christ, and I pray that hope sets us free to live our lives in ways that bring change for good.”
If you wish to contact the Bishop’s office, the contact details are listed here:
The Bishop’s Office,
Chaplain: Pippa Rowen
Assistant Chaplain: Reverend Nicky Fenton
PA: Claire Beavis
Administrative assistant: Frances Morrison