New Bishop of Derby eager to ensure the church continue to help residents across the county

The right reverend Libby Lane has been speaking about her objectives in the role.

The new bishop of Derby has told Peak FM it's important the church continue helping those in need across our county.

Locally the church runs a number of local initiatives such as a winter night shelter for the homeless and street pastors to help people on their night out.

The right reverend Libby Lane believes it's important people work together to improve our communities; "They're a really important part of what is to be a church. That might be helping with night shelters, street pastors or food banks, or out tackling social isolation. Across the board, there are ways Christian people can live out their faith."

She also told us her aims for improving a few issues close to her heart; "I have a particular care for the welfare of children and young people. Also, I have a keen interest in mental well-being, and helping support those who struggle with their mental health. Personally, those are things I want to continue to be involved in."


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