Priest in Charge at Holy Trinity (and Vicar of St Laurence, Long Eaton) :post currently vacant


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Fr Michael Brinkworth


       Fr Michael Brinkworth was born during an air raid over Gloucester in 1941. His father was chaplain in the RAF and he was posted all over the UK. After being demobbed, he found livings in the South of England which meant that Fr Michael lived a somewhat nomadic early life. He was at School at Milton Abbey in Dorset and after school he worked for some years as a laboratory technician.        Fr Michael was trained at Kelham Theological College run by the monks of SSM in the 1960s and ordained at Blackburn Cathedral in 1967. He was an honorary curate at Lancaster Priory (paid a compulsory stipend of £1.00 a year in four equal instalments ) whilst studying at Lancaster University. It was here that he met Pam, his wife.       After Lancaster he moved south to Portsmouth where he spent four years as a curate at Saint James’ Milton having responsibility latterly for a daughter church, Saint Andrew’s Eastney. In 1974 they moved with their first child to Ault Hucknall in Derbyshire. He was asked to go to Derby in 1984 and moved with his family which had by then increased with the birth of twins, and enjoyed life in the City of Derby. Being vicar of two inner city churches, Saint Anne’s and Saint John’s they gained much experience of city ministry.       In the year of the millennium the Bishop of Derby invited Fr Michael to be a honorary Canon of Derby Cathedral. He retired in 2006 and since then he has helped where he is needed in many churches. In 2013, they were welcomed to Saint Laurence’s and Holy Trinity where they have made their spiritual home. He has had the great privilege of ministering from time to time in both churches. His interests include reading novels and biblical commentaries and also jam and marmalade making and cooking. They often care for their three young grandchildren who delight but exhaust them.



Fr Bob Boyle

2022. 02. 13 - Fr Bob Boyle

       Fr. Bob Boyle was born in Derby, and grew up within the parish of St. Luke’s, attending the parish church from about the age 10 years. It was here that he learnt the faith and was prepared for confirmation.       On leaving school he undertook an apprenticeship at Derby Locomotive Works, and continued to be employed there for 29 years in the production and refurbishment of railway locomotives. Following redundancy in 1996 he moved to Rolls-Royce and was involved in the manufacture of aero engine turbine blades. This lasted 6 years, until when after 9/11 there was a downturn in air travel and redundancy took him to the Carriage & Wagon Works, once again involved with railway vehicles.       Alongside his employment he continued to be at St. Luke’s and in nearly 40 years held most of the ‘offices’ from server to Sunday School teacher, PCC member to Churchwarden. In the early 1990’s, Bob trained as a Reader, before going forward for ordination, and trained at EMMTC. Fr. Bob was ordained Deacon in 2000, and Priest the following year, serving his curacy with Fr. Michael Brinkworth at St. Anne’s and St. John’s, Derby.       From Derby Fr. Bob’s ministry took him to Paignton, Devon, and St. Matthew’s, Douglas in the Diocese of Sodor and Man, before returning to Devon as the Associate Priest of Dartmouth. He retired back to Derby in early 2021.       Fr. Bob enjoys time with family, holidays, walking and gardening on the allotment.