Revd. Dr. James Hughes has been vicar of  the United Benefice of Duffield and Little Eaton since September 2016. Since June 2020 James has been the sole minister with pastoral responsibility for Little Eaton.

He is married to Kirsty, and they have four children. Before coming to Duffield and Little Eaton 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.

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.

Adam Heaton

Adam O’Dowd

Children and Youth Worker

I am a music graduate from Lancashire who came to the Benefice after two years interning with students and children at Cornerstone Nottingham, his church while at university. I love cycling, music, and a good misplaced apostrophe. If you have any questions about our youth work, drop an email to


James Munro

Children and Youth Worker

I’m married to Hannah, and we both have a passion for sharing the Gospel with young people whether that is through drama, puppets, games or just genuine fellowship with the young people we have the pleasure to meet. I am an avid movie lover, even keeping a spreadsheet rating every movie I’ve ever seen, but I also do digital art & world build/writing in my spare time.


Diane Whiteside


Diane formerly worked at Duffield Meadows as a teaching assistant and the staff time 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.


Liz Hardwick


Liz joined the team in July 2021, having retired from a career with Rolls-Royce.

She and her husband Andy attend St Paul’s, where he is a Churchwarden.


Lucy Bailey

Parish Safeguarding Link and Church Warden

As well as being Church Warden, Lucy co-ordinates safeguarding for our parish.  If you have any safeguarding concerns you can either contact her on or you can report a concern directly to the Derby Diocesan Safeguarding Team here.