Revd. Dr. James Hughes has been vicar of  the United Benefice of Duffield and Little Eaton since September 2016. This role was initially more focused at Duffield, but has increasingly been focussed on Little Eaton, and 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.

Other Staff

Andy Hardwick

Church Warden

Lucy Bailey

Parish Safeguarding Link

& 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.