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. James is currently undertaking the Midlands Ministry Training Course (MMTC), run by the Midlands Gospel Partnership.


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.


Check out our youth and children’s pages to see what’s going on here at St Paul’s & in our wider United Benefice.

Would you like to join our team? 

Do you have a passion for nurturing and discipling young people? To see young people grow in their faith in Jesus? Are you keen to see young people share the good news of Jesus with their friends?  Is your desire to know Jesus and his people better, that together we might be devoted to God and devoted to one another?

If so, why not come and join us in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, just 15 minutes from the centre of Derby and 25 minutes from the Peak District; the best of both worlds.

We are looking to recruit a full time Youth and Childrens Worker, to join our staff team at Duffield and Little Eaton.

Responsibilities will be dependent on experience and gifting, but you will be involved in the running of our Youth and Children’s ministry, as part of the staff team. That will involve youth and children’s work on Sunday, midweek, evangelistic activities such as Holiday clubs, and outreach to children and young people into the local community through schools and families.

There will be opportunities to pursue appropriate theological study.

Salary will be in region of £19,000-21,000 depending on experience and circumstances, and housing can be included as part of the package if appropriate. We make a pension contribution of 10% of gross salary. This is a full-time post. The role has an Occupational Requirement to be a Christian, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information about the churches, see our websites: and and check out our YouTube channel – The United Benefice of Duffield and Little Eaton.

The closing date for application is the Friday 15th January 2021.

For more information, a job description and an application form, contact the church office by email:

Check out our youth and children’s pages to see what’s going on here at St Paul’s & in our wider United Benefice.

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.