Supporting Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Services.
Lead Chaplain, Headquarters, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Hathersage & Ripley: Mrs Ami Lindo
Melbourne and Swadlincote: Caroline Carr
Heanor & Ilkeston: Mr Eddie Sweet
Shirebrook Fire Station: Revd Karen Bradley
Long Eaton Fire Station: Deacon Terry Street
Nottingham Road Fire Station: Revd Mair Bradley
Kingsway, Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Matlock, Bakewell, Clowne, Belper, Crich, Duffield, Chapel-en-le-frith, Staveley, Whaley Bridge, Buxton, Glossop, Bradwell & New Mills Fire Stations: Vacancy
Lead Chaplain, Headquarters, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Hathersage & Ripley:
Mrs Ami Lindo
Ami is our Police and Fire Lead Chaplain and has spent 3 years serving Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service as a Fire Chaplain before becoming the Lead of both services in July 2017.
As Lead Chaplain, Ami is responsible for covering the welfare and spiritual needs across both services, co-ordinating Police and Fire Chaplains on behalf of Workplace Chaplaincy Derbyshire.
Ami can be reached 24 hours a day 7 days a week using the details here and can be found in the Equality’s and Inclusions department at Ripley Police and Fire Headquarters every Tuesday and Thursday.
Ami moved to Derbyshire in 2013 with her husband David after living and working in the Peoples Republic of China. During her time In China Ami worked as an English teacher and gave her time working for a Beijing based Christian organisation which provides long term foster care for abandoned children with visual impairments and other physical and learning disabilities.
On her return to the UK in September 2012, Ami married her long standing friend of 18 years and followed him to a Methodist Seminary in the Derbyshire Dales where they spent 4 years building upon their Ministerial training which they received through the Millennium Pentecostal organisation (once a part of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World).
During this season they welcomed their son Ezekiel into the world and are currently expecting their second child who will make her arrival In Oct 2017.
Alongside providing support for both services Ami Continues to support her husband's Nottingham based Ministry, The Reservoir of Hope.
Tel: 07905 301723 or Email:
Melbourne and Swadlincote:
I am married to Bob and in 2015 we will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.
We have two grown up children and three grandchildren all under 4years old whom we adore and spend as much time is as possible and being a part of their lives watching them grow up.
I work in a local school in Swadlincote as a Cook Supervisor for three days per week, Wednesdays through to Fridays.
I am also a Lay Pastor within Derby Diocese serving my community based at our local Anglican Parish Church, in Church Gresley.
My heart is very much in the Pastoral Ministry and I lead the pastoral Team there and serve on the leadership team.
I have spent a long time walking alongside those who are bereaved having over 10 year’s experience working voluntarily for Cruse Bereavement Care, as a Counsellor and Supervisor.
And more recently work alongside my priest serving our community ministering to the sick and in the parish’s funeral ministry.
My hobbies are swimming whenever time allows and walking my elderly little Cairn Terrier Toby.
My voluntary, life and professional experiences equip me to offer sound counsel and pastoral care to those in need.
My faith is extremely important to me and I always live my life through example to reflect my beliefs. Whatever someone believes in or whatever
their worldview is I am happy to support and walk alongside them.
Tel: 01283 221315/07814 270347 or Email:
Heanor & Ilkeston:
Mr Eddie Sweet
I was born in Nottingham in 1951. I served an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering, and then spent my working life mostly with a company in the Mechanical Handling industry, where I became Service Manager and from which I have just recently retired.
I married my wife Fran in my early twenties, and we moved to Heanor, where we have lived for the last 40 years or more, so I think I know the local geography and the community and their needs in Ripley, Heanor, and Ilkeston area quite well. We have one adopted son of 28, who has had learning difficulties from birth, and through raising him I have learnt a lot about the difficulties and problems which others face and how they can be looked at and resolved to give a better life experience.
Throughout our son’s life, we have encouraged and tried to give him every opportunity to integrate with his peer groups and because of this I have often become involved with various youth groups or organisations which support and assist youngsters or adults with Learning Disabilities.
I have always been a Christian, and for a number of years I have been a Worship leader at St. Andrew’s Church, Langley Mill where I am also a Church Warden.
My faith is important to me and has helped me through many of life’s situations.
I always try to live a Christian life and I hope the example I show may encourage others to do likewise. I do understand though that others may have different views, to which they are entitled, but this does not prevent me from offering a confidential listening ear, and pastoral care to those who need it based on my voluntary, professional and life experiences.
Tel: 01773 719162/07929 014610 or Email:
Shirebrook Fire Station:
Revd Karen Bradley
My name is Reverend Karen Bradley and I am a priest in the Anglican Church. During my training I became interested in the role of chaplain and spent some time with the chaplaincy service in the Army and also at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Since becoming Team Vicar at Holy Trinity Shirebrook and St Michael’s Pleasley, I have begun chaplaincy support in the Sports Direct warehouse and at Shirebrook Academy where I have the opportunity to support both pupils and staff in their day to day lives.
Outside of my work as a chaplain and Team Vicar, I am married with two grown
up children. I enjoy running as a way of relaxing, and since getting a dog just
a year ago, I spend much of my spare time with him!
Tel: 01623 748577/07823 440513 or Email:
Long Eaton Fire Station:
Deacon Terry Street
I am a Methodist Minister serving the people of Long Eaton and Breaston, which is my first stationing. I originate from Royston near Barnsley in South Yorkshire and spent over thirty years working in the glass industry as a M/C operator before answering the call to full time ministry.
This is my first time as a chaplain, but I have lots of life experience and like chatting and getting to know people - as I have the good people at Long Eaton police station, where it is a privilege to be chaplain.I am also chaplain to Long Eaton Fire Station.
Outside work I like spending time with my wife Sue, walking our dog Jasper. We have four children and a thirteenth grandchild on the way, and spending time with them especially in school holidays is great fun. I also like to get back to Barnsley and watch Barnsley FC play time and ministry permitting; I also watch Long Eaton United on occasions.
Tel: 07591 749502 or Email:
Nottingham Road Fire Station:
Revd Mair Bradley
Rev'd Mair Bradley is an Ordained Minister in the East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church and is currently Minister at Long Eaton United Reformed Church, Derbyshire.
Mair has served as a Police Chaplain at Ashbourne since 2001, she also took on the role at Derby in 2007.
She has now also taken on the role of Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Chaplain at Nottingham Road Fire Station in Derby.
Mair enjoys her chaplaincy and sees her role as supporting those in the workplace and realises the value of building relationships, friendships and trust with all officers and staff. It is a great privilege to "simply be there" for them.
Tel: 07887 620130 or Email:
Kingsway, Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Matlock, Bakewell, Clowne, Belper, Crich, Duffield, Chapel-en-le-frith, Staveley, Whaley Bridge, Buxton, Glossop, Bradwell & New Mills Fire Stations:
There is a vacancy for this position at present. Why not get involved?