Joe Hopkins is our Lay Chaplain, and was appointed as the first Chaplain of Christ the King in January 2013.

He has worked at University Chaplaincies at the University of Birmingham, the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham; and has volunteered in numerous parishes in Derby and Nottingham as a Catechist, Musician and Altar Server.

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One of his proudest moments was when as a University student he was one of the representatives for the UK at a conference in Rome and got to meet and speak to Pope Benedict.


Joe’s hobbies include supporting Derby County; playing Gaelic Football and running; watching films; playing guitar, bass and mandolin.

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Joe studied Drama and Theatre Arts at University but decided to give up on being an actor to be a Chaplain instead. The reason for this was that he wanted young people to experience that God is real and our Catholic faith is life changing!


He can be contact by email:; twitter: @CtKChaplaincy; by phone 0115 955 6262 ext. 156 or even better pop in to say hello!