The Reverend Canon Michael Knight has retired as vicar of the Crooked Spire church.
He has worked tirelessly at the iconic Chesterfield landmark for the past 18 years.
Rev Knight, who retired at the end of last month, said: “All good things must come to an end.”
Now he has retired he will be appointed a Canon Emeritus of Derby Cathedral.
A church spokesman said: “Our many thanks go to him for his ministry over the years and we offer our prayers of health and happiness in his retirement.”