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New Chair for Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education will help children and young people make a Christian difference in the world

1st Oct 2018

The Venerable Robin King, the Archdeacon of Stansted, has been appointed Chair of the Diocese of Chelmsford Board of Education from 2019 in succession to the Venerable Elwin Cockett, the Archdeacon of West Ham.

Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, said: 

Working in partnership across our diverse region Archdeacon Elwin has played a key role in establishing our schools, communities and churches as places of Christian service and ministry to children and young people.

“Archdeacon Robin will continue this approach and make the most of every opportunity to ensure all our schools flourish and help children and young people have a greater understanding of the Christian faith and so be better able to make a difference in the world.”

Image: The Venerable Robin King, Archdeacon of Stansted.

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Archdeacon Robin King has been Vice-Chair of the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education (CDBE) for the past three years.

The Venerable Elwin Cockett, Archdeacon of West Ham, was appointed CDBE Chair in 2014, having been Vice-Chair of the Board for many years previously.

Under Elwin’s leadership the CDBE set up the Vine Schools Trust which supports 19 academies in providing excellent education, developing Christian character and improving educational standards.

The CDBE comprises 139 church schools in Essex and East London.​