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Ade Eleyae appointed as Bishop’s Equality Adviser

8th Oct 2019

Bishop Stephen appoints the first Bishop’s Equality Adviser in the diocese 


Revd Ade Eleyae has been appointed by the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, as the first Bishop’s Equality Adviser in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Ade will highlight, champion and raise awareness of issues relating to inclusion, diversity and equality.  She will convene the work and ministry of the Bishop’s Adviser for Women, the Chair of the Diocesan Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns and the Bishop’s Adviser for Disability and Deaf Church.

Ade will be a full member of the Bishop’s Staff Team.

Bishop Stephen said:

Clergy and laity hold a multiplicity of views on many of the great issues facing the church. Ade is the right person to help me ensure that all God’s people are afforded parity of esteem, dignity and worth. I am delighted to be welcoming this accomplished and prayerful priest to this important role."

Revd Ade Eleyae added:

I am grateful to God for the opportunity to serve as Bishop’s Equality Adviser and look forward to providing support and advice across the whole spectrum of equality issues, as the Diocese continues to grow in its understanding and appreciation of our rich diversity, and the blessing that this is.”

Ade will begin her new role from 29 October 2019 and she will also serve as Vicar of All Saints, Goodmayes.

Ade has served in the Diocese of Chelmsford since her ordination in 2014. Prior to that, she worked for 20 years a solicitor - first in private practice and then with the government.