Diocesan Board of Education

Our work supporting Schools, Children and Chaplaincies in universities and colleges is guided by the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)

DBEs are constituted by a Measure of Parliament.

The Chelmsford DBE meets three times per year and in chaired by the The Ven Robin King, Archdeacon of Stansted. Its work is supported by its Executive Committee and four sub-committees: 

  • Schools Organisation and Resources;  
  • Children.
  • The Children’ and Youth Advisory Group co-ordinates work with young people in parishes.
  • Our support for Academies is overseen by the Chelmsford Diocesan Education Trust which appoints Members to Church School Academy Trusts.

DBE Members

Bishops Staff

  • The Ven Robin King, Archdeacon of Stansted

Bishops Appointments

  • Revd Andy Griffiths
  • Dot Salmon

Co-Opted Members

  • Marlene Wylie
  • John Hayes


  • Revd Lee Batson
  • Heather Housden


  • Revd Adrian McConnaghie
  • David Ives


  • Revd Sally Morris
  • Maureen Best