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Barking Area Team

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115

Church Buildings

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108

Clergy in
parish

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97

Parishes

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13

LLM & Readers

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36

Church of England Schools

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1.4m

Population

About the Barking Episcopal Area

The Barking Episcopal Area consists of five deaneries covering the five East London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

The population of the Barking Area is larger than most Church of England dioceses and is served by The Bishop of Barking, The Right Reverand Lynne Cullens and two Archdeacons – The Archdeacon of Barking, The Venerable Chris Burke and the Archdeacon of West Ham, the Venerable Elwin Cockett

Our Bishops and Archdeacons work with an Area Team made up of Area Deans, Advisors and Voluntary Officers, details of whom can be found below.

Major locations in the Barking Area include the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London City Airport, ExCeL, Royal Docks, the University of East London and Barking Riverside.

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Meet the team

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The Bishop of Barking

The Right Reverend Lynne Cullens

Barking Lodge
Verulam Avenue
Walthamstow


Our Archdeacons

Photo of The Ven Christopher Burke

Archdeacon of Barking

The Ven Christopher Burke

Photo of The Ven Elwin Cockett

Archdeacon of West Ham

The Ven Elwin Cockett


Personal Assistants

EA to the Bishop of Barking

vacancy

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Assistant Secretary to the Barking Area Office

Hillary Henry

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Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Barking

Julie Nagle

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Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of West Ham

Debbie Kelly


Area Deans

Photo of Revd Dave Chesney

Newham Area Dean

Revd Dave Chesney

Photo of Revd Martin J Court

Barking Area Dean

Revd Martin J Court

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Redbridge Area Dean

Revd Martyn J Hawkes

Photo of Revd Dr Susan Lucas

Area Dean of Waltham Forest

Revd Dr Susan Lucas

Photo of Revd Ken Wylie

Havering Area Dean & Performing Arts Adviser

Revd Ken Wylie


Staff and Team Members

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Children, Families and Youth Missioner

Emma Anderton


Voluntary Officers & Advisors

Photo of Revd Canon Ade Ademola

Healing Ministry Adviser

Revd Canon Ade Ademola

Photo of Rev’d Sam Brazier-Gibbs

Bishop's Adviser for Liturgy

Rev’d Sam Brazier-Gibbs

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Retired Clergy Adviser & SSM Officer

Revd Canon Ann Easter

Photo of Rev Canon Jeremy Fraser

Mission and Development Lead

Rev Canon Jeremy Fraser

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SSM Dean

Revd Dr Tom Keighley

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Retired Clergy Adviser

Revd Christopher Owens

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CMD Adviser

Revd Canon Jane Richards

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Havering Area Dean & Performing Arts Adviser

Revd Ken Wylie

Latest news from the Barking area


Archdeacon Mike

Archdeacon of West Ham vacancy; review and appointment

15 July 2024

The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has announced that the next Archdeacon of West Ham will be the Venerable Mike Power, who currently serves as the Archdeacon of Southend. 

Shirley Biro

Shirley Biro awarded a British Empire Medal

10 July 2024

Congratulations to Shirley Biro, who was recently awarded the British Empire Medal in the King's Birthday Honours.

Rachel Summers

Mthr Rachel Summers, wins the Churches Together in England MA Mission Prize 2024

6 June 2024

Mthr Rachel Summers, a Pioneer Curate in Walthamstow has won the Churches Together in England MA Mission Prize 2024. 

Chigor Chike and Alastair Cutting

The Rev Canon Dr Chigor Chike to be next Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich

6 June 2024

The Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike, who currently serves as the Vicar of Emmanuel Church, Forest Gate in the Diocese of Chelmsford, has been named as the next Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich

Archdeacon Elwin

The Archdeacon of West Ham, the Venerable Elwin Cockett announces his retirement

5 June 2024

The Venerable Elwin Cockett has announced his retirement after serving as the Archdeacon of West Ham since 2007.

Sue Lucas

The Rev Dr Sue Lucas appointed as Area Dean of Waltham Forest

11 March 2024

The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has announced the appointment of the Rev Dr Sue Lucas as Area Dean of Waltham Forest for a period of one year.