Tuesday, 26 June 2007

New Archdeacon of West Ham announced

The Revd Elwin Cockett, currently Team Rector of Billericay and Little Burstead, Rural Dean of Basildon, and Chaplain to West Ham United Football Club, has been appointed by the Bishop of Chelmsford as Archdeacon of West Ham, in the Diocese of Chelmsford, in succession to the Ven. Michael Fox, who retires in August. The Archdeaconry of West Ham includes the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, and Waltham Forest.

The Revd Elwin Cockett writes: “There are not many more exciting places to be at the moment than the Archdeaconry of West Ham, with all the challenges and opportunities represented by the 2012 Olympics and the regeneration of East London and the Thames Gateway. I very much look forward to listening to, and learning from people across this vibrant and diverse Archdeaconry as we seek together to serve God and to be 'salt and light' to the world around us.” Read more

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