Chester DBE

Chester Diocesan Board of Education is governed by the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991 which gives it the following functions:

  • to promote or assist in the promotion of education in the diocese, being education which is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England;
  • to promote or assist in the promotion of religious education and religious worship in schools in the diocese;
  • to promote or assist in the promotion of church schools in the diocese and to advise the governors of such schools and trustees of church educational endowments and any other body or person concerned on any matter affecting church schools in the diocese;
  • to promote co-operation between the Board and bodies or persons concerned in any respect with education in the diocese;
  • such other functions not contrary to this Measure as are assigned to the Board by the diocesan synod, other than functions relating to church schools or church educational endowments.

The Board's constitution is governed by The Chester Diocesan Board of Education Order 2016

The Board is a company limited by guarantee registered in England (no. 85176) and a registered charity (no. 525790).

The Board is a Trust Corporation.

The Articles of Association which govern how the company is run can be seen here.

The Accounts for the year 2013 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2014 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2015 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2016 can be seen here.

The National Society has produced a report entitled 'A Diocesan Board of Education for the Future.'  It can be seen here.

Members of the Board


Bishop's Appointments
The Bishop of Stockport, the Rt Revd E J H Lane;
Mr D Cumberland

Diocesan Synod Appointments
The Revd L Bannon
The Revd L Boyle
Mr C Hughes
Mr E Owen
Canon E Renshaw MBE
Mrs S Riley
Mr I Roberts

Co-opted Members
Mr P Bowden

The Chair of the Board is the Bishop of Stockport