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Diocesan Board of Education

The St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Board of Education’s mission is to offer a life-enhancing encounter with the teachings and person of Jesus Christ, an experience that is utterly inclusive and brings love, hope, aspiration and fulfilment to every child.

The work of the Board at every level will be underpinned by the Christian values of Respect, Kindness, Perseverance, Forgiveness and Love.

DBE Meeting

  • Members-+

    The following list includes all members of the Diocesan Board of Education - as at 2 February 2018.

    The current Board was elected/nominated/co-opted for a 3-year period from January 2016 to Autumn 2018.


    Elected / Appointed / Co-opted

    Archdeaconry / Appointee / Representing

    The Rt Revd Martin Seeley

    Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich


    The Ven Dr David Jenkins (CHAIR)

    Archdeacon of Sudbury

    Bishop's Council

    Graham Alcock

    Ipswich Deanery


    Janita Betts

    Headteacher - Ipswich Deanery


    Revd Dr Stephen Brian

    Rector - Mid-Loes Benefice

    Archdeaconry of Suffolk

    Thomas Brooke

    Lay Member


    Jane Eccleston

    Lay Member

    Archdeaconry of Sudbury

    Sandra Gray

    Lay Member

    Archdeaconry of Sudbury

    Guy McGregor

    Lay Member

    Archdeaconry of Suffolk

    The Ven Ian Morgan

    Archdeacon of Suffolk


    Pete Mumford

    Schools Planning Manager, CYP Suffolk County Council


    Revd Sharon Potter (VICE-CHAIR)

    Rector - Bradfield St Clare, Bradfield St George with Little Whelnetham, Cockfield, Felsham and Gedding

    Archdeaconry of Sudbury

    Drew Quayle

    Lay Member


    Dr Andrew Revitt

    University of Suffolk


    Mr Paul Ryle

    Headteacher - Hartismere Deanery 


  • Meeting Dates-+

    The DBE meets at least four times a year and members are also invited to join specific courses, conferences and occasional joint-sessions with other Dioceses or the Local Authority.

    Meetings in 2018 are planned for:

    • Wednesday 12 September (6.00pm)
    • Tuesday 20 November (1.30pm)

    Agendas will be posted here one week prior to the meeting. Meetings take place at the St Nicholas Centre, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ.

    Previous Meetings

    Older papers are available on request - please email Jacqui Studd.