Reverend Tim Elbourne

Chelmsford Diocese Educational Trust, Diocesan Director of Education

This role involves leading the team that supports 139 Church of England schools and academies from Newham to Harwich and from Southend to the Cambridgeshire border. For more information and regular news bulletins see

Tim was previously Director of Education in Ely Diocese, covering Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk and parts of Peterborough. He left his hometown of Salford as a teenager for Cambridge where he took his degree and trained as an English teacher. He was ordained in 1986 to a curacy in Tottenham. Tim has also worked in Yorkshire as clergy training officer, university chaplain and parish priest, chairing several Education trusts along the way. He established the best selling Grove Education series of booklets on Christian education which has sold 40,000 copies to date.