First Archdeacon of Stansted installed at Chelmsford Cathedral

Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell (left) with Robin King (right).

Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell (left) with Robin King (right). - Credit: Archant

THE first Archdeacon of Stansted was installed at a service at Chelmsford Cathedral on Sunday (September 15).

Revd Canon Robin King’s new Archdeaconry comprises the Deaneries of Saffron Walden, Hinckford, Braintree and Dunmow & Stansted.

After leaving university, Mr King spent six years working for a domestic bank. He spent two years training for ministry in Cambridge, where he met and married his wife, Katharine. They were ordained together in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and served as curates in a large parish in Ipswich.

In 1992, Mr King took up the post of vicar of Bures on the Suffolk-Essex border. He has been involved in training a number of ordinands and clergy and has been a Rural Dean for the past six years.