Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

  • Bishop of Barking assures Muslim leaders of prayers and support  

    Peter Hill, the Bishop of Barking, has sent the following letter to all the Muslim leaders in his Episcopal Area: "An attack on any one faith is an

  • Bishop Stephen’s Latest Address to Synod

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, gave a Presidential Address to the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod on 17 June 2017. The Address can be downloaded here.

  • Bishop Stephen: Build a society on love not on the fear and threat of terror

    There is only one thing that you can't take away from a human being: that is our freedom to choose how we respond. You can beat someone, starve them,

  • Bishop of Chelmsford: Please vote in the General Election

    Don’t be cynical. Don’t be weary. Make your voice count.  When I say things people agree with, they tell me how good it is that

  • Manchester: Bishop Stephen’s response

    What can be done in the face of horrific terrorist violence?  How are we to respond to senseless brutality?  When defenceless children and young people who had gathered

  • New Bishop’s Chaplain Appointed

    Revd Matt Simpkins (pictured) has been appointed as Chaplain to the Bishop of Chelmsford from 1 September 2017.   Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has said:   "I am delighted

  • New Archdeacon of Harlow appointed

    Revd Canon Vanessa Herrick brings huge experience of mission and ministry The Revd Canon Vanessa Herrick, currently Rector of Wimborne Minster & the Northern Villages in the Diocese of Salisbury,

  • Read Bishop Stephen’s Good Friday Homily and Easter Morning Sermon

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford preached a Homily on Good Friday and a Sermon on Easter Morning. The Homily and Sermon can be read in full by clicking