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

  • Bishop’s Easter Day Sermon: ‘God has had the last laugh. So we can have the last laugh too.’

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has preached: “It appears that death and defeat always have the last word. Or on this Easter Day, which by a happy coincidence

  • Diocesan Chief Executive to head CofE Pensions Board

    We are pleased to offer many congratulations to John Ball, our Chief Executive and Diocesan Secretary, on his appointment as the new Chief Executive of the Church of England Pensions

  • Support our Lent Appeal for drought stricken Kenya!

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has shared his reflections on his recent visit to partner dioceses in Kenya with the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod. There were uncomfortable contrasts with

  • New church for Beaulieu and Channels

    A new Pioneer Ministry has been celebrated at the new community of Beaulieu and Channels in Chelmsford. The licensing of Pioneer Minister Revd Dan Pierce by Stephen Cottrell the Bishop

  • NEW BISHOP OF BRADWELL:
 ‘GOD WANTS ESSEX TO FLOURISH’

    ‘God is there for every Essex Man and Essex Woman in these challenging times’ The Venerable Dr John Perumbalath has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as

  • Motorbike is a 40th anniversary present for Kenya

    Members of our Bishop's senior staff are visiting Kenya to celebrate 40 years of our partnership with the region of Mount Kenya East. This now comprises five dioceses

  • Diocese improves broadband connectivity

    Diocese improves broadband connectivity

    Chelmsford Diocese is working to improve broadband connectivity. St Giles’ Church in Great Maplestead, near Halstead in Essex, is one of the churches involved in a programme

  • Bishop: ‘We can never use nuclear bombs, so to own them and perpetuate the myth of deterrence is a moral failure’

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has called on the government to be part of the United Nations High-level Conference on Disarmament in May this year – or explain why