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  • Young Christian with autism explores vocation

    Young Christian with autism explores vocation

    Sebastian Sands (19), who lives with autism, is exploring a vocation in the Church of England. In August 2018 Sebastian (pictured) leaves St Michael’s Church in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex to live

  • Bishop’s Next Chaplain Appointed

    Bishop’s Next Chaplain Appointed

    Revd Mark Blakely has been appointed as the next Chaplain to the Bishop of Chelmsford from September.   Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has said: "I’m delighted

  • Join the Bishop on the road to Becontree!

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, is inviting the people of Redbridge and Dagenham to join him on his next Missionary Journey when he leads a walk from Barkingside to

  • Revd Derek’s refurbished mobile toilet cabin will be blessed by Bishop Stephen Cottrell

    Revd Derek’s refurbished mobile toilet cabin will be blessed by Bishop Stephen Cottrell

    Twice a month semi-retired farmer and roofer Revd Derek Clark sets off from his farm on his tractor and drives three miles down winding country lanes to church with

  • 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