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  • Self-regulation of the internet does not work, says Bishop

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has called on the government to protect children growing up with the internet. Read the Bishop's speech to the House of Lords on 7

  • Bishop Stephen’s Ordination Charge to Deacons 2017

    Bishop Stephen’s Ordination Charge to Deacons 2017

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has ordained 31 Deacons at Chelmsford Cathedral. Delivering his “Deacons’ Ordination Charge” Bishop Stephen discussed the five definitions of the word &ldquo

  • A Tribute to the Life of Bishop John Wraw

    A Tribute to the Life of Bishop John Wraw

    The Bishop of Bradwell, Right Reverend John Wraw, died peacefully in his sleep at home in the early hours of 25 July 2017. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2014. Bishop John

  • Bishop of Barking assures Muslim leaders of prayers and support  

    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

    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

    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