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  • Plough Sunday blessing supports farming community

    A vintage plough will be led into Thaxted Church on Plough Sunday for blessing as a sign of support for the farming community. Plough Sunday Church Services traditionally mark 

  • Bishop - “Christ’s birth is not fake news but the truth for all”

    Preaching his Christmas 2017 sermon against the backdrop of a year of “post truth” and “fake news” Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop if Chelmsford, has said: “The

  • Calvert Prentis will be Ordinands and Vocations Development Director for Birmingham

    The appointment of Revd Calvert Prentis as Director of Ordinands and Vocations Development for Birmingham has been announced. Congratulating Calvert on his appointment, Canon Philip Need, the Director of

  • Bishop Stephen: Let’s not be abashed to talk about the reality of sin

    In his Address to the November 2017 Chelmsford Diocesan Synod Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, reviewed the progress made during a year of discipleship in the diocese, noting more

  • Announcement concerning Revd Canon Simon Pothen

    The death of Revd Canon Simon Pothen, Canon Precentor of Chelmsford Cathedral, has been announced by Nicholas Henshall, the Dean of Chelmsford. Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has said:

  • 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