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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Bishop unpacks Archbishops’ invitation

    The Archbishops’ invitation for a “radical new Christian inclusion in the Church… that is founded in scripture, in reason, in tradition, in theology and the Christian faith

  • Create chances for us to serve and get involved, say young people

    The voices of young people will be heard in Synod this month as members focus on a new strategy for youth. For Mark Tiddy it is a chance for everyone

  • Bishop John writes moving letter to clergy

    John Wraw took up his role as Bishop of Bradwell in the Diocese of Chelmsford five years ago. He was diagnosed with cancer two years later. The type of cancer