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  • Archdeacon of Harlow is retiring in March 2017

    The Venerable Martin Webster, Archdeacon of Harlow in the Diocese of Chelmsford, has announced he will be retiring at the end of March 2017.  Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of

  • Archdeacon of Southend to retire at the end of 2016

    The Venerable Mina Smallman, Archdeacon of Southend in the Diocese of Chelmsford, has announced she will be retiring at the end of the year.  Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop

  • Bishop Peter: ‘Support #LondonUnited and celebrate the welcome offered to strangers in our midst’

    Peter Hill, the Bishop of Barking, has joined a social media campaign to celebrate welcoming refugees, asylum seekers and destitute migrants to London. Churches are sharing stories of community cohesion

  • Vernon Ross is the next Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness

    Vernon Ross is the next Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness

    Revd Vernon Ross, our Barking Area Mission and Ministry Advisor, has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness in south Cumbria. Vernon, who is also an associate

  • Meet our new Bishops Emily and Matt

    Meet our new Bishops Emily and Matt

    Two Chelmsford Sixth Formers will hold talks with the Children’s Commissioner of England on ‘Take Over Challenge’ day tomorrow, Friday 18 November when they will take over

  • Bishop’s Chaplain, Leslie Rogers, will be leaving in January

    Bishop’s Chaplain, Leslie Rogers, will be leaving in January

    Revd Leslie Rogers is moving to the Isle of Wight where his partner, John, has been offered a new job. Leslie will be leaving his posts as the Bishop of

  • Bishop Stephen: ‘All are pilgrims’

    Bishop Stephen: ‘All are pilgrims’

    Reflecting on his recent pilgrimage Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has shared with Chelmsford Diocesan Synod his thoughts on thanksgiving, trust, joy and being pilgrims together. “I want

  • Follow Bishop Stephen’s pilgrimage!

    Follow Bishop Stephen’s pilgrimage!

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, is on pilgrimage across Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella. As he follows the pilgrimage route, the Camino del Norte, you can track his