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

  • Get soaked at Pleshey!

    According to retreat conductor Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), the spiritual life is “a life soaked through by a sense of God’s reality”.   On the brink of

  • Waltham Forest churches join forces for partnership

    Waltham Forest churches join forces for partnership

    Church leaders and parishioners from all corners of Waltham Forest have joined forces for the launch of a new ‘Mission and Ministry’ partnership. A commissioning service led by

  • Author Ronald Blythe to be honoured by Bishop at Wormingford

    The author Ronald Blythe, famous for the book and film "Akenfield" and with 50 books to his name, is to be honoured at a service in his home church

  • Community invited to big birthday party at Leytonstone church

    A special event at a Leytonstone church will celebrate a big anniversary. The church will be 125 years old. St Margaret’s church in Leytonstone is celebrating its first 125 years

  • 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