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  • Bishop urges schools to combat cosmetic surgery culture

    Schools should teach children to look beyond the culture of cosmetic surgery, fast cars and designer labels, Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford has told leading head teachers.   In

  • Amazing Christian band will Illuminate Chelmsford

    Renowned Christian band LZ7 will be speaking about mental health and self-esteem in four Chelmsford schools and will give two performances at a church in the city. The band&rsquo

  • 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