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

  • 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

  • Bishop: Give your loved one a cup of tea on Valentine’s Day

    Writing for the Essex Chronicle, Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has said that the reality of love is worked out in daily acts of loving kindness: "Valentine's Day

  • Bishop: “Our country should take a lead in the greatest humanitarian crisis facing Europe”

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has responded to the news that the government has decided to end the Dubs amendment scheme allowing vulnerable refugee children into the UK. "I

  • New Archdeacon of Southend Appointed

    The Revd Canon Mike Lodge, currently Team Rector of Rayleigh, has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Southend.  Mike has been the Acting Archdeacon of Southend

  • Chaplain will strengthen Pleshey as House of Prayer

    Revd Graham Dowling has been appointed as Chaplain of the Chelmsford Diocesan Retreat House at Pleshey in Essex. The Retreat House, popularly known as Pleshey, is a place at the