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

  • Support our Lent Appeal for drought stricken Kenya!

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has shared his reflections on his recent visit to partner dioceses in Kenya with the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod. There were uncomfortable contrasts with

  • New church for Beaulieu and Channels

    A new Pioneer Ministry has been celebrated at the new community of Beaulieu and Channels in Chelmsford. The licensing of Pioneer Minister Revd Dan Pierce by Stephen Cottrell the Bishop


    ‘God is there for every Essex Man and Essex Woman in these challenging times’ The Venerable Dr John Perumbalath has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as

  • Motorbike is a 40th anniversary present for Kenya

    Members of our Bishop's senior staff are visiting Kenya to celebrate 40 years of our partnership with the region of Mount Kenya East. This now comprises five dioceses

  • Diocese improves broadband connectivity

    Diocese improves broadband connectivity

    Chelmsford Diocese is working to improve broadband connectivity. St Giles’ Church in Great Maplestead, near Halstead in Essex, is one of the churches involved in a programme

  • Bishop: ‘We can never use nuclear bombs, so to own them and perpetuate the myth of deterrence is a moral failure’

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has called on the government to be part of the United Nations High-level Conference on Disarmament in May this year – or explain why

  • Lent Cross Challenge

    We invite you to take part in our Lent Cross Challenge, designed to keep the cross at the heart of Easter.  It is very simple, all you need to

  • Bishop: Break the silence on nuclear weapons

    The Church of England ought to join the international campaign for nuclear disarmament, says Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford. “Nuclear weapons cannot have anything to do with