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

  • Bishop of Chelmsford: ‘Christ shows the love in us is of God’

    In his Christmas Sermon at Chelmsford Cathedral Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has said that to know love is to know God. Christ shows that the love in us

  • Wish it could be Christmas every day? - Bishop Stephen’s Christmas message 2016

    "Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day” goes the song. To which many may respond: “Be careful what you wish for!”  But what might

  • 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