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

Join us for General Election prayers!

Church leaders in Essex and East London will be holding a public Prayer Vigil for the General Election at Chelmsford Cathedral this Thursday 30 April from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm.

Ahead of the Vigil the Church of England Bishops in Chelmsford Diocese issued a Message to Christians in the Diocese to put aside self-interest and vote for ‘the common good.’

“Is there anything distinctive about how Christians cast their vote?” they ask.

“If there is, it is probably this: we vote not seeking what is best for us, but what is best for our neighbour, what is best for the nation as a whole, what is best for the planet.

“It is what Christians call the ‘common good’.”

The Message was issued by all four Bishops in Chelmsford Diocese - Stephen Cottrell (Chelmsford), Peter Hill (Barking), John Wraw (Bradwell) and Roger Morris (Colchester).

The Prayer Vigil, to which all are welcome, is being organised by Churches Together in Essex and East London. 

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Brentwood will be taking part together with representatives of the Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed churches, the Religious Society of Friends, the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Salvation Army.