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  • 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

  • Calvert Prentis will be Ordinands and Vocations Development Director for Birmingham

    The appointment of Revd Calvert Prentis as Director of Ordinands and Vocations Development for Birmingham has been announced. Congratulating Calvert on his appointment, Canon Philip Need, the Director of

  • Bishop Stephen: Let’s not be abashed to talk about the reality of sin

    In his Address to the November 2017 Chelmsford Diocesan Synod Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, reviewed the progress made during a year of discipleship in the diocese, noting more

  • Self-regulation of the internet does not work, says Bishop

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has called on the government to protect children growing up with the internet. Read the Bishop's speech to the House of Lords on 7

  • Evangelism is top priority says church

    Evangelism is top priority says church

    Sharing the life-giving good news of Christ has been affirmed as a top priority for the Church of England in east London and Essex. The Synod, or church regional assembly,

  • Chelmsford Diocese awarded strategic development grant

    Percy Lomax, the Chairman of the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance has commented: “I am delighted that the Diocese has been awarded this grant towards our strategic development. &ldquo