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

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Holy Week at Home

A collection of resources to help you worship at home during Holy Week.

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Holy Week at Home

A collection of resources to help you worship at home during Holy Week.

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Latest News
  • Hundreds join Bishop Stephen online for final service

    The Bishop of Chelmsford led his final service on Maundy Thursday from his home, watched by hundreds of people on Zoom and on Facebook The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell led his final...

  • A letter regarding hospital chaplaincy

    A letter from the Bishops of London, Chelmsford, Barking and Stepney regarding hospital chaplaincy. We do not recognize the picture painted by Revd Marcus Walker in his article in The Times &ldquo...

  • Bishop Stephen’s Easter Ad Clerum

    The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell has written his final Ad Clerum to all Clergy and ministers in the diocese of Chelmsford:  Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,    This is...



    Bishop @CottrellStephen reflects on the question - what is your message for all those in the #BAME community who fe…

    Our Vacancies
  • Team Rector of Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry and Area Dean of Saffron Walden Deanery

    We are looking for a confident and compassionate priest, who feels God is calling them to work with our strong ministry team and to nurture our friendly congregations, who long...

  • School Adviser - Expression of Interest

    Every church school is supported by one of our team of Advisers. As well as pastoral care and school improvement support, our team supports schools in exceptional circumstances. They support...

  • Team Rector in the Witham & Villages Team Ministry

    We long to grow God’s Kingdom in our growing town and six villages, situated between Chelmsford and Colchester.  We are looking for somebody to lead us, enable...

  • Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Romford

    St. Edward the Confessor Romford is a large, inclusive and flourishing parish church committed to a modern Anglo-Catholic style of worship with a warm and welcoming congregation representing all ages...