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Online Church

Advice, guidance and links to online worship
across Chelmsford Diocese and beyond.

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Online Church

Advice, guidance and links to online worship across Chelmsford Diocese and beyond.

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Latest News
  • Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani to lead Church of England drive to tackle housing crisis

    Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, the next Bishop of Chelmsford, is to become the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Housing to spearhead the Church’s efforts to help...

  • The funeral of Bishop John Waine

    The funeral of Bishop John Waine will take place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Thursday 21st January at 12 noon.  Whilst we cannot attend in person, the service will be livestreamed from...

  • Chelmsford Diocese Advice Regarding New National Lockdown

    Chelmsford Diocese has written to clergy, churchwardens, Licensed Lay Ministers and Lay Chairs  following the Prime Ministers announcement of a new national lockdown. The email reads as follows:   Dear...



    In today’s video sermon, Revd Canon Imogen Nay reflects on the story of the Wedding at Cana and what this shows us…

    Our Vacancies
  • Heritage Support Consultant (Team)

    Following a grant from Historic England, the Diocese of Chelmsford is inviting tenders from an individual consultant or business to undertake the function of Historic Buildings Support Team for the...

  • Team Rector in the Wickford & Runwell Team Ministry

    We are looking for a Team Rector for our growing commuter-belt market town, situated in South Essex between Basildon and Chelmsford. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to provide...

  • Priest-in-Charge - West Mersea with East Mersea,  Peldon, Great and Little Wigborough

    We are a benefice of stunning rural and island parishes.  We need somebody to lead us and shape us as a team. We are motived and active with plenty...

  • 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...