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About the Bradwell Episcopal Area

The Bradwell Episcopal Area consists of nine deaneries covering south and mid Essex, stretching east from Epping, through Brentwood and Chelmsford, to Maldon and the Dengie peninsula and on to Bradwell as well as the area stretching along the north of the Thames Estuary from the Dartford Crossing to Southend.

The Bradwell Area, which is as large as many dioceses, is served by The Bishop of Bradwell, The Right Reverand Adam Atkinson and two Archdeacons – The Archdeacon of Chelmsford, The Venerable Jonathan Croucher and the Archdeacon of Southend, the Venerable Mike Power.

Our Bishops and Archdeacons work with an Area Team made up of Area Deans, Advisors and Voluntary Officers, details of whom can be found below.

South and Mid Essex is an area of great diversity and contrast – Southend, recently having been made a city, with the longest pier in the country; Basildon where the greatest piece of civic architecture is the noteworthy church bell tower and St Peter on the Wall in Bradwell built by Cedd in 654 when he came to bring the Gospel to the East Saxons.

Bradwell Chapel Bradwell Chapel

Meet the team

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The Bishop of Bradwell

The Right Reverend Adam Atkinson

c/o The Archdeacon of Southend's Office
The Archdeacons Lodge
459 Rayleigh Road,
Thundersley, Benfleet

Our Archdeacons

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Archdeacon of Chelmsford

The Ven Jonathan Croucher

Photo of The Ven Mike Power

Archdeacon of Southend

The Ven Mike Power

Personal Assistants

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PA to the Archdeacon of Southend

Linda Thornton

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PA to the Archdeacon of Chelmsford

René Horner

PA to Bishop of Bradwell


Area Deans

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Area Dean of Chelmsford

Revd Canon Tim Ball

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Area Dean of Maldon and Dengie

Revd Peter Begley

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Area Dean of Basildon

Revd Jonathan Evens

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Area Dean of Epping Forest and Ongar

Revd John Fry

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Area Dean of Hadleigh

Revd Pete Hillman

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Area Dean of Thurrock

The Revd David Rollins

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Area Dean of Rochford

Revd Canon Nicholas Rowan

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Area Dean of Brentwood

Revd Andy Smith

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Area Dean of Southend

Revd Canon Louise Williams

Staff and Team Members

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Children, Youth and Families Adviser

Belinda Ramsay

Voluntary Officers & Advisors

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Retirement Adviser (Chelmsford)

Revd Hugh Dibbens

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Women's Advisor for the Chelmsford Archdeaconry

Revd Timnat Emmanuel

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CMD Adviser

Revd Canon Andy Griffiths

Retirement Adviser (Southend)

Revd Barry Johnson

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SSM Advisor

Revd Kate Moore

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Women's Adviser - Southend Archdeaconry

Revd Marion Walford

Latest news from the Bradwell area

Bishop Adam's Cross

Bishop Adam’s Pectoral cross created from waste plastic

3 January 2024

Bishop Adam talks about his Pectoral Cross, which has been made from fully recycled materials.

St Francis Community Pop Up Food Store

St Francis Community Pop Up Food Store offers a helping hand with the weekly shop

10 December 2023

St Francis Community Church in Chelmsford has set up a pop-up ‘social food store’ for families who are struggling to afford food amid the cost-of-living crisis.

David Rollins

The Revd David Rollins appointed as Area Dean of Thurrock

20 November 2023

The Bishop of Chelmsford has announced that the next Area Dean of Thurrock will be the Revd David Rollins.  

Jonathan Croucher and Kate Peacock

New Archdeacons of Chelmsford and Stansted appointed

27 August 2023

Bishop Guli has announced the appointments of the new Archdeacons of Stansted and Chelmsford.

The Ven. Adam Atkinson

The Ven. Adam Atkinson announced as the next Bishop of Bradwell

19 June 2023

Downing Street has announced that the Venerable Adam Atkinson will be the next Bishop of Bradwell, succeeding the Right Reverend Dr John Perumbalath, who became Bishop of Liverpool earlier this year. 

Bishop John

Farewell to Bishop John

27 February 2023

On Sunday 26 February, people from across Chelmsford Diocese gathered at Chelmsford Cathedral to say farewell to The Right Revd John Perumbalath and to give thanks for everything he has contributed to the life of our Diocese, both as Archdeacon of Barking and more recently as Bishop of Bradwell.