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Prayers for those affected

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Chelmsford Diocese are with those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world. We pray for those who care for the sick, for those who are combatting the spread of the virus and for those who are worried about friends and loved ones.

Guidance for Parishes

This page serves as as hub for resources to support parishes during the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Church of England guidance.- The Church of England website contains comprehensive advice and guidelines to help your parish. This page is regularly updated and guidance is based on Public Health advice
  • Chelmsford Diocese FAQs - In response to questions from Parishes across the Diocese, we have published a Frequently Asked Questions web page. This page is regularly updated.
  • NHS website - For medical advice, including advice on symptoms and self isolation, please use the NHS website.
  • Chelmsford Diocese resources for worship and ministry- These pages contain advice, guidance and best practice to help parishes encourage and support worship at home and community service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Keeping up to date

The Diocese of Chelmsford is sending regular updates about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our email bulletins. Please sign up here.

Clergy, Church Wardens and Lay Chairs receive additional advice and guidance by email.

In addition, our Archdeacons speak daily with Area Deans about the the implications of Coronavirus in their own areas. These meetings then feed back to a central Diocesan Communications Group who are overseeing the diocesan response, communications and support for parishes.


For more information please contact The Diocese Communications team
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