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

At present, the Diocesan Office is only open for staff and visitors with prior appointments. If you need to contact a member of staff, please do so by email or telephone.

Department email addresses are listed on this page.

If you are not sure where to direct your enquiry, please use this contact form.

The current situation remains under review and we hope to open the office more fully soon, in line with guidance and public safety measures.

Department Directory 

Area Teams

The contact details for our Area Teams, including Bishops, Archdeacons or Area Deans please visit our Area pages:



For orders and enquires to our bookshop please email

More information can be found here.


Church Planting

For enquires about Church Planting and the Diocese mission to plant 101 new Christian communities please email:

Head of Development for Growing Christian Communities, Revd Canon Dave Wade –

Projects Manager, Dawn Weddell -



For enquiries and advice about communications including the diocesan website, We Pray and E-bulletins please email For advice on digital communications visit our Online Church Resource Hub, further advice on parish communications can be found here. For out of hours media enquiries please call 07907 910249.



For enquiries about maintaining the church building and churchyard, faculty petitions, headstones, guidance and grants please email DAC guidance and forms can be found here.



For enquires relating to updating details held on our database please email


Data protection

For enquiries about data protection and GDPR please email



For enquires relating to our Church Schools please email More information about our Church Schools and our children’s ministry can be found at



For enquiries relating to finances please email


Mission and Ministry       

The Mission and Ministry Team is responsible for providing pathways into various kinds of ministry, continuing education for ministers, and support for ministerial wellbeing.  The team oversees training for our clergy and lay ministers and run courses to deepen Christian discipleship. Contact the Mission and Ministry team for enquiries relating to ministry training opportunities such as the CCS course by emailing More information on vocations – lay or ordained -  can be found here.


Print Unit              

For enquiries relating to our print and design service please email More information can be found here.



For enquires relating to our vicarages please email If you need a repair that is not under the responsibility of your PCC please call the Property Department Helpdesk on 01245 294471.



For enquires relating to Safeguarding please email The Diocese of Chelmsford is committed, as part of the Christian Church living in the spirit of the Gospel, to protect and care for everyone and we aim to be a beacon of best practice in safeguarding. Looking the other way is not an option. More information can be found here .



Contact details for our youth advisers can be found here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for Parishes

If your enquiry is about Coronavirus guidance, please visit our guidance for parishes web page which sets out the latest government and Church of England guidance and addresses some of the questions asked by parishes. If you require further information, please contact your Area Dean or email

Tracing of marriage, burial, Baptism and Confirmation records

Unfortunately, we are unable to help in tracing historic marriage, burial, baptism and confirmation certificates and records. These records are not held by the Diocesan Office.

If the relevant parish church doesn’t hold a copy of the records, it is likely it will be archived at the Essex Records Office.

For more information please contact The Communications Team
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