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

Department Directory 

Area Teams, Area Deans, Archdeacons and Bishops

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


Church Planting

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

Programme Manager, Dawn Weddell -


Communications and Media        

For communications and media queries please email

For out of hours media enquiries please call 07907 910249.  

For information and advice about digital communications please visit our Online Church Resource Hub,

For further information about the communications team and communications resources click  here.



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.


Programme management

Programme Manager, Dawn Weddell -



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 .


Children and Youth

Contact details for our Mustard Seed team 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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