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

On 25 June Chelmsford Cathedral hosted a celebration service to license new Licensed Lay Ministers and welcome people into a variety of other lay ministry roles.

The service was a celebration of people starting ministries as:

  • Licensed Lay Ministers
  • Spiritual Companions
  • Lay Pioneers
  • Local Evangelists

The service can be watched below:

Download the Order of Service

Meet our new LLMs

Sandra Baines serving at St Andrew’s, South Shoebury

Sally Johnson serving at St Peter in the Forest, Walthamstow

Martin Roscoe serving at St John’s, Colchester

Jacqui Light serving in the Canvey Island Team Ministry

Rosalind Coleridge serving in the Great Baddow Team Ministry

Liz Dixon serving at St Mary’s, West Bergholt

Catherine Benbough serving in the Billericay and Little Burstead Team Ministry

Pamela Draycott who has served as an LLM in another diocese was welcomed as an LLM in Chelmsford Diocese during the service.

Lay ministry in our Diocese

There are a wide variety of lay ministries in our diocese. For more details about lay ministry options, training and resources visit or contact our Lay Development Adviser, Caroline Harding email

For more information please contact The Communications Team
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