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Bishop Guli’s speech to the House of Lords during the Renters (Reform) Bill Second Reading

15 May 2024

Bishop Guli's speech to the House of Lords during the Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill. 

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Bishop Guli Israel and Palestine Visit 2024

Bishop of Chelmsford’s Visit to Israel and Palestine

13 May 2024

Bishop Guli's has visited Israel and Palestine to show solidarity with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and local Christians, to listen and understand more about the conflict and its impact on the Diocese and local communities and to take greetings from the Diocese of Chelmsford, assuring Archbishop Hosam and others of our prayers and support.

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Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the first ordination of women to the priesthood in Chelmsford Diocese

30 April 2024

The 30th April 2024 marks 30 years since the first women were ordained as priests in Chelmsford Diocese. To celebrate this important milestone, we have produced a video looking back on that time with a message for those considering ordained ministry today.

Honorary Canons

Collation, Installation and Admission of Canons

28 April 2024

On Sunday 28 April, people from across the Diocese gathered at Chelmsford Cathedral for the Collation, Installation and Admission of 33 Canons. 

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Bishop Guli’s article for the Independent on the passing of the Safety of Rwanda Bill

24 April 2024

The passing of the Safety of Rwanda Bill is a dark moment in our country’s history, one that goes against our long-standing…

Bishop Guli - The Big Issue

Bishop Guli writes for the Big Issue about the new Homes for All Report

23 April 2024

It takes all of us to fix the housing crisis, writes the Church of England's lead bishop for housing the Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani for the Big Issue

Growing Good at Christchurch Three Mills

Growing Good at Christchurch Three Mills

15 April 2024

The Growing Good Toolkit is a free six session course helping churches explore the connection between social action, discipleship…

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Decision regarding the Archdeaconry of Harlow

12 April 2024

Bishop Guli has announced a decision regarding the Archdeaconry of Harlow

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Bronze Eco Diocese Award for the Diocese of Chelmsford

8 April 2024

The Diocese of Chelmsford has been awarded a bronze Eco Diocese award in recognition of the Diocese's care for creation.

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Maundy Money awarded in recognition of outstanding Christian service

28 March 2024

Her Majesty The Queen presented Maundy Money to three recipients from Chelmsford Diocese at this year’s annual Royal Maundy Service.

Trails of Discovery

Trails of Discovery at Chelmsford Cathedral

26 March 2024

In February, Chelmsford Cathedral opened three new art trails in collaboration with The Arts Society.

Street Pastors

Street Pastors: Bringing an expression of God’s love to our communities

22 March 2024

Mike Tricker, Licenced Lay Minister (LLM) in the Parish of Wickford and Runwell is also a Street and Rail Pastor.

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Chaplaincy at Snaresbrook Crown Court

20 March 2024

Mark Spencer Ellis writes about his chaplaincy role which involves supporting those who visit and work at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

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