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  • Launch of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2021

    The Diocese of Chelmsford has launched the 2021 Bishop’s Annual Appeal with a special webinar hosted on Zoom. This year’s appeal will once again be partnering with

  • A statement from the Rt Rev Peter Hill, Acting Bishop of Chelmsford regarding today’s article in the Spectator Magazine

    On 4 February the Spectator published an article about the response of the Church of England to the Covid-19 pandemic and Church of England finances and structures. The Church of

  • Revd Rob Merchant announced as new Dean of Mission, Ministry and Education for the Diocese of Chelmsford

    The Diocese of Chelmsford has announced that the Revd Rob Merchant is to be the new Dean of Mission, Ministry and Education. Rob is currently the Director of St Mellitus

  • A message from Bishop Peter to church leaders - Remembering in East London and Essex

    Starting on 1 February, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited the nation to pause, pray and remember the 100,000 people who have lost their lives to Covid-19 across the

  • Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani to lead Church of England drive to tackle housing crisis

    Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, the next Bishop of Chelmsford, is to become the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Housing to spearhead the Church’s efforts

  • The funeral of Bishop John Waine

    The funeral of Bishop John Waine

    The funeral of Bishop John Waine will take place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Thursday 21st January at 12 noon.  Whilst we cannot attend in person, the service will be

  • Chelmsford Diocese Advice Regarding New National Lockdown

    Chelmsford Diocese Advice Regarding New National Lockdown

    Chelmsford Diocese has written to clergy, churchwardens, Licensed Lay Ministers and Lay Chairs  following the Prime Ministers announcement of a new national lockdown. The email reads as follows:

  • Bishop Peter’s New Year Message

    Bishop Peter’s New Year Message So it’s a new year. What are your first questions as 2021 begins? Maybe: Will it be as brutal as last year,