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  • The Archbishop of Canterbury prays for new church plant in Stratford

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby visited the site of a new church plant in Stratford, East London yesterday evening as part of a prayer walk for Thy Kingdom Come.

  • Bishop of Chelmsford issues Ad Clerum regarding John Parker

    Bishop of Chelmsford issues Ad Clerum regarding John Parker

    The Right Reverand Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has sent an Ad Clerum to all clergy in Essex and East London following recent media coverage of a situation involving

  • Thy Kingdom Come 2019: Light up the world with prayer

    Between  Ascension and Pentecost we are all invited to set aside time to pray for  people  to come to know Jesus Christ. Everyone is invited to join

  • Retreat House welcomes new General Manager

    We are very pleased to welcome Kate Marshall as the new General Manager of the Diocesan House of Retreat, Pleshey.   Kate’s appointment was announced at the Retreat

  • Ilford Mosque Firearms incident: Bishop Peter’s response

    The Right Revd Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking has issued the following message following yesterday’s firearms incident during Ramadan Prayers at a mosque in Ilford, east London.

  • Bishop Roger will walk in solidarity with mothers from Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to give birth, with 10 women dying in childbirth every day. This Christian Aid Week Bishop Roger Morris is walking in

  • Bishop’s Easter Day Sermon 2019

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has preached his Easter Day sermon: "In the passion of Christ and in his resurrection, we discover that the living God, the risen God,

  • Bishop Stephen’s response to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

    In response to the fire which has caused significant damage to Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, the Right Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, has made the following statement: