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  • Places of Worship: protective security funding scheme

    Places of Worship: protective security funding scheme

    Churches can apply for funding for security measures to protect against hate crime. In the light of recent arson attacks on churches in east London, the Home Office has announced

  • Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter

    The Church of England has published social media advice aimed at tackling online abuse, misleading content and encouraging a positive atmosphere for online conversations. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,

  • Ordination of Priests 2019

    Congratulations to our 30 new Priests who were ordianed  by the Bishops of Barking, Bradwell and Colchester at services across the Diocese of Chelmsford on Saturday 29 June. Our

  • The Time is Now: ‘Watch this space in every community’

    The Time is Now mass lobby of Parliament took place earlier this week (26 June). Time is Now bought together representatives from a faith groups and faith organisations such as Christian

  • We must stand together with other faiths says Bishop

    We must stand together with other faiths says Bishop

    The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Revd Stephen Cottrell, has highlighted the importance of building good relationships with other faith groups in his address at Diocesan Synod. Interfaith engagement was

  • Refugee Week: Support Refugee Welcome

    This Refugee week, Fr Gareth Jones calls on our parishes to support a Refugee Welcome project in their local community.   Refugee Week (17-23 June 2019) is a time when, as

  • 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