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

  • Plough to be blessed in celebration of farmers

    A vintage plough will be led into Thaxted Church for blessing as part of a special church service to celebrate Plough Sunday. Plough Sunday Church services celebrate the work of

  • Live gently and enhance God’s creation in 2020

    New Year message from The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford When I’m having a bad day – or just as importantly, when I’m feeling

  • God is calling us to be ambassadors of Christ in this city - Bishops Christmas Day sermon

    Christmas Morning 2019 - Chelmsford Cathedral ‘How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the Messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says

  • Bishop Stephen Cottrell to become the next Archbishop of York

    The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as the new Archbishop of York in succession to the Most Reverend and Right

  • 2019 Christmas messages

    Download or listen to the 2019 Christmas messages from our Bishops.   Have a peaceful and colourful Christmas The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell Bishop of Chelmsford I visited New

  • The Bishop’s Ten Commandments for Voters and Candidates

    The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford has urged people to respect different viewpoints and ‘Honour the gift of truth’ in the run-up to the

  • A new vision for the future of St Mark’s College

    St Mark’s College, Audley End, residential youth and conference centre has been serving as a resource for children and young people in the Diocese of Chelmsford for over 25

  • What is prayer?

    Pocket-sized cards are prompting questions about prayer among children and adults in Essex and East London schools and churches. The ‘’What is prayer?’ cards, written by Stephen