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  • Diocesan representatives elected to the Crown Nominations Commission

    Diocesan representatives elected to the Crown Nominations Commission

    As part of the process to identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford, the Diocesan Vacancy in See Committee has elected six people to represent the Diocese on the Crown Nominations

  • Reopening of church buildings for public worship

    The Right Reverend Peter Hill, the Acting Bishop of Chelmsford, has welcomed the Government’s announcement earlier this week that church buildings will be able to reopen for public

  • Essex Distillery offers churches a ‘Helping Hand’ to stay safe during reopening

    The East Coast Distillery in Thorpe-le-Soken is supporting churches in Essex by ensuring they have adequate supplies of affordable hand sanitiser as they prepare to reopen for private prayer. The

  • Government Update on Places of Worship Opening for Individual Private Prayer

    Government Update on Places of Worship Opening for Individual Private Prayer

    Following a recent announcement that places of worship could reopen for individual private prayer from June 15, the Government has now revised the date in guidance just published

  • Statement on funerals and individual prayer in church buildings from 15 June

    Statement on funerals and individual prayer in church buildings from 15 June

    On 9 June the House of Bishops issued updated guidance permitting funerals to take place in church buildings from 15 June in line with government guidelines. Bishop Peter sent an Ad

  • A Statement from the Acting Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Revd Peter Hill following the deaths of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry

    A Statement from the Acting Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Revd Peter Hill following the deaths of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry

    We are devastated to hear of the tragic deaths of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry in North London at the weekend. Nicole and Bibaa were the daughters of our former

  • Statement from the Rt Revd Peter Hill, Acting Bishop of Chelmsford on Individual Prayer in Churches

    Statement from the Rt Revd Peter Hill, Acting Bishop of Chelmsford on Individual Prayer in Churches

    We welcome the Government’s announcement that church buildings can open for supervised individual prayer from 15 June. We are expecting the Government to publish more detailed guidance soon that

  • Diocesan Synod Presidential Address, 6 June 2020

    Diocesan Synod Presidential Address, 6 June 2020

    The Presidential Address to Chelsmford Diocesan Synod, 6 June 2020 (meeting held by Zoom) The Rt Revd Peter Hill, Acting Diocesan Bishop I need to address the two very obvious demands that