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  • Dr Chigor Chike appointed interim National Adviser Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns

    The Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike has been appointed as the Church of England’s interim National Adviser Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns as work begins to establish a new

  • New Lay Ministry Adviser appointed

    Caroline Harding has been appointed as Lay Ministry Adviser for the Diocese of Chelmsford. Caroline began her role in August, she succeeds Revd Canon Dr Elizabeth Jordan who has taken

  • Diocese of Chelmsford publishes Statement of Needs to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford

    The process to identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford is well underway and the Diocese of Chelmsford’s Vacancy in see Committee - the group that manages and oversees

  • More than one thousand people take part in consultation to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford

    More than one thousand people take part in consultation to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford

    A public consultation held by the Diocese of Chelmsford enabled over one thousand people to share their views to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford. The consultation asked people

  • 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