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  • A letter regarding hospital chaplaincy

    A letter regarding hospital chaplaincy

    A letter from the Bishops of London, Chelmsford, Barking and Stepney regarding hospital chaplaincy. We do not recognize the picture painted by Revd Marcus Walker in his article in The

  • Bishop Stephen’s Easter Ad Clerum

    The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell has written his final Ad Clerum to all Clergy and ministers in the diocese of Chelmsford:  Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,   

  • Departures and Arrivals

    An Easter message from The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford "Easter, and perhaps especially Eastertide through to the feast of Pentecost, is always a season of departures and

  • Virtual Church services help churches serve their communities this Holy Week

    Churches in Chelmsford Diocese are embracing digital communications to help people worship at home and serve their communities in new and creative ways during Holy week. Despite church buildings being

  • Chelmsford Diocese’s Bishops Letter to Churches about the Latest Coronavirus Guidance

    Chelmsford Diocese’s Bishops Letter to Churches about the Latest Coronavirus Guidance

    Chelmsford Diocese's four Bishops, The Bishop of Chelmsford, The Bishop of Barking, The Bishop of Bradwell and The Bishop of Colchester have written a joint letter to churches across

  • Church of England to close all church buildings to help prevent spread of coronavirus

    Church of England to close all church buildings to help prevent spread of coronavirus

    All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect, including for private prayer, in an effort to help limit the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19. The archbishops and

  • Bishop Stephen’s Pastoral Letter to Parishes in Essex and East London about the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Bishop Stephen’s Pastoral Letter to Parishes in Essex and East London about the Coronavirus Pandemic

      Please note that in response to changing government guidelines, our guidelines for churches have changed considerably since this letter was written. Please ensure you are following our up to

  • Bishops and senior clergy make Green Lent commitments

    The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell and senior clergy from the Diocese of Chelmsford have made the environment the focus of their commitments for this year&rsquo