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

  • Farewell to Bishop Peter

    A farewell service for the Right Revd Peter Hill, the Bishop of Barking, took place at Chelmsford Cathedral last Sunday, 4 July. A small number of colleagues and friends came together

  • Bishop Guli’s Ad Clerum, Summer 2021

    The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has written to church leaders across Essex and East London. The full text of the Ad Clerum can be read

  • 25 new priests ordained

    Congratulations to our 25 new priests, who were ordained at services across East London and Essex from 26 -29 June. Churches livestreamed their Priest Ordinations to enable people to watch

  • Life Skills Courses at Lifestreams Saint Cedd’s

    Lifestreams Saint Cedd’s Church in Westcliff-on-Sea are set to offer a new series of Life Skills Courses for the local community, starting in September.  The cost of

  • Bringing boxing and faith together

    The Good Shepherd Boxing Community based at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Romford is a hub for people in the local community to learn to box and get

  • Super Hero Ordinand joins the Bionic Squad

    Daniel Cant is an ordinand in Colchester. Through prayer and the faith and determination of his seven year old son Aaron, he was recently fitted with a life changing bionic

  • Post lockdown boost for St Mary the Virgin, Newport

    St Mary the Virgin Church in Newport has received a £10,000 grant from the National Churches Trust.   The National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant will help pay for urgent window

  • Revd Andrew Fordyce awarded MBE for services to Community of Colchester

    Revd Andrew Fordyce awarded MBE for services to Community of Colchester

    The Revd Andrew Fordyce, Rector of the Tenpenny Villages Benefice in Tendring has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen