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

  • New guidance to help churches address questions of contested heritage

    The Church Buildings Council and Cathedral’s Fabric Commission for England has published new guidance for parishes and cathedrals addressing concerns over memorials with links to slavery and other

  • Chelmsford Diocese Task Group writes to MPs calling for withdrawal of Government Race and Ethnic Disparity Report

    The Bishop of Colchester, the Rt Revd Roger Morris, Chair of the Diocese of Chelmsford Racial Justice Task and Finish Group, has written to MPs in Essex and East London

  • Bishop Guli welcomes Church of England Anti Racism Taskforce Report

    The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has welcomed the Archbishops’ Anti Racism Taskforce report that was published today. The report commissioned by the Archbishops of

  • Michaela Southworth appointed as new Diocesan Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

    Michaela Southworth has been appointed as the new Diocesan Secretary and Chief Executive Officer for the Diocese of Chelmsford following a thorough recruitment and selection process. Michaela brings a wealth

  • An email from Bishop Guli to Church Leaders

    On the first day of her ministry as Bishop of Chelmsford. Bishop Guli has written to church leaders across the Diocese: Dear Brothers and Sisters It is a great privilege

  • Remembering His Royal Highness, Prince Philip

    It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness Prince Philip has died. The Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford has expressed her great

  • Bishop Peter’s Easter Message: Easter changes everything!

    Easter changes everything!  And as we begin to emerge from this cruel pandemic we so long for change! It feels like the wilderness of Lent and the agony of

  • Bishop Peter announces his retirement as Bishop of Barking

    The Rt Revd Peter Hill has this morning announced his retirement as Bishop of Barking to church leaders across Chelmsford Diocese. Bishop Peter said: “Now that Bishop Guli has