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  • Celebrating Lay Ministry

    Celebrating Lay Ministry

    Chelmsford Cathedral hosted our Lay Ministry Celebration service on Saturday afternoon to celebrate a pray for all lay ministries in Chelmsford Diocese.   During the service, Bishop Guli licensed new

  • Bishop Guli’s speech to the House of Lords, Social Housing Regulation Bill, Second Reading

    Bishop Guli’s speech to the House of Lords, Social Housing Regulation Bill, Second Reading

    Speaking during the Second Reading of the Social Housing Regulation Bill, the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has said that a long-term, cross-party housing

  • Nick Alston appointed as the new Independent Chair of the Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Advisory Panel

    The Bishop of Chelmsford has appointed Nick Alston CBE DL as the new Independent Chair of the Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP). The first Police and Crime Commissioner for

  • Bishops’ Letter to the Times on the Rwanda Asylum Policy

    Bishops’ Letter to the Times on the Rwanda Asylum Policy

    The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has joined the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the other Church of England Bishops in the House of Lords,

  • Diocesan Synod June 2022, Presidential Address by the Bishop of Chelmsford

    Diocesan Synod June 2022, Presidential Address by the Bishop of Chelmsford

    Presidential Address by the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Diocesan Synod, 11 June 2022 Since the last meeting of this Synod in February we have as a Diocese been through Lent and

  • Emma climbs the 02 to mark the beginning of the London Network of Parent and Toddler Groups prayer marathon

    June is the national month of prayer for toddler groups and in London the London Network of Parent and Toddler Groups will pray for a different borough each day. On 1

  • The Revd Canon Mike Power appointed as the new Archdeacon of Southend

    The Revd Canon Mike Power has been appointed as the new Archdeacon of Southend following interviews last week. Mike has held the responsibilities of archdeacon since the previous Archdeacon of

  • Culture, faith and real life - Thought for the Day, 24 May 2022. The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani.

    Culture, faith and real life - Thought for the Day, 24 May 2022. The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani.

      Culture, faith and real life Bishop Guli's Thought for the Day contribution, BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 24 May 2022 I recently chanced upon the Radio 4 programme, This Cultural Life, when presenter