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

  • Real Living Wage offers a real life, says Bishop

    Bishop of Barking Peter Hill has welcomed the Real Living Wage rises announced today. Speaking at the launch of Living Wage Week in London, Bishop Peter said: I follow a

  • Bishop’s Christmas story will feature at Imaginative book launch

    What is the place of imagination and story in the communication of the Christian faith? Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, will reflect on this question at a book launch

  • Church school in bid to help young and old live well

    Could a chat and a game of snakes and ladders with a child reduce the number of pills an older person is taking for their pain? Can a regular giggle

  • Community will benefit from plan to transform Walthamstow church

    The Church of St Peter-in-the-Forest, Walthamstow, has been awarded a grant of £1,370,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to deliver its ambitious and creative project, ‘St Peter&rsquo

  • Bishop - Church is committed to turning estates into communities and houses into homes

    At the official opening of the Beaulieu Community Centre in Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has said that the Church of England is committed to turning estates into

  • New Chair for Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education will help children and young people make a Christian difference in the world

    The Venerable Robin King, the Archdeacon of Stansted, has been appointed Chair of the Diocese of Chelmsford Board of Education from 2019 in succession to the Venerable Elwin Cockett, the Archdeacon

  • Bishop: Best way to communicate the Christian gospel is being a living stone

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has encouraged Christians everywhere to respond to God's call to be "living stones". The beautiful old stones of church buildings that "sing out

  • Bishop ordains ‘all ages, colour, shapes and sizes’ for God’s service in community

    What do a professor of biostatistics, a district nurse, a youth worker, a special constable, a psychotherapist, a banker, a postman, an airline pilot, a midwife, a physiotherapist, a sheet