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  • Bishops express concern about Government’s approach to channel migrant crossings

    Bishops express concern about Government’s approach to channel migrant crossings

    The Bishop of Chelsmford, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani and the Bishop of Bradwell, The Rt Revd Dr John Perumbalath have joined other Church of England Bishops in raising

  • Bishop Guli’s sermon from the service to welcome her new ministry as the Bishop of Chelmsford

    Watch the sermon on YouTube   Called to Travel Well Together We are all, I’m sure, acutely aware that the Diocese of Chelmsford has been through a painful,

  • The Archdeacon of Southend, the Venerable Mike Lodge, announces his retirement from full time ministry

    UPDATED 27 September 2021 The Venerable Mike Lodge has announced his retirement from full time ministry after serving as the Archdeacon of Southend since 2017. Mike has been appointed as Priest in Charge

  • The Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, takes her seat as the Eleventh Bishop of Chelmsford

    Updated 4 Setember 2021 The Right Reverend Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has formally taken her seat as The Bishop of Chelmsford in Chelmsford Cathedral at a service on Saturday 4 September at 3.30pm. Being

  • Afghan Refugees Welcome

    A statement from Bishop Guli and the Diocesan Refugee Coordinator, the Revd Canon Gareth Jones Since 2015 the Diocese of Chelmsford has resettled almost 200 refugees through our resettlement program. Most have

  • Life Skills at St Leonard’s Lexden

    A church in Colchester has partnered with Christians Against Poverty to run Life Skills courses for people in thier local community. Sian Simpkins from St Leonard's Lexden explains: In

  • Bishop Roger appointed to delegated lead role for safeguarding in Chelmsford Diocese

    The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has appointed the Bishop of Colchester, the Rt Revd Roger Morris to lead safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford. Bishop

  • The Pearl Cluster churches

    In June the Right Reverend Dr John Perumbalath, the Bishop of Bradwell and the Venerable Mike Lodge, the Archdeacon of Southend, were welcomed by parishes in the Rochford Deanery for