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  • Celebrating Essex Cereal

    The Essex County Harvest Festival took place at Chelmsford Cathedral on Sunday 29 September. The service was led by the Dean of Chelmsford, the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall and Revd Janet

  • Celebrating Lay Ministry

    Celebrating Lay Ministry

    Our Celebration of Lay Ministry Day on Saturday 12 October is when the diocese celebrates all forms of lay ministry. The celebration is held at Chelmsford Cathedral and is when all

  • Bishops call for respect on all sides amid Brexit debate

    Bishops call for respect on all sides amid Brexit debate

    The bishops of the Church of England have issued a call for respect on all sides amid growing acrimony over the debate on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

  • New Colchester Area Mission and Ministry Adviser appointed

    Revd Canon Philip Ritchie has been appointed as the Colchester Area Mission and Ministry Adviser. Philip has served the whole of his ordained ministry in the Diocese of Chelmsford, most

  • Cathedral school pupils take climate change action

    Cathedral school pupils take climate change action

    Pupils from the Chelmsford Cathedral Primary School are taking part in a strike for Climate change. The demonstration will take place on Friday 20 September outside Shire Hall, Chelmsford. They will

  • Bishop of Chelmsford Ordains 28 new deacons

    Saturday 14 September was wonderful day of celebrations as the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, ordained 28 new Deacons at Chelmsford Cathedral. Bishop Stephen said It is a great

  • Christians take action to promote biodiversity

    Church-goers will don wellies to clean local waterways, plant trees and promote wild areas in churchyards as part of a global initiative to encourage biodiversity and help stem the effects

  • Bishops issue open letter on Brexit

    Bishops issue open letter on Brexit

    Bishop Stephen supports an open letter from bishops on the prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit and the need for national reconciliation.   A group of Church of England bishops has