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  • Confirmation of Election of Bishop Stephen Cottrell as the 98th Archbishop of York to take place on 9 July 2020

    The Church of England have announced that Bishop Stephen Cottrell will be confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York on 9 July in a service broadcast by video. Bishop Stephen left

  • Consultation opens to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford

    Consultation opens to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford

    The Diocese of Chelmsford has launched a consultation for people in Essex and East London as the process starts to identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford.   The consultation will

  • New Chaplain for University of Essex announced

    Revd Sara Batts-Neale has been appointed as Anglican Chaplain to the University of Essex on the Colchester campus. As a member of the Chaplaincy Team, Sara will provide a faith

  • Choir to sing weekly hymns for digital church services across the country

    Choir to sing weekly hymns for digital church services across the country

    Singers from one of the leading churches in the capital are to record hymns and songs each week for use by clergy and church leaders livestreaming Sunday services across the

  • Archbishop of Canterbury launches free dial-in worship phone line during coronavirus lockdown

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church

  • Next Diocesan Director of Ordinands appointed

    Next Diocesan Director of Ordinands appointed

    Revd Canon Tim Goodbody, currently Priest in Charge of the Pilgrim Parishes in the Dunmow and Stansted Deanery of Chelmsford Diocese, has been appointed as the next Diocesan Director of

  • Continuing to be a Transforming Presence

    Continuing to be a Transforming Presence

    Love God, love people and tell them about Jesus – a message from The Rt Revd Peter Hill, the Acting Bishop of Chelmsford and the Bishop of Barking: "On Easter

  • A Farewell to Bishop Stephen

    A Farewell to Bishop Stephen

    Easter Sunday was Bishop Stephen's final day as Bishop of Chelmsford. In this video, friends and colleagues offer their prayers, their thanks and bid him and Rebecca a fond