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

  • Motorbike is a 40th anniversary present for Kenya

    Members of our Bishop's senior staff are visiting Kenya to celebrate 40 years of our partnership with the region of Mount Kenya East. This now comprises five dioceses

  • Diocese improves broadband connectivity

    Diocese improves broadband connectivity

    Chelmsford Diocese is working to improve broadband connectivity. St Giles’ Church in Great Maplestead, near Halstead in Essex, is one of the churches involved in a programme

  • Bishop: ‘We can never use nuclear bombs, so to own them and perpetuate the myth of deterrence is a moral failure’

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has called on the government to be part of the United Nations High-level Conference on Disarmament in May this year – or explain why

  • Lent Cross Challenge

    We invite you to take part in our Lent Cross Challenge, designed to keep the cross at the heart of Easter.  It is very simple, all you need to

  • Bishop: Break the silence on nuclear weapons

    The Church of England ought to join the international campaign for nuclear disarmament, says Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford. “Nuclear weapons cannot have anything to do with

  • Bishop urges schools to combat cosmetic surgery culture

    Schools should teach children to look beyond the culture of cosmetic surgery, fast cars and designer labels, Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford has told leading head teachers.   In

  • Amazing Christian band will Illuminate Chelmsford

    Renowned Christian band LZ7 will be speaking about mental health and self-esteem in four Chelmsford schools and will give two performances at a church in the city. The band&rsquo

  • Get soaked at Pleshey!

    According to retreat conductor Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), the spiritual life is “a life soaked through by a sense of God’s reality”.   On the brink of