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

  • 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

  • The Queen appoints Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike as chaplain

    The Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike has been appointed as a Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen. A Chaplain to The Queen is a member of the clergy who,

  • A Message to the United Nations from St Luke’s School

    This coming November the UK will be hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.  The Government has chosen pupils from St Luke’s C

  • St Clement’s churchyard becomes a haven for wildlife

    Volunteers from St Clement’s Church, Leigh, have been busy during lockdown giving the churchyard a wild makeover. The churchyard now has designated areas to allow wildflowers and

  • Congratulations to our CCS graduates

    On Wednesday evening, 7 July, we celebrated our Course in Christian Studies (CCS) students who had completed the course at a special graduation evening at Chelmsford Cathedral. The celebration service

  • Farewell to Bishop Peter

    A farewell service for the Right Revd Peter Hill, the Bishop of Barking, took place at Chelmsford Cathedral last Sunday, 4 July. A small number of colleagues and friends came together

  • Bishop Guli’s Ad Clerum, Summer 2021

    The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has written to church leaders across Essex and East London. The full text of the Ad Clerum can be read

  • 25 new priests ordained

    Congratulations to our 25 new priests, who were ordained at services across East London and Essex from 26 -29 June. Churches livestreamed their Priest Ordinations to enable people to watch