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

  • Bishop: Best way to communicate the Christian gospel is being a living stone

    Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has encouraged Christians everywhere to respond to God's call to be "living stones". The beautiful old stones of church buildings that "sing out

  • Bishop ordains ‘all ages, colour, shapes and sizes’ for God’s service in community

    What do a professor of biostatistics, a district nurse, a youth worker, a special constable, a psychotherapist, a banker, a postman, an airline pilot, a midwife, a physiotherapist, a sheet

  • Education director sets out radical vision of equality

    Speaking at the start of the new academic year the Chelmsford Diocesan Director of Education has challenged those who see the value of education as limited to personal and

  • Big-hearted response to Bishop’s appeal for Kenya

    The Bishop of Chelmsford’s Lent Appeal for Kenya has reached its target of £60,000. With these funds the drought-stricken Diocese of Marsabit in Northern Kenya, with which the

  • Colchester remembers St Helena

    The Patron Saint of Colchester, St Helena, will be remembered in Colchester on St Helena's Day when the Bishop of Colchester, Roger Morris, will lead a Christian

  • Churches help Syrian refugees make a new start after the trauma of war

    Church members in Chelmsford Diocese are supporting 23 families who have taken refuge in the diocese from war-torn Syria. Working with local agencies, churches are helping refugees access health services, education

  • Tribute to Derek Bond

    We are saddened to learn of the death of the Right Reverend Derek Bond, the former Bishop of Bradwell and an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford. Stephen

  • Chelmsford Diocese appoints new Chief Executive

    The next Chief Executive and Secretary of Chelmsford Diocese will be Joel Gowen. Joel is currently Director of Church Planting Projects for the diocese. Welcoming this appointment the Bishop of