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Bishop - Church is committed to turning estates into communities and houses into homes

1st Oct 2018

At the official opening of the Beaulieu Community Centre in Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has said that the Church of England is committed to turning estates into communities and houses into homes.

Bishop Stephen marked the occasion by sprinkling holy water and blessing the building and the community.  

Chelmsford MP, Vicky Ford, and the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Yvonne Spence, cut the ribbon and invited guests to come and view this new facility. 

Children from Springfield Primary School came to help celebrate this milestone at Beaulieu as they took part in a competition to name the meeting rooms in the Community Centre.

The Beaulieu Community Centre will be run by The Beaulieu Community Trust, which comprises representatives of Beaulieu Churches, Springfield Parish Council and local residents.

The Church's Pioneer Minister on the Beaulieu and Channels development is Revd Dan Pierce.

The opening took place on Friday 28 September 2018. 

Read the Bishop’s Address.