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Bishop Guli

Downing Street has announced that the Rt Rev Guli Francis-Dehqani will be the next Bishop of Chelmsford.

Bishop Guli is currently Bishop of Loughborough in the Diocese of Leicester, a post she has occupied since late 2017. 

Speaking about her appointment, Bishop Guli said

"It is a great privilege to be appointed as the next Bishop of Chelmsford. I know there are many challenges ahead both in the church and wider society, not least as a result of the pandemic. However, I am hopeful about the future.

As Christian communities, I believe our task is to be faithful; to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to continue serving the world; to work well together and in partnership with others.

In doing this, we’ll discover the extent of God’s love

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Introducing Bishop Guli

Bishop Guli has recorded a special welcome video for our Diocese.


Welcome video to our new Bishop

People from around the Diocese of Chelmsford have created a special welcome video for our new Bishop.


Online Events to mark Bishop Guli’s Announcement

Bishop Guli has been welcomed to Essex and East London through a series of online events


Meeting with St Mary's Prittlewell C of E primary school

Bishop Guli met with pupils and teachers of St Mary's Prittlewell C of E Primary school 



A meeting with the Chelmsford Diocese Refugee ministry and Bishop Guli



A meeting with Chelmsford Diocese Curates, LLMs in training and Bishop Guli

Hosted by Revd Canon Andy Griffiths


An online service at Chelmsford Cathedral

Bishop Guli attended an online service at Chelmsford Cathedral hosted by Dean of Chelmsford, The Very Rev Nicholas Henshall.


In Conversation with Bishop Guli

Hosted by Bishop Peter


Please share your own welcome message to Bishop Guli on social media using #WelcomeBishopGuli

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