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

The gallery has pictures of some of the regeneration projects and larger new housing areas from around the diocese.


A consultation event about the Olympic Park at St. John's Church, Stratford, 2008


A redundant Church in Colchester is now in a new housing area 2008


Bishop David visiting the Olympic building site in Stratford with the Chaplain to the construction workers 2009


The Athletes (now East) Village in Stratford November 2010


Church and Community Project at New Braiswick Park, Colchester, December 2010


Improving the facilities at Church Langley Church, Harlow, December 2010


Local clergy were involved in the consultation on the Crossrail Corridor in Redbridge in 2011


Praying for the Olympic construction and legacy March 2011


Theatre and Culture are key to regeneration in Hornchurch April 2011


Community Art at St Patrick's Church, Barking, May 2011


Site visit to the new school and community hub at Barking Riverside June 2011


Heart 4 Harlow event July 2011


Visiting new homes in Dagenham July 2011


Thousands of new jobs and Chaplaincy at Westfield Stratford City August 2011


inSpiration Rest & Faith Space at Westfield Stratford City September 2011


New Hall in Harlow September 2011


Barking Town Centre regeneration November 2011


Regeneration Group meeting at Canning Town March 2012


The Beacon Centre at Chafford Hundred February 2013


Rev David Ibiayo, local Vicar, looking at the importance of the Green Belt at Bowers Gifford April 2013


Renewal of Estates is planned in Basildon April 2013


A new town centre is planned in Purfleet June 2013


Demolition of Tower Blocks in Barking & Dagenham June 2013


Heritage Tourism and Regeneration at Rainham June 2013


Waltham Forest Council discussed regeneration in the Borough with local Church leaders in 2013. The picture shows shop-front improvements in Leyton in August 2013


New homes at Beaulieu, north-east of Chelmsford, August 2013.


The church at Great Notley new housing area in September 2013


Local clergy have been involved in discussions about regeneration in Southend. The picture shows public realm improvements on the sea-front September 2013


Ground-breaking ceremony at Marks Gate Church and Community Centre December 2013


Archbishop Justin's regeneration visit to Newham May 2014


A training day on Estate Ministry with guest speaker Bishop Laurie Green January 2015


The Neighbourhood Plan is underway at Carpenters Estate in Newham, with significant involvement of the local church, July 2015


Major changes are planned in Victoria Avenue Southend November 2015


Archdeacon Annette at the site of the Beaulieu Community Centre & Church November 2015


Bishop Peter visits the 2nd phase of the Barking Riverside development with the Vicar, Rev. Christine Chambers, November 2015


Community Land Trust Seminar March 2016


Artwork at Canvey Island March 2016


New Church and Community Centre in Marks Gate March 2016


Building work at the new Town Centre in Canning Town May 2016


The 5th Anniversary of inSpiration at Westfield Stratford City September 2016


Lots of new housing estates are being built at Stanway, west of Colchester, May 2017


Sugar House Island development in Newham February 2018


Regeneration is taking place at Jaywick, near Clacton, May 2018