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Announcement concerning Revd Canon Simon PothenMonday 13th November 2017

From: The Dean The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall CANON SIMON POTHEN – IN THANKSGIVING Father Simon, Canon Precentor here at Chelmsford Cathedral died on 13/11/17. Simon was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in February 2017, and has faced a complex journey with real courage, generosity and characteristic...

Cathedral Visitation Report PublishedWednesday 1st November 2017

The results of the visitation held at Chelmsford Cathedral in May have now been published.  To read the letter from Bishop Stephen, please click here.  To read the report, please click here....

A personal appraisal of the Church of England - Jeremy PaxmanWednesday 4th October 2017

Jeremy Paxman has been working on a major personal appraisal of the Church of England for the FT weekend magazine (which appeared last month). It is a 3,500-plus word personal essay taking as its starting point the usual concerns about declining numbers and arguments over sexuality but making a serious...

Tractors lead Harvest procession into CathedralMonday 11th September 2017

Over 150 people from the farming community gathered in the Cathedral for the County Harvest celebration and thanksgiving service.  Representatives from many organisations were present including the charity 'Tools with a Mission' who collected tools for distribution to farming communities across...

Cathedral vs Mosque: The Return Match!Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Chelmsford Cathedral and Chelmsford Mosque met again on Sunday 1 October in an eagerly awaited return match.  In a closely fought game, the Mosque team won by 10 runs in the last over.  Organised by Sidra Naeem and Ivor Moody the two teams had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.  Afterwards...

Archbishops launch 'Thy Kingdom Come'Wednesday 3rd May 2017

To mark the Ascension on 25 May, the Archbishops have announced a new prayer intitiative encouraging people across the world to pray.  It is called 'Thy Kingdom Come'. They have released a very powerful film telling the story of how a young man was freed from the grip of addiction, due to...

Girl Bishop's Sermon now on the website!Wednesday 15th February 2017

Eloise Minta, the Cathedral's Girl Bishop delivered her first sermon at the Candlemas service back in January.  Following numerous requests, I am pleased to be able to put the transcript of her sermon on the Cathedral website.  Under 'Cathedral', 'Exploring Faith', 'Sermons' the copy of the...

'Songs for the Soul' - Vice Dean's book launchedWednesday 11th January 2017

Canon Ivor Moody, Vice Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral launched his new book entitled 'Songs for the Soul' at the Cathedral in February.  For those people who have seen Ivor at work, he is often to be found working with headphones on; music is clearly part of his life.   Ivor discusses his own...

Cathedral Launches Free Visitor AppThursday 17th November 2016

Chelmsford Cathedral's visitor App was launched towards the end of 2016.  Free to download and available for both Apple and Android systems, the app provides information about events, concerts and services being held at the Cathedral and so is ideal for using when out and about. It can be downloaded...

Visitors can now give by textTuesday 3rd May 2016

Visitors to Chelmsford Cathedral can now donate from their phone.  By texting CATH10 followed by a space and the amount between £1 and £10, to 70070, visitors can give via their mobile phones.  The service is free to the Cathedral and passes on 100% of the donation made. There is...

Cathedral's Strategic Plan now on websiteTuesday 12th April 2016

Chelmsford Cathedral's Strategic Plan 2016-2021 is now on the Cathedral website.  From the top menu select Cathedral and then choose 'The Cathedral' from the menu options.  A link to the plan is at the bottom of the page.  It is also on the Community section of the website, where there...

Cathedral Video Welcomes VisitorsWednesday 27th January 2016

The Cathedral has a new initiative running in the Welcome Area by the South Door at the Cathedral.  A video, which runs for approximately two minutes, features a welcome from the Dean of Chelmsford, Nicholas Henshall and a glimpse of just some of what is on offer to visitors to the Cathedral.   To...

Sermon clips on Cathedral WebsiteWednesday 25th November 2015

Recent sermons given by the Dean of Chelmsford the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall are now available to watch on the Cathedral website. They are found by choosing worship from the top menu and selecting sermons.  To view the talk click on the sermon title which will be highlighted blue....

Join Our VolunteersThursday 7th November 2013

  Several of our groups of volunteers are seeking additional/replacement volunteers. This is a splendid opportunity to become more involved in the Cathedral as we move into a year containing a variety of events to celebrate the centenary. You will not be thrust in at the deep end! Training/guidance...

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