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RE-OPENING CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL

It has now been more than 100 days since Chelmsford Cathedral has been open for public worship and personal prayer. This has been challenging for all of us, though it has also been a time when we have discovered new ways of praying together and on our own, and a deeper sense of what is important about the Cathedral.

 

As things begin to change in wider society, we are beginning to take the first steps in re-opening the Cathedral. This begins on Saturday, 4th July. On that day the Cathedral will be open for personal prayer and reflection from 11 am to 3 pm. And that will be the case daily from then on – always recognising that things may change along the way.

 

When you come to the Cathedral you will find that the building has been arranged with care to retain its character as a place of prayer and also to minimize risk as we continue to live with the Coronavirus pandemic. Prayer material will be available each day for visitors to pick up and take away, and you are very welcome to light candles and to use the prayer stations in the building.

 

On the same day - Saturday 4th July – at 9 pm we will be live streaming a special service from inside the Cathedral to mark the re-opening. This will be streamed on Facebook at 9 pm and then available through later on YouTube. The following week, on Sunday 12th July, public worship will resume in the Cathedral. We are still awaiting further guidance to develop our plans further, but there will be a simple celebration of the Eucharist at 10.30 am in the main body of the Cathedral. The acting Bishop of Chelmsford, Peter Hill, will preside and preach, and the whole service will be live streamed on Facebook. Further details will be available soon.

 

For the present, Daily Prayer will continue to be streamed on Facebook at 7.45 am and 5.15 pm each day. This will be done by the Dean and Canons from their homes.

To view a recording from the Dean about what to expect, please click here.

Please visit the 'Church at Home' page, you can find it just below the Home screen button. This is a real hub for a whole range of resources that we are making available to help people sustain a regular pattern of prayer, share news and support one another, and to keep in touch with new developments. We also have various Facebook Groups- Church at Home and Greening the Church, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

 

Weekly Communications

The Dean sends out a weekly letter, there is a weekly newssheet, plus a Growing in Faith mailing and a Children and Family Newsletter. To sign up for any of these please email: clare.broome@chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk  or subscribe here and here.

GIVE - we need your help more than ever, please consider making a donation to the Cathedral. Please click here to make a one-off donation. THANK YOU

 

This Sunday we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS.  Join with us in praying for all those who work for our NHS.  (available on Sunday from 2pm)


You are welcome to join us for Morning and Evening Prayer and our Sunday Eucharist

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