Chelmsford Cathedral
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<Saturday 19th Sep 2020>
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  • 17:15Evening Prayer
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The Cathedral is closed on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September for retreat days.  It will reopen again as usual between 11am and 3pm on Saturday.

Welcome to Chelmsford Cathedral, a sacred place in the heart of the city where everyone is welcome.

We're open for private prayer

We are open for private prayer and reflection and you are all very welcome to join us.  We will be open every day from 11am to 3pm and on Sundays from 12 noon until 3pm. 

Following the latest Church of England guidance, it is now expected that all visitors to the Cathedral, for worship or private prayer, wear a facemask.

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


We're open for public worship

We're delighted that the Cathedral is now open for public worship on Sundays and you are invited to join us for the Cathedral Eucharist at 10.30am. Please note there is no longer a requirement to reserve a place/book a ticket for Sunday's 10.30am Eucharist service.  However, if we reach capacity for any service and it would be unsafe to allow any more people into the building, it is with regret that we would have to close the doors and you would be unable to attend.  Tickets are still required for Junior Church and Muddy Church.



We’re here for families

Families can join us for Junior Church in the Garden on Sundays at 10.30am. We'll worship together in the beautiful Guy Harlings garden and there'll be lots of fun craft activities to enjoy. Spaces are limited so you must book in advance online here.  


We're worshipping online

Our clergy team live stream Daily Prayer every day on Facebook at 7.45 am and 5.15pm. A recording of the service is also made available on YouTube shortly after the live stream has finished. 

Our Cathedral Eucharist at 10.30am on Sunday is also live steamed on our Facebook page and a recording uploaded to YouTube shortly afterwards.  


Please visit our '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. 


Stay in touch

There's lots of ways you can keep up with all the latest news from the Cathedral. The Dean sends out a weekly letter, there is a weekly newssheet.  Please email Clare Broome to be added to the mailing list.  Plus simply click on the link to receive the Growing in Faith mailing and a Children and Family Newsletter


Supporting your Cathedral  

As we continue to minister during these challenging times, we need your help now more than ever. If you are able to please consider making a donation to the mission and ministry of the Cathedral. Please click here to make a one-off donation.


Take a virtual tour of our Cathedral with the Dean, The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, this Saturday 19th September, as part of the Heritage Open Weekend.  The tour premieres at 10am and can be watched by clicking on this link.



Our annual meeting will take place on 27th September.  Please click here for more details and to view the agenda, minutes and annual report.


We’re Good to Go

During lockdown, the Cathedral was awarded the Visit England ‘We’re good to go’ Industry Standard.  This is the official mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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

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