Chelmsford Cathedral
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  • 17:15Evening Prayer
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Currently, the Cathedral has moved all services on-line.  More information is on the Home page and Church at Home page on how to access these services.  Further details about reopening for services will be published here and on the Church at Home page, once known.

We're open for private prayer

We're delighted that this time, we can remain open for anyone wishing to come into the Cathedral to pray or light a candle.  The Cathedral will be open each day Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 3.30pm and Sundays from 12 noon to 3pm.  There are also resources, available each day for you to take away, to help you pray.  Please remember when you visit to observe social distancing and to wear a mask, unless you are exempt.


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 Morning Prayer is also made available on YouTube shortly after the live stream has finished. On Sundays, the clergy will lead a Eucharist service from the Cathedral, starting at 10.30am and live streamed to our Facebook page.  Whilst you cannot attend in person at the moment, do join us on-line.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Choral Evensong is resuming with our lower voices every Friday until Christmas and on Thursdays from December.  Do join us for this livestreamed service on our Facebook page @chelmsfordcathedral

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. There is also a link to pastoral support and to other organisations who are here to help you at this time.


Our Advent and Christmas page is now live.  Here you will find details to all our on-line Christmas services.  In additon we hope to bring you organ recitals for the Advent season, carols from our choirs and short clips and reflections on the Christmas story.  There will be activities for children too so do check this page regularly and celebrate Advent and Christmas with us.


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, recorded a tour as part of the Heritage Open Weekend.  It can be watched by clicking on this link.



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.


The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a month of Prayer for the Nation during the second lockdown.  It is hoped that we can all join together, each day, ay 6pm; apart but united in prayer.  Prayers for each day are on our Growing in Prayer page of the website (use the link or access this page from the Home button).

Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days, we turn our hearts to you.
In ages past, you have delivered our nation from disaster.
Do it again, we pray.
Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to our leaders,
Give strength beyond human strength to the NHS and all our frontline workers.
Give comfort beyond human comfort to the elderly and all who grieve.
Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days,
turn your face towards us,
have mercy upon us,
and heal our land, we pray.



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

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