Chelmsford Cathedral
Church at Home

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.

Live Streaming our services:

How to watch our live streamed services:  Through Facebook

Morning Prayer 7.45am, Evening Prayer 5.15pm and our 10.30am Sunday Eucharist are live-streamed via FaceBook. This link, Click here will take you straight to the page on Face Book where the services are live streamed.  You can watch Live without joining Facebook- just click 'not now' when they ask you to sign in. You then continue to the page to watch the service.

Watching afterwards: Via YouTube

Once services have been live streamed morning prayer and the Sunday Eucharist are uploaded to our YouTube Channel and can be watched here. You will find all services that have been livestreamed over many months.

Morning Prayer Saturday 19th September 

Evening Prayer (direct link to Face Book)

Click on the day to find the Order for Morning and Evening Prayer throughout Ordinary Time:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 

Click here for the order of Daily Prayer for Holy Cross Day September 14th


Ordinations services last weekend (Saturday 10am, 2pm and Sunday 1pm, 4pm) were live streamed via the Diocesan website, available by clicking here. For the order of service, click here


Sunday 10.30am Eucharist for Sunday 20th September

Click here to download the order of service.

Watch on our YouTube channel here. 


Compline is back!  From Tuesday 8th September, The Revd Jackie Thornton will lead compline at 8.15pm on a Tuesday and ordinand Gary Fleming at the same time on a Thursday and Sunday.  The service can be found on the Church At Home group on the Cathedral's FaceBook page.  You are invited to join if you have not already done so.



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.

A Cathedral Eucharist will take place at 10.30am each Sunday.  Please note there is no longer a requirement to reserve a place/book a ticket for this 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.

Junior Church will also be running on Sunday at 10.30am in Guy Harlings Gardens. This will be an All Age Service, parents must stay with their children and places must be booked in advance. You can book your free tickets on Eventbrite here.  And there's a fabulous video of this week's story from Jean and George this week.

Worship for everyone in the great outdoors

Muddy Church, Sunday 20th September 3-4.30pm (Guy Harlings Garden) 

Join us for our September Muddy Church session. Everyone is welcome to journey together, to talk, chat, explore and have fun! This month our theme is 'Autumn Harvest' and we'll be enjoying some special activities to celebrate Creationtide.

Don't forget to wear outdoor clothes and comfy shoes and your own drink and snack if you'd like to enjoy the garden together after the session.

Please book a ticket for each person in your household or family who would like to attend (except babes in arms) by clicking on the link.


If you have a pastoral need or prayer request, please email the Canon Pastor


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


Our weekly emails:

Click here for the newssheet for Sunday 20th September

Children and Family Junior Church Newsletter for Sunday20th September

Growing in Faith Newsletter for Sunday 20th September

The Dean's Weekly Letter for Saturday 12th September. 

Two new courses for the Autumn!  See the Growing in Faith page of the website for details on how you could join these free courses taking place on-line.


Creationtide or the Season of Creation is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1st September to 4th October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.  Throughout this month there will be prayers, videos and reflections on the Church at Home page to reflect this season.

You can get involved too.  Letters for Creation invites children and young people under 30 to write letters reflecting on what caring for creation means to them and how they want their voice to be heard in the climate justice conversation.  But it doesn’t have to be a letter!  You can choose to create a video, take a photograph, write a poem or song.  The Church of England will be launching a digital exhibition of some of these ‘letters’ later this year.  Enter at

However we are inviting anyone of any age to send their own reflection of creation to us here at Chelmsford Cathedral and we too will share some of these both in the Cathedral, over our Harvest weekend and on our website.  Please send your entry to Laura Brayford or drop it in to the Cathedral office.  We look forward to celebrating Creationtide with you.

Every day new prayers for Creationtide are being recorded.  Could you join the #waveofprayer?  Click here to listen to them on our YouTube channel.  New prayers uploaded every few days.

Pastoral Support:

If you are self-isolating and a member of our Cathedral congregation, please let us know by emailing or calling Marion Palmer, Dean's PA or by phone: 01245 294497.  Leave a voicemail message when prompted to do so and that message will appear as an email which Marion will be able to check from home and contact the right person on your behalf.

For information on other organisations offering help at this time, please click here.


Supporting the Cathedral: 

On-line giving is now available.  If you would like to make a donation to the Cathedral, please click here.  You can give a one-off set amount or choose your own figure.  There is also the option to Gift Aid your donation at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

Regular donations are enormously helpful to keep the mission and ministry of the Cathedral going even in this very different form. Many in the Cathedral give by direct debit through the Parish Giving Scheme, which passes on the full amount of the gift and relevant Gift Aid at no cost to us. It is easy to set up a regular donation by ringing the PGS on 0333 002 1271. They will ask for our parish code which is 080608001.


Staying in touch:

If you would like to stay in touch with us by receiving our newssheet please email


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