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Summer holiday funTuesday 6th August 2019

The Cathedral is open all summer and we've got lots of free activities to keep kids busy. Help us recreate our Glory patchwork, learn more about the artwork in the Cathedral and take part in our explorer trails.  Everyone is welcome, please stop by and help yourself to activity sheets....

Cathedral cricket team to take on new opponents!Friday 19th July 2019

On the wave of the thrilling Cricket World Cup final, the Cathedral cricket team play new opponents, The Hindu Society, at Willingale Cricket Club on Sunday 11th August.  The match, starting at 2pm is an opportunity to forge friendships with the Hindu community.  If you are interested in taking...

Cathedral Photography Competition Thursday 27th June 2019

Do you have a flair for photography and an eye for interesting detail? You can help us show people the wonders waiting to be discovered at Chelmsford Cathedral by entering our ‘Capture the Cathedral’ Photography Competition. We’re looking for inspiring, creative images that capture...

Welcome to Imogen NayWednesday 5th June 2019

On Sunday 16th June, the Cathedral welcomed a new canon for Evangelism and Discipleship, the Revd Imogen Nay. The service of installation and collation of Imogen was led by the Bishop of Chelmsford Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell. We warmly welcome Imogen and her family to the Diocese of Chelmsford.  ...

Ascension DayTuesday 30th April 2019

On Thursday 30 May the Cathedral celebrated Ascension Day, the day Jesus rose into heaven after his resurrection on Easter Day. At 8am the choir climbed the Cathedral tower to give a short performance. If you couldn't join us at the Cathedral don’t worry, for the first time we live-streamed this...

Chelmsford Mosque brings Message of PeaceTuesday 30th April 2019

Ayman & Sharif  from Chelmsford Mosque came to the 9.30am service pledging support for the community here in the wake of the massacre in Sri Lanka, in the same way the Dean visited the Mosque for Friday prayers recently after the killings in Christchurch New Zealand. He emphasised the huge amount...

Bishop Leads Brexit Prayers at CathedralMonday 1st April 2019

Bishop Stephen led prayers at Chelmsford Cathedral on Saturday 30 March, on what would have been the day after the UK left the EU.  Although the date is still undecided, the Bishop went ahead with the planned meeting saying; 'Whether you voted leave or remain, the one thing that does unite us about...

Girls' Choir Celebrates Women in MusicWednesday 13th March 2019

This year marks 20 years since the foundation of the Chelmsford Cathedral Girls’ Choir. To celebrate this significant milestone the choir will be joined by ex-choristers, as well as singers from Brentwood Cathedral, in a spectacular feast of music celebrating female composers. The concert takes...

Hundreds Join Stay and Play LEGO FunWednesday 20th February 2019

Over 200 children and their parents, grandparents and carers came to Chelmsford Cathedral for a day of LEGO fun.  Children built models, played together, coloured and drew and there was even a visit by Wildstyle and Emmett, from the LEGO movie.  This was the first time the Cathedral had...

Announcement of a new Canon at Chelmsford CathedralMonday 11th February 2019

On behalf of the Dean and Chapter of Chelmsford Cathedral I am delighted to announce that the Bishop of Chelmsford has appointed the Revd Imogen Nay as the new Canon for Evangelism and Discipleship here at the Cathedral. As with all clergy posts, this is subject to a satisfactory DBS check. Imogen is...

Cathedral Girls' Choir Broadcast Live Thursday 24th January 2019

On Wednesday, 16 January the Cathedral Girls’ Choir with the lower voices of the Cathedral Choir, conducted by Laurence Lyndon-Jones sang Evensong live on BBC Radio 3. Over 300,000 people tuned in to listen.   ...

Cathedral pays tribute to Canon Patrick ApplefordMonday 7th January 2019

The death has been announced of Patrick Appleford, priest and hymn-writer, sometime Dean of Lusaka, and Diocesan Director of Education in the Diocese of Chelmsford. Born in 1925, Patrick was a firm believer in an authentic voice in worship, founding (with Geoffrey Beaumont) the Twentieth Century Church...

Cathedral choirs bring Christmas harmonyMonday 10th December 2018

The Cathedral Choirs gave a beautiful performance in the Cathedral on Saturday 8 December.  The audience were treated to a variety of pieces and there was opportunity for audience participaton as well. If you weren't able to go, or if you would like to hear them again, click below to hear a short...

Chelmsford Cathedral hosted ...Thursday 11th October 2018

 a 20 metre long ‘River of Remembrance’ to pay tribute to the service men and women along with the many civilians who gave their lives or were injured in World War One in this centenary year. The project was a year in the planning and was the idea of Cathedral staff who had been inspired...

Cathedral Mosque Cricket MatchThursday 27th September 2018

On Sunday 23rd September, members of the congregations of Chelmsford Mosque and Chelmsford Cathedral came together for their third annual, friendly Interfaith cricket match at Willingale Cricket Club, organised by Sidra Naeem (Muslim Chaplain at Anglia Ruskin University) & Ivor Moody (Vice Dean of...

The girls have brought it home!Tuesday 10th July 2018

Hear the girls sing! The Cathedral Girls' Choir sang their version of Three Lions to wish Gareth Southgate and his team all the best for the semi-finals.  Their director, Laurence Lyndon-Jones, who is a huge football fan, wrote a version especially for the girls, with new organ accompaniment. ...

Never miss a sermonTuesday 12th June 2018

More of the talks given at the 9.30am and 11.15am services on a Sunday are being recorded.  They are usually on the Cathedral website by 10am on the Monday following. They can be found under the Cathedral heading, Exploring Faith and then Sermons. ...

New Guide to Events is out nowTuesday 24th April 2018

The new Guide to Events covering August to October 2018 is out now.  Please click here to read it.  Alternatively if you would like future editions emailed directly to you, please email news@chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk to give permission to receive information about events taking place at Chelmsford...

You are witnessesWednesday 18th April 2018

On Saturday 21st April the annual meeting was held.  Along with the usual reports and elections, the Dean, Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, spoke on ‘As the Father sent me, so I send you’ (John 20.21) – responding to the Visitation. The Dean spoke recently at a Sunday service...

New Bishop of Bradwell AppointedFriday 9th March 2018

Congratulations to The Venerable Dr John Perumbalath who has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as the sixth Bishop of Bradwell in Essex. He succeeds the late Bishop John Wraw. To read the full story please click here...

Sermon from Sunday 25 February by Revd Ade Eleyae, Associate PriestWednesday 28th February 2018

After a number of requests to hear again, Ade's sermon, it is now on the website.  Sermons can be found at Cathedral, Exploring Faith followed by Sermons. Or click here!...

CWG ReportMonday 22nd January 2018

The Cathedrals Working Group Report was published last week.  It is an encouraging and challenging document which we are eager to respond to .  Please follow the link below to the article published in the Church Times The Cathedrals Working Group Report  ...

Battle's OverTuesday 5th December 2017

Calling all pipers! With this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies only just finished, bagpiper Jonathan Swan is already looking ahead to the events to mark next year’s centenary. “The Battle’s Over: a Nation’s Tribute” is a national event to mark the 100th anniversary...

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...

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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