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Chelmsford Cathedral re-openingWednesday 10th June 2020

Chelmsford Cathedral is re-opening for personal prayer and reflection on 4th July and will then be open every day from 11 am to 3 pm. The Dean writes: I am delighted to announce that Chelmsford Cathedral is re-opening for personal prayer and reflection on 4th July. The Cathedral will then be open daily...

Pentecost trees appear at the CathedralThursday 4th June 2020

As the Church celebrated its Birthday at Pentecost last Sunday, several trees 'appeared' to mark the celebration.  The leaves, like tongues of fire have appeared on the trunk and lower branches of several of the trees in the Cathedral's city centre churchyard.                         Do...

Cathedral gains Eco Church silver awardThursday 4th June 2020

Chelmsford Cathedral is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Eco Church Silver Level. We have been working on this for some time, making changes in the way we care for our buildings and in our practices as a community. As work has needed to be done, the Works Committee have kept sustainability...

Choosing the next Bishop of Chelmsford - have your say!Friday 22nd May 2020

The appointment of a new Diocesan Bishop is a big moment and it is important that everyone can have their say. The consultation started on 11 May and finishes on 4 July. Inevitably because of the current situation, everybody is strongly encouraged to make their contribution to the consultation on line. So...

Donate to the work of Chelmsford CathedralTuesday 19th May 2020

Although the Cathedral is closed, the work continues and we need your support more than ever so that when we reopen, we can continue with our community projects.  Groups such as Welcome on Wednesday and our Stay and Play and Baby and Toddler family sessions will resume and we want to be open to...

Chelmsford Cathedral Joins the Big Picnic for HopeMonday 4th May 2020

This Friday 8th May, we commemorate VE Day and Cathedrals had a whole series of events planned to mark the occasion.  However as we continue to stay in and save lives, we are doing this in a different way.   The Big Picnic for Hope is an opportunity for households to be part of a...

Latest Information from the Church of England on coronavirusThursday 26th March 2020

Last updated Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 17:55 Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of 23rd March, the Archbishops have written to clergy in support of the measures, requiring that churches must now close both for private worship and public services. Our church buildings are therefore...

Dean welcomes Boogie Woogie to the CathedralMonday 16th March 2020

On Saturday Terry Miles visited us here at Chelmsford Cathedral and met the Dean, The Very Revd Nichaolas Henshall. Find out about the history of the Cathedral, the variety of events that take place in the building and of course hear some Boogie Woogie.  Click here to hear what they got up...

The Dean writes...Monday 2nd March 2020

I’ve just got back from four months away – three months of extended study leave and a month’s holiday. It has been an extraordinary time and I want to start by saying a huge thank you to those who have made it possible: first Bishop Stephen, and the clergy team here at the Cathedral;...

Congratulations to Bishop Stephen Cottrell on his appointment as the new Archbishop of YorkTuesday 17th December 2019

The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as the new Archbishop of York in succession to the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu.  No date has yet been announced for the appointment but along with the whole Diocese, the...

Crime and Deviance Day at Chelmsford CathedralTuesday 19th November 2019

On Wednesday 13th November over one hundred A level students converged on Chelmsford Cathedral for a Crime and Deviance Day. They were from Moulsham High School, The Royal Hospital School in Suffolk and The Drapers Academy in Romford. This, another in what has become an annual event organised by The...

Faith Covenant Two Years OnTuesday 19th November 2019

On Thursday 14th November over 120 faith, community and public services representatives gathered in a lecture theatre on the Chelmsford Campus of the Anglia Ruskin University to celebrate the first two years of life of the Essex Faith Covenant (EFC) which was launched at First Site in Colchester in October...

Carol Concerts in December at the CathedralTuesday 19th November 2019

Over the Christmas season, many local organisations, schools and charities are holding their carol concerts and services at the Cathedral.  Here are the details of the ones that are public events with details of where to buy tickets. The Alzheimer’s Society start the Christmas season with...

Latest Guide to Events is out now!Wednesday 30th October 2019

The new Guide to Events is now available and includes all our Christmas services and concerts taking place.  Click here for details or pick up your copy in the Cathedral....

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...

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. ...

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  ...

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 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...

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...

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....

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