Chelmsford Cathedral

Our Cathedral proudly offers a warm welcome to everyone who walks through our doors. Whether visitors come to worship with us, enjoy the beauty of our special building or take part in the events we host for our local community, our team of volunteers play a vital part in helping to make sure we can welcome everyone.


From greeting visitors and serving tea and cake to creating beautiful floral displays, our dedicated volunteers are essential to the day-to-day life of the Cathedral. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new things and have some fun while supporting the work of the Cathedral.


Our volunteering team is made up of people of every age, from across our local community. People volunteer with us for lots of different reasons; to explore and grow their faith, learn more about art and architecture or to meet new people.  While some of our volunteers do worship at the Cathedral, this is not a pre-requisite for volunteering and all we ask is that our volunteers respect the faith of our visitors and colleagues.


When you apply we ask each volunteer to complete a self-disclosure form and provide two references. If volunteers are likely to be involved with young children or vulnerable adults, we are obliged to undertake checks via the Disclosure and Barring Service but we will cover the cost of this.


As our volunteers play such a vital role within the Cathedral, the Volunteering Steering Group was created. Made up of representatives from each group of volunteers, it meets regularly to discuss and share information and offer support to each other.  

If you would like to help us welcome people to our Cathedral, please do consider becoming a volunteer. There are lots of ways you can be involved and together we can find a role that you'll enjoy and suits how much time you have to give.


If you’d like to know more about volunteering, please complete our volunteering enquiry form. Laura Dolton would also be happy to talk you about our current volunteering opportunities. You can call her on 01245 294470 or email

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