The Diocese of Chelmsford
The Diocese of Chelmsford is a Church of England region of more
than 1500 square miles that stretches from the east coast to the
Thames and ranges from countryside to towns and suburbs. It
comprises the county of Essex, the unitary authorities of Southend
and Thurrock, and the east London boroughs of Barking&
Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. With a
population of nearly 3 million people, Chelmsford is the second
largest diocese in England. There are 463 parishes and 599
churches. Nearly 30,000 children and young people attend church
schools, and an estimated 100,000 young people share in assemblies,
chaplaincy, clubs and youth work.
…To live a distinctive Christian life in the world.
…To evangelise effectively.
…To hold ourselves mutually accountable over the basics of
…To develop a new vision for a Church serving in a
Our passion is Jesus. We are passionate about
proclaiming and living out God's love for all people.
Our aspiration is to be a transforming presence
in every community, open and welcoming to everyone, and serving all
Our resources are faithful people, prayer and
worship, visionary leadership and liberating gifts.