Job Type
Date Added
New Search

Chelmsford Diocese

Back to recruiters
Founded: 1914
Parishes: 468
Churches: 579
Geography: Essex, except for a few parishes in the north, in the dioceses of Ely and St Edmundsbury and Ipswich; five East London boroughs north of the Thames; three parishes in south Cambridgeshire
Overseas Link Dioceses: Embu, Kirinyaga, Meru, Mbere and Marsabit (kenya); Trinidad and Tobago; Karlstad; Iasi (Romania)
Population: 3176000
Area Square Miles: 1530
Full time Stipendiary Parochial Clergy: 312
Benefices: 312
Source: The Church of England Year Book. For more information visit the Diocese page on Crockford's here

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 468 parishes and 579 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.

Our vision…

…To live a distinctive Christian life in the world.

…To evangelise effectively.

…To hold ourselves mutually accountable over the basics of Christian ministry.

…To develop a new vision for a Church serving in a missionary context.

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 people.

Our resources are faithful people, prayer and worship, visionary leadership and liberating gifts.


From the Church Times: news from the Diocese of Chelmsford