Here at Chelmsford Cathedral we sustain links with the world church through our mission partnerships, with particular links to Africa. These began when two members of our congregation were working in Swaziland, and the Dean of Chelmsford has strong links with the neighbouring Diocese of Zululand.
The Cathedral's Africa Group work particularly to support our links with the Anglican Church of Kenya. These links have developed over many years and are part of the links the Chelmsford Diocese has with the Dioceses of Embu, Mbeere, Marsabit, Kirinyaga and Meru. There are regular visits between Chelmsford and Kenya, and curate exchanges take place regularly.
Chelmsford Cathedral has a strong relationship with Embu Cathedral, which we partly helped to fund and which we continue to support in prayer and other practical ways. We are currently also seeking to support the new cathedral in Mbeere. These links are supported by a special collection taken at Cathedral services on the first Sunday of each month.
The Cathedral also shares in the diocesan link with Karlstad in Sweden. We welcome the Bishop and other clergy from Karlstad regularly at the cathedral.