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Compline at the CathedralTuesday 21st March 2017

On Fridays throughout Lent, and on the Monday Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, 10th, 11th, 12th April, a service of Compline is sung at the Cathedral at 7pm.  So what is compline? Essentially it's 20 minutes of meditation with beautiful choral music, an opportunity to enjoy a time of quiet and...

Wednesday Lent Groups have startedMonday 6th March 2017

The Cathedral Lent groups have started with day-time and evening meetings taking place. More than 70 people heard Canon Mark Oakley speak on ' Faith and Poetry' at the first evening meeting.  Do come along to the Cathedral at 7.30pm on Wednesdays to hear the rest of the series.  Entry is free!...

Cathedral Dinner - tickets now availableTuesday 21st February 2017

Tickets for the annual Cathedral dinner are now on sale.  This year the guest speaker is Giles Anthony Fraser.  Giles Fraser is an Anglican priest, journalist and broadcaster. He is currently the parish priest at St Mary's, Newington, near the Elephant and Castle, south London, and writes a...

Girl Bishop's Sermon now on the website!Wednesday 15th February 2017

Eloise Minta, the Cathedral's Girl Bishop delivered her first sermon at the Candlemas service back in January.  Following numerous requests, I am pleased to be able to put the transcript of her sermon on the Cathedral website.  Under 'Cathedral', 'Exploring Faith', 'Sermons' the copy of the...

'Songs for the Soul' - Vice Dean's book launched this monthWednesday 11th January 2017

Canon Ivor Moody, Vice Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral is launching his new book 'entitled 'Songs for the Soul' at the Cathedral on Sunday 26 February at 5.00pm.  For those people who have seen Ivor at work, he is often to be found working with headphones on; music is clearly part of his life.   Ivor...

'Faith and Fitness' on Songs of PraiseTuesday 10th January 2017

The Cathedral's Faith and Fitness class, which runs on a Thursday from 10.45am to 11.45am in the north transept featured on Songs of Praise on Sunday 8 January.  If you missed the broadcast and would like to see the clip, please click here to view again. ...

ITN Release Thought Provoking Christmas ClipThursday 15th December 2016

ITN's Ventures Department have released a short minute and a half clip entitled 'Hey 2016! What happened to the love?'  It's well-worth a look.  Click here to take you to the clip on YouTube....

Cathedral Launches Free Visitor AppThursday 17th November 2016

Chelmsford Cathedral's visitor App was launched earlier this month.  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 Christmas MarketMonday 7th November 2016

The Cathedral Christmas Market made over £3000 for the Cathedral and over £2000 for other local charities and organisations.  Thank you to all who helped and supported the event.    ...

An evening of Flanders and SwannTuesday 20th September 2016

James Davy and Laurence Lyndon-Jones played to a packed house on Saturday 22 October, playing and singing well-known and well-loved songs from Flanders and Swann and others at an informal concert to raise money for the Cathedral Choirs' Association.   ...

Royal Marines at the CathedralTuesday 20th September 2016

One of the world's finest military bands, the Band of the Royal Marines,took part in a concert with the Chelmsford Cathedral Choirs on Friday 4 November in Chelmsford Cathedral. Although the choir performed with the band at the Cenotaph last year, this was the first time they have played together in...

Cathedral Mosque Cricket MatchMonday 19th September 2016

CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL and Chelmsford Mosque held their first ever cricket match on Sunday 18 September.  Both places of worship got teams together for the event, the first inter-faith match that has ever taken place in the City.  “This cricket match is not just a game,” said Vice...

Sheila Hancock speaks about tapestry exhibition on BBC Essex showTuesday 30th August 2016

Sheila Hancock, who opened the Quaker Tapestry exhibition at Chelmsford Cathedral, spoke on the BBC Essex Sunday morning show about her faith and about the fascinating exhibition which saw more than 3,000 visitors from across Essex.   ...

Visitors to the Tapestry top 200 a dayFriday 19th August 2016

More than 200 people a day are coming to the Cathedral to view the Quaker Tapestry and enjoy the refreshments available in the cafe.  Quaker Tapestry Museum manager Bridget Guest is pleased with the response and the reaction from visitors has been very positive.   Sheila Hancock opened...

Sabbatical essay available in Cathedral and on-lineTuesday 9th August 2016

Vice Dean Ivor Moody took a sabbatical earlier this year and much of his time was spent researching the question A contradiction in Terms?  Assessing the place and importance of the English Parish Church Cathedrals. Ivor has already delivered a lecture about his research into parish church cathedrals...

'For Goodness Sake'Thursday 21st July 2016

On Saturday 23 July in the Cathedral, between 10.30 and 12.30, more than 40 people gathered together to celebrate our common humanity.  The event gave people a chance to talk and share, amongst different ages, community groups and beliefs and find a common way forward.  The event finished with...

Cathedral Hosts Pokemon DayTuesday 19th July 2016

Chelmsford Cathedral hosted a Pokemon event for children and their families between 11am and 3pm on Monday 25 July. Alex Guest, who ran the event said "The Cathedral has four Pokestops and so we thought we would arrange an event for children and their families to come along and hunt together.  More...

Cathedral for Sale?Monday 13th June 2016

ANYONE passing through Chelmsford Cathedral grounds on Tuesday may have been mistaken in thinking that the Cathedral was up for sale.  But in fact Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer were in Chelmsford filming for the next series of ‘Location, Location Location’ and they chose the Cathedral...

Ascension Day SingingThursday 5th May 2016

The sun shone as the choir led the Ascension Day celebration from the top of the Cathedral Tower.  Athough a tradition, that Ascension Day is celebrated from a high point, this is the first time this has happened at Chelmsford Cathedral.  Two hymns were sung and a short service took place outside...

Visitors can now give by textTuesday 3rd May 2016

Visitors to Chelmsford Cathedral can now donate from their phone.  By texting CATH10 followed by a space and the amount between £1 and £10, to 70070, visitors can give via their mobile phones.  The service is free to the Cathedral and passes on 100% of the donation made. There is...

Why I am a ChristianWednesday 27th April 2016

An interesting and thought-provoking article by Paul Beasley-Murray on why he is a Christian will be printed in Cathedral Life Weekly this week.  Unfortunately space doesn't allow for the whole article to be reproduced and so below is Paul's full article, taken from a talk given to Felsted school...

Results of the Election 16 April 2016Wednesday 27th April 2016

At the meeting for the election of Churchwarden and the Annual Congregational Meeting held on 16 April 2016 Elected Cathedral Warden and Churchwarden Michael Harrington Elizabeth Marshall David Sewell Elected Cathedral Warden Maureen Benson Dan Glading Linda Sewell Elected to the Cathedral Council Andrew...

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...

Cathedral Video Welcomes VisitorsWednesday 27th January 2016

The Cathedral has a new initiative running in the Welcome Area by the South Door at the Cathedral.  A video, which runs for approximately two minutes, features a welcome from the Dean of Chelmsford, Nicholas Henshall and a glimpse of just some of what is on offer to visitors to the Cathedral.   To...

Cathedral Ball SuccessTuesday 19th January 2016

On Saturday 16 January, the annual Cathedral Ball was held, and for the first time the Cathedral building hosted the event complete with dance floor.  More than 100 people enjoyed a meal, followed by dancing to a live band.  Dean Nicholas Henshall said of the event 'What a fantastic evening,...

The Bell Tolls for the New TowerWednesday 9th December 2015

Chelmsford Cathedral’s newly renovated tower has finally been revealed. The tower, a landmark on the city skyline and part of Chelmsford’s only Grade I listed building, has been covered in scaffold since April.  This week, at the start of Advent, the project has finally been completed...

Boy Bishop ElectedWednesday 9th December 2015

On Sunday 6 December, here at Chelmsford Cathedral the medieval tradition of electing a child to be "bishop" took place. This traditionally happens on St Nicholas' Day (6 December), the patron saint of children. It is not disrespectful in any way but reminds us, in the words of Jesus, that unless we...

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....

'Giving in Grace'Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The Dean writes: I want to say a huge thank you to the Cathedral congregations for the generosity shown in response to the Giving in Grace campaign. The provisional outcome is that our committed giving has risen by £37,000. This is a fantastic outcome - 20% rise. It means that congregational giving...

BBC Essex Interview at the Top of the TowerThursday 9th July 2015

Peter Holmes of BBC Essex visited Chelmsford Cathedral recently to interview the Dean, Nicholas Henshall and Chair of Works Committee Pamela Yates.  And if anyone had assumed that the interview would take place in the Cathedral grounds, Peter Holmes had other ideas.   Under the watchful eye...

Database UpdateTuesday 7th July 2015

The Cathedral is currently updating its database to ensure that it has the correct name, address and email contact information for all members of the Cathedral Community.  Forms to complete were in the Juy edition of Cathedral Life and are on the back of service sheets.  There is also a form...

Friday Lunchtime Concerts return 11 SeptemberMonday 6th July 2015

Following a varied and successful Spring programme, the very popular lunch time concerts return to the Cathedral on 11 September. Full details are on the website.  Choose 'Music' from the menu that runs along the top of the screen and select 'Lunchtime Concerts'.  Alternatively concerts are...

New dates for Education Workshops now availableMonday 6th July 2015

Dates for Christmas 2015 and Easter 2016 are now available.  All information is available on the Cathedral website.  Go to 'Faith and Education' from the top menu and choose 'School Visits'. Dates fill up quickly so please book while your chosen date is still available....

Breakfast with the BibleMonday 6th July 2015

The new series of Breakfast with the Bible is now available on the Cathedral Website. Breakfast with the Bible is a seminar-style Bible study for half an hour on a Sunday morning. For more details click on 'Faith and Education' from the top of the website menu and select 'Breakfast with the Bible'. ...

Cathedral awarded 2015 Certificate of ExcellenceThursday 21st May 2015

TripAdvisor is delighted to award Chelmsford Cathedral the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of our consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers.  Thank you to everyone involved in welcoming visitors from across Essex and beyond.  ...

St Peter's Chapel Roof Repair GrantFriday 27th March 2015

England’s oldest place of worship receives roof repair grant St Peter’s Chapel on the Essex coast has been awarded a grant of £38,000 for urgent roof repairs.  The building, said to be England’s oldest place of worship still in use, is a key part of the county’s history...

Developing a Culture of Invitation in your ChurchWednesday 18th March 2015

On 10 March, Michael Harvey, famous for developing 'Back to Church' Sunday, spoke at a talk held in Chelmsford Cathedral.  His message was simple: a welcoming church is one where people feel enabled to invite people in.  He spoke about developing a Church culture where invitation happens naturally...

Join Our VolunteersThursday 7th November 2013

  Several of our groups of volunteers are seeking additional/replacement volunteers. This is a splendid opportunity to become more involved in the Cathedral as we move into a year containing a variety of events to celebrate the centenary. You will not be thrust in at the deep end! Training/guidance...

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