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You are witnessesWednesday 18th April 2018

This Saturday (21st April) is the annual meeting.  Held in the Cathedral, (9.00am for a 9.30am start), along with the usual reports and elections, the Dean, Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, will speak on ‘As the Father sent me, so I send you’ (John 20.21) – responding to...

New Bishop of Bradwell AppointedFriday 9th March 2018

Congratulations to The Venerable Dr John Perumbalath who has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as the sixth Bishop of Bradwell in Essex. He succeeds the late Bishop John Wraw. To read the full story please click here...

Sermon from Sunday 25 February by Revd Ade Eleyae, Associate PriestWednesday 28th February 2018

After a number of requests to hear again, Ade's sermon, it is now on the website.  Sermons can be found at Cathedral, Exploring Faith followed by Sermons. Or click here!...

Easter Holiday ClubWednesday 14th February 2018

The Cathedral will be running an Easter Holiday Club on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th April between 10.15am and 12.30pm.  The event is being run for 6 - 11 year olds and there will be arts and crafts, worship and songs, games and of course, the Easter Story.  Different activities...

Round Table Discussions - Come and ContributeMonday 29th January 2018

You are invited to join us to develop the Cathedral’s response to the Visitation report and make your contribution to the Cathedral's future. A series of three Round Table Discussions will follow straight on after Evensong, and take place in the north transept of the Cathedral. The first two sessions...

CWG ReportMonday 22nd January 2018

The Cathedrals Working Group Report was published last week.  It is an encouraging and challenging document which we are eager to respond to .  Please follow the link below to the article published in the Church Times The Cathedrals Working Group Report  ...

Cathedral Organist kicks off lunchtime concert programme for 2018Wednesday 10th January 2018

The Cathedral's Assistant Organist and Director of the Girl's Choir, Laurence Lyndon-Jones starts the new year series of Lunchtime Concerts with an exiting programme of organ music, some of it especially arranged by Laurence himself.  Pieces include Bach's In Dulci Jubilo and Sleigh Ride...

Battle's OverTuesday 5th December 2017

Calling all pipers! With this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies only just finished, bagpiper Jonathan Swan is already looking ahead to the events to mark next year’s centenary. “The Battle’s Over: a Nation’s Tribute” is a national event to mark the 100th anniversary...

Cathedral Visitation Report PublishedWednesday 1st November 2017

The results of the visitation held at Chelmsford Cathedral in May have now been published.  To read the letter from Bishop Stephen, please click here.  To read the report, please click here....

A personal appraisal of the Church of England - Jeremy PaxmanWednesday 4th October 2017

Jeremy Paxman has been working on a major personal appraisal of the Church of England for the FT weekend magazine (which appeared last month). It is a 3,500-plus word personal essay taking as its starting point the usual concerns about declining numbers and arguments over sexuality but making a serious...

Tractors lead Harvest procession into CathedralMonday 11th September 2017

Over 150 people from the farming community gathered in the Cathedral for the County Harvest celebration and thanksgiving service.  Representatives from many organisations were present including the charity 'Tools with a Mission' who collected tools for distribution to farming communities across...

Cathedral vs Mosque: The Return Match!Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Chelmsford Cathedral and Chelmsford Mosque met again on Sunday 1 October in an eagerly awaited return match.  In a closely fought game, the Mosque team won by 10 runs in the last over.  Organised by Sidra Naeem and Ivor Moody the two teams had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.  Afterwards...

Archbishops launch 'Thy Kingdom Come'Wednesday 3rd May 2017

To mark the Ascension on 25 May, the Archbishops have announced a new prayer intitiative encouraging people across the world to pray.  It is called 'Thy Kingdom Come'. They have released a very powerful film telling the story of how a young man was freed from the grip of addiction, due to...

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 launchedWednesday 11th January 2017

Canon Ivor Moody, Vice Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral launched his new book entitled 'Songs for the Soul' at the Cathedral in February.  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 discusses his own...

Cathedral Launches Free Visitor AppThursday 17th November 2016

Chelmsford Cathedral's visitor App was launched towards the end of 2016.  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...

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...

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...

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....

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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