A unique place of hospitality, welcome, stillness and prayer
I’m Nicholas Henshall and I’m the Dean of Chelmsford. Here at Chelmsford Cathedral we are living through exciting times as we seek to navigate – like everyone else – through our re-emergence from the pandemic. Covid is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, and we are learning to adapt and evolve in response to the adjustments it brings to our life. The Cathedral continues to be open for public worship and personal prayer, and it has been great in recent weeks to welcome both familiar and new faces to share in the serenity of this special place at the heart of the city.
I’m also delighted that so many people access our on-line resources – including the daily prayer at 7.45 am each morning and Evensong, and our teaching and learning that you can access through this website. And from 6 June you can join us live each morning in the Cathedral as well as live on line.
Please look out for our regular updates and join in our conversation as we ask “How are you?” and look to the future. You are invited to fill in a Cathedral consultation questionnaire. We encourage as many people as possible to fill in the form and the information will be used to help plan and inform The Big Conversation. Please click on the link here.
A special Memorial Cairn is being built within the grounds of Chelmsford Cathedral to help the local community remember all those who have lost their lives during the pandemic.Memorial Cairn at Chelmsford Cathedral
1 June 2021
Thanking our volunteers during National Volunteers Week 1st - 7th June.
28 May 2021
Bishop Guli joins Dean of Chelmsford on Pentecost Sunday Pilgrimage Walk.
17 May 2021
It's Dementia Action Week and Chelmsford Cathedral is a dementia friendly community. Canon Ivor Moody writes about how the cathedral is supporting the cause.
the fountain and source of everlasting life,
in your light we see light:
increase in us the brightness of knowledge
that we may be lightened with the radiance of your wisdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
To view a reading and reflection for the day from the Dean, Nicholas Henshall, please click here.