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As Essex moves to Two Tier restrictions in response to the rising number of cases of Coronavirus, I want to let everyone know how we are responding here at Chelmsford Cathedral. The first thing to say is that we are awaiting official guidance from the Government and the Church of England, so anything I say here is inevitably provisional.

For the present, certainly, I can re-assure everyone that we plan to continue our current pattern of worship – Eucharist on Sundays and Thursdays at 10.30 am in the Cathedral itself, and Morning and Evening Prayer daily on line at 7.45 am and 5.15 pm.

The Cathedral continues to be open daily from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm, and it has been wonderful over the last few months to welcome so many people to come and share I the silence and stillness of this wonderful space.

The Cathedral is a safe environment and Covid secure, with robust protocols in place, and everyone is welcome.


Dean of Chelmsford


We're open for public worship

We're delighted that the Cathedral is now open for public worship and you are invited to join us for the Cathedral Eucharist at 10.30am on Sundays and Thursdays. Please note there is no longer a requirement to reserve a place/book a ticket.  However, if we reach capacity for any service and it would be unsafe to allow any more people into the building, it is with regret that we would have to close the doors and you would be unable to attend.  Tickets are still required for Junior Church and Muddy Church.


We’re here for families

Families can join us for Junior Church in the Garden on Sundays at 10.30am.  We'll worship together in the beautiful Guy Harlings garden and there'll be lots of fun craft activities to enjoy.  If it is raining, we will also use our Learning Centre in the garden.  Spaces are limited so you must book in advance online here.  


We're worshipping online

Our clergy team live stream Daily Prayer every day on Facebook at 7.45 am and 5.15pm. A recording of the service is also made available on YouTube shortly after the live stream has finished. On Mondays and Tuesdays in term time, Evensong is sung by the Cathedral Choirs, again, live streamed through our Facebook page.


Please visit our 'Church at Home' page, you can find it just below the Home screen button. This is a real hub for a whole range of resources that we are making available to help people sustain a regular pattern of prayer, share news and support one another, and to keep in touch with new developments. 


The Cathedral is recruiting for an organ and choral scholars.  Please see our music pages for more details.


Stay in touch

There's lots of ways you can keep up with all the latest news from the Cathedral. The Dean sends out a weekly letter, there is a weekly newssheet.  Please email Clare Broome to be added to the mailing list.  Plus simply click on the link to receive the Growing in Faith mailing and a Children and Family Newsletter


Supporting your Cathedral  

As we continue to minister during these challenging times, we need your help now more than ever. If you are able to please consider making a donation to the mission and ministry of the Cathedral. Please click here to make a one-off donation.


Take a virtual tour of our Cathedral with the Dean, The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, recorded a tour as part of the Heritage Open Weekend.  It can be watched by clicking on this link.



We’re Good to Go

During lockdown, the Cathedral was awarded the Visit England ‘We’re good to go’ Industry Standard.  This is the official mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

You are welcome to join us for Morning and Evening Prayer and our Sunday Eucharist

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