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Welcome message from the dean

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.

Listen to the Dean's Letter for 15th May here.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come has grown from an initiative launched by the archbishops to a global prayer movement.  Taking place between Ascension Day, 13th May and Pentecost, 23rd May, click here to find out what Chelmsford Cathedral has planned and how you can be part of it.

Thy Kingdom Come

Latest news

Supporting Dementia Action Week

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.

Mental Health Awareness Week

10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10th to 16th May 2021. Perhaps as never before mental health will occupy headlines…

East of England Cathedrals to host online Sustainable Living conference, 12th June 2021

4 May 2021

Five cathedrals in the east of England are preparing for their own online Sustainable Living conference, on Saturday 12th June.

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Prayer for the Day for Tuesday

To you we come, O Lord,
the true goal of all human desiring,
beyond all earthly beauty,
gentle protector, strong deliverer;
in the night you are our confidence:
from first light be our joy. Amen.

To view a reading and reflection for the day from the Dean, Nicholas Henshall, please click here.