Chelmsford Cathedral Visitation – a statement from the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani


Following the Vistation at Chelmsford Cathedral, that took place between 20 - 25 January, Bishop Guli has issued the following statement, thanking those who have been involved and outlining the next steps:  

“The Visitation at Chelmsford Cathedral has now finished. I want to take this opportunity to thank Bishop Tim Stevens and his team of Commissaries as well as Nathan Whitehead, the Clerk to the Visiation who ensured that everything ran smoothly. I’m also very grateful to the Dean and Chapter and everyone at the Cathedral who prepared material for the Visitation in a short period of time. I know that this put additional strain on the life of an already busy Cathedral. Finally, I want to particularly thank all those who took part in the Visitation by being interviewed or sharing their thoughts in writing.

“Over the coming weeks, the Visitation Team will prepare their report, after which we will share more information about the outcomes. I will continue to pray for everyone at Chelmsford Cathedral during this period and I’m very hopeful that the Visitation will enable us to move into the future well, addressing challenges and building on strengths and opportunities.”

Further information

Citation and Articles for the Visitation 

Commissaries announcement 

Visitation announcement and background information

Visitation Privacy Notice

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