News about the Bishop of Chelmsford

29th May 2020

Bishop Stephen Cottrell will be confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York at 11am on Thursday 9th July, in a service broadcast on Zoom from the Church of England web-site. An enthronement service will be announced later this year.

On Sunday 7 June the diocese are encouraging everyone to use this prayer for those responsible for the appointment of the next Bishop of Chelmsford:

God of provision and care, discernment and knowledge: lead us in your love, empower us by your Spirit, and equip us with your gifts; give us hearts full of love for all people, minds open to the signs of the times, and wisdom to know how to respond to the voice of your calling. We ask this through him who’s coming is certain, whose day draws near, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.