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Former Church of North India priest chosen to be bishop in the Church of England

Dr John Perumbalath, ordained a priest in the Diocese of Calcutta, has been chosen as the next Bishop of Bradwell in Chelmsford Diocese.

09 March 2018

Europe develops training course for interim ministers

A new training course to help priests appointed to interim ministry posts has been delivered by the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe.

19 September 2017

Tributes paid following death of Bishop John Ball, former Crosslinks general secretary

The former general secretary of the Anglican mission agency Crosslinks, Bishop John Ball, has died at the age of 81 after a period of illness, his family have announced.

06 September 2016

Special services mark royal anniversaries

A service of Compline was held at Waltham Abbey Church to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the coronation of King Harold Godwinson. Harold didn’t remain King long – he lost his life a few months after his coronation at the Battle of Hastings during the Norman invasion of England. He is believed to be buried in the churchyard at Waltham Abbey. 

07 January 2016

Bishop of Chelmsford: "Good religious education counters religious extremism"

In his Maiden speech, the Bishop of Chelmsford said "Good religious education has been shown to be one of the best ways of countering religious extremism”

10 June 2014

England: Bishop backs World Read Aloud Day to promote global literacy

England: Bishop backs World Read Aloud Day to promote global literacy

“Literacy is at the heart of education and every person who learns to read is a cause for celebration,” says the Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, ahead of World Read Aloud Day, Wednesday, March 6.

05 March 2013