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A very warm welcome to Chelmsford Cathedral!
Currently we are all seeking to negotiate the way ahead as we move forward from the pandemic. That's true in our personal life and in our life together as communities. Here at Chelmsford Cathedral we are seeing the whole of the next six months and beyond as a fluid, provisional time as we work out how best to build on what we've learnt over the last 18 months and what new patterns might emerge in our worship, our learning and our service to the wider community.
For the present, alongside daily Morning and Evening Prayer, and the 8.15 am daily  Eucharist, we are continuing with a single 10.30 am Eucharist on Sundays, with children and young families meeting in our gardens. We have also recently introduced another weekday Eucharist at 10.30 am on Thursdays. This has grown steadily, and now we also offer refreshements afterwards. Everyone is of course welcome and on Thursdays we particularly invite people to continue to wear masks for the protection of others present.

In the autumn everyone is warmly encouraged to join in the Big Conversation about shaping the future and dates will be published on our website once finalised.

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Latest news

Seen/Unseen - a new exhibition at Chelmsford Cathedral

8 September 2021

Seen / Unseen.  A new textile exhibition at Chelmsford Cathedral by artist Pauline Medinger.

Speaking Truth to Power: How and Why Cathedrals Touch Lives

24 August 2021

Ivor reflects; In an age where cathedrals continue to attract and inspire many, a powerful, persuasive argument for their…

Afghan Refugees Welcome

20 August 2021

Bishop Guli releases a statement on the church's response to the Afghan refugee crisis.

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Prayer for the Day for Friday

In the face of Jesus Christ,
your light and glory have blazed forth
to all the nations, O God;
with all your people,
may we make known your grace
and live out your ways of peace. Amen.

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