Diocese of Chelmsford


Diocese of Chelmsford
Diocese of Chelmsford
Location
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Colchester, Harlow, Southend, West Ham
Statistics
Parishes 482
Churches 613
Schools 139
Information
Cathedral Chelmsford Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Stephen Cottrell,
Bishop of Chelmsford
Suffragans Christopher Morgan, Bishop of Colchester
David Hawkins, Bishop of Barking
Bishop of Bradwell (Bishop-designate: John Wraw)
Archdeacons David Lowman, Archdeacon of Southend
Annette Cooper, Archdeacon of Colchester
Martin Webster, Archdeacon of Harlow
Archdeacon of West Ham (Vacant)
Website
chelmsford.anglican.org

The Diocese of Chelmsford is a Church of England diocese, part of the Province of Canterbury. The diocese covers Essex and the five East London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, and Waltham Forest, and is co-terminous with the boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of Brentwood. It is divided into three episcopal areas, each with its own area bishop. The Diocese covers a region of around 1,500 square miles (3,900 km2) and has a population of more than 2.7 million; it is the second largest Anglican diocese in England.

The Diocese was created in 1914, covering the entire county of Essex and that part of Kent north of the River Thames (North Woolwich), which had previously been part of the Diocese of St Albans.[1]

The Diocese of Chelmsford is Europe's premier region for regeneration. The Thames Gateway, the M11 corridor and Stansted airport, Harwich seaport and the main site for the London 2012 Olympics are all located within the Diocese.

Diocesan structure

The diocese of Chelmsford is overseen by the Bishop of Chelmsford. It divided into three episcopal areas which are overseen by an Area Bishop. The diocese is divided further into archdeaconries, each divided into a number of deaneries.

Diocese Episcopal area Archdeaconries Deaneries
Diocese of Chelmsford Barking Episcopal Area
(overseen by the Area Bishop of Barking)
Archdeaconry of Harlow Deanery of Epping Forest
Deanery of Harlow
Deanery of Ongar
Archdeaconry of West Ham Deanery of Barking and Dagenham
Deanery of Havering
Deanery of Newham
Deanery of Redbridge
Deanery of Waltham Forest
Bradwell Episcopal Area
(overseen by the Area Bishop of Bradwell)
Archdeaconry of Southend Deanery of Basildon
Deanery of Brentwood
Deanery of Chelmsford North
Deanery of Chelmsford South
Deanery of Hadleigh
Deanery of Maldon and Dengie
Deanery of Rochford
Deanery of Southend on Sea
Deanery of Thurrock
Colchester Episcopal Area
(overseen by the Area Bishop of Colchester)
Archdeaconry of Colchester Deanery of Braintree
Deanery of Colchester
Deanery of Dedham and Tey
Deanery of Dunmow and Stansted
Deanery of Harwich
Deanery of Hinckford
Deanery of Saffron Walden
Deanery of St Osyth
Deanery of Witham

References

  1. ^ London Gazette. 23 January 1914.

External links

Coordinates: 51°44′07″N 0°28′20″E / 51.7352°N 0.4723°E / 51.7352; 0.4723


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