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A New Bishop for Chelmsford

Downing Street has announced that Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani will be the next Bishop of Chelmsford, succeeding Stephen Cottrell, who became Archbishop of York earlier this year.Bishop Guli

Bishop Guli is currently Bishop of Loughborough in the Diocese of Leicester, a post she has occupied since late 2017.  Speaking about her appointment, Bishop Guli said

"It is a great privilege to be appointed as the next Bishop of Chelmsford. I know there are many challenges ahead both in the church and wider society, not least as a result of the pandemic. However, I am hopeful about the future.

Bishop Guil has recorded a message about her appointment which you can view on YouTube