We are delighted to announce that while we are without a Priest appointed to the Parish the Revd Carolyn Tibbott will be giving support to our Parish for one day a week. She will also regularly take Sunday services.
Revd Carolyn is already well known to many as she is the Priest in Charge of Broomfield. She will be supporting Great Waltham and Ford End in addition to her existing role at Broomfield. This is great news for our communities.
Similarly, the Revd Dr Diana Garfield will serve as Associate Priest at the Chignals with MashburySt Nicholas with St James, in addition to her current role as Associate Priest at Broomfield St Mary with St Leonard; again offering priestly ministry for Sunday worship and pastoral supportone half day a week
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 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