Diocese of Chelmsford
|Archdeaconries||Barking, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Southend, Stansted, West Ham|
|Churches||588 (As of August 2014 [update] ) |
|Formation||23 January 1914|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Bishop||Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford|
|Suffragans|| Roger Morris, area Bishop of Colchester  |
Lynne Cullens, area Bishop of Barking
area Bishop of Bradwell (vacant)
|Archdeacons|| Elwin Cockett, Archdeacon of West Ham |
Robin King, Archdeacon of Stansted
Vanessa Herrick, Archdeacon of Harlow
Chris Burke, Archdeacon of Barking
Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester
Mike Power, Archdeacon of Southend
Archdeacon of Chelmsford (vacant)
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 (most of which were part of the historic county of Essex), 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 3 million;  it has 463 parishes  and a total of 588 churches;  it is the second largest Anglican diocese in England.[ citation needed ]
The Diocese was created on 23 January 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. 
The Diocese has seen one of the strongest regenerations in Europe, which continues. The Thames Gateway, the M11 corridor, Stansted and Southend airports, Harwich, Tilbury, London Gateway, Purfleet ports and most of the housing built in connection with the London 2012 Olympics are in the diocese.
The diocese of Chelmsford is overseen by the Bishop of Chelmsford. Since the area scheme was created in 1983  and inaugurated in January 1984,  the diocese has been 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. 
The suffragan See of Colchester was created in 1882, for the Diocese of St Albans until 1914. Barking in 1901 also for St Albans, and Bradwell in 1968.
|Barking Episcopal Area|
(overseen by the area Bishop of Barking)
|Archdeaconry of Harlow||Deanery of Epping Forest and Ongar|
|Deanery of Harlow|
|Archdeaconry of West Ham||Deanery of Newham|
|Deanery of Redbridge|
|Deanery of Waltham Forest|
|Archdeaconry of Barking||Deanery of Barking and Dagenham|
|Deanery of Havering|
|Bradwell Episcopal Area|
(overseen by the area Bishop of Bradwell)
|Archdeaconry of Chelmsford||Deanery of Brentwood|
|Deanery of Chelmsford North|
|Deanery of Chelmsford South|
|Deanery of Maldon and Dengie|
|Archdeaconry of Southend||Deanery of Basildon|
|Deanery of Hadleigh|
|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 Colchester|
|Deanery of Harwich|
|Deanery of St Osyth|
|Deanery of Witham|
|Archdeaconry of Stansted||Deanery of Braintree|
|Deanery of Dunmow and Stansted|
|Deanery of Hinckford|
|Deanery of Saffron Walden|
Alongside the diocesan Bishop of Chelmsford (Guli Francis-Dehqani), the Diocese has three area (suffragan) bishops: Roger Morris, area Bishop of Colchester; Lynne Cullens, area Bishop of Barking ; and area Bishop of Bradwell (vacant).
Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese which reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor, Norman Banks, Bishop suffragan of Richborough, who is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese in order to facilitate his work there.
|Epping Forest & Ongar||S. Brazier-Gibbs||St Laurence, Blackmore||Medieval|
|SS Peter & Paul, Stondon Massey|
|I. Farley||St John the Baptist, Buckhurst Hill||1837|
|H. Aucken||St Martin, Chipping Ongar||Medieval|
|St Peter, Shelley||Medieval (1888)|
|St Andrew, Greensted-juxta-Ongar||Anglo-Saxon|
|St Margaret of Antioch, Stanford Rivers||Medieval|
|L. Batson |
O. Maxfield-Coote A. Summers
|St John the Baptist, Epping||Medieval (1889)|
|All Saints, Epping Upland||Medieval|
|St Alban the Martyr, Coopersale||1852|
|St Andrew, North Weald Bassett||Medieval|
|C. Hawkins||St Germain, Bobbingworth||Medieval|
|St Mary the Virgin, Moreton||Medieval|
|St Nicholas, Fyfield||Medieval|
|St Christopher, Willingale||Medieval|
|J. Pickles||All Saints, High Laver||Medieval|
|St Mary the Virgin, Little Laver||Medieval|
|St Mary Magdalen, Magdalen Laver||Medieval|
|St Mary, Matching||Medieval|
|C. Davies||St John the Baptist, Loughton||1846|
|St Nicholas, Loughton||Medieval (early C20th)|
|M. Macdonald |
|St Mary the Virgin, Loughton||1871|
|L. Petitt||St Michael & All Angels, Loughton||1937|
|S. Gibbs||St Mary the Virgin, High Ongar|
|St James, Marden Ash|
|All Saints, Norton Mandeville|
|J. Fry||St Mary the Virgin, Stapleford Tawney|
|St Mary the Virgin, Theydon Bois|
|All Saints, Theydon Garnon|
|St Michael, Theydon Mount|
|C. Kosla |
|St Mary, Chigwell|
|All Saints, Chigwell Row|
|St Winifred, Chigwell|
|St Mary & All Saints, Lambourne|
|St Mary the Virgin, Stapleford Abbotts|
|P. Smith |
|Holy Cross & St Lawrence, Waltham|
|Holy Innocents, High Beach|
|St Lawrence, Ninefields|
|St Thomas, Upshire|
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