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Diocesan Staff

Department Directory 

Area Teams, Area Deans, Archdeacons and Bishops

The contact details for our Area Teams, including Bishops, Archdeacons or Area Deans please visit our Area pages:

Church Planting

For enquires about Church Planting and the Diocese mission to plant 101 new Christian communities please email:

Head of SDF Programme Management, Dawn Weddell 

Communications and Media        

For communications and media queries please email

For further information about the communications and media team and for communications resources to support parishes and worshipping communities please click here.


For enquiries about maintaining your church building and churchyard, faculty petitions, headstones, guidance and grants please email DAC guidance and forms can be found here.


For enquires relating to updating details held on our database please email

Data protection

For enquiries about data protection and GDPR please email


For enquires relating to our Church Schools please email More information about our Church Schools and our children’s ministry can be found at


For enquiries relating to finances please email


For advice around HR matters please email

Mission and Ministry       

The Mission and Ministry Team is responsible for providing pathways into various kinds of ministry, continuing education for ministers, and support for ministerial wellbeing.  The team oversees training for our clergy and lay ministers and run courses to deepen Christian discipleship. Contact the Mission and Ministry team for enquiries relating to ministry training opportunities such as the CCS course by emailing More information on vocations – lay or ordained -  can be found here.

Print Unit              

For enquiries relating to our print and design service please email More information can be found here.

Programme management

Programme Manager, Dawn Weddell -


For enquires relating to our vicarages please email If you need a repair that is not under the responsibility of your PCC please call the Property Department Helpdesk on 01245 294471.


For enquires relating to Safeguarding please email The Diocese of Chelmsford is committed, as part of the Christian Church living in the spirit of the Gospel, to protect and care for everyone and we aim to be a beacon of best practice in safeguarding. Looking the other way is not an option. More information can be found here .

Children and Youth

Contact details for our Mustard Seed team can be found here.

Tracing of marriage, burial, Baptism and Confirmation records

Unfortunately, we are unable to help in tracing historic marriage, burial, baptism and confirmation certificates and records. These records are not held by the Diocesan Office.

If the relevant parish church doesn’t hold a copy of the records, it is likely it will be archived at the Essex Records Office.