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New Bishop of Chelmsford revealed

Bishop Cottrell
Bishop Cottrell was born and brought up in Essex

The next Church of England Bishop of Chelmsford has been announced.

The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Reading, will become the tenth Bishop of Chelmsford later this year.

He will replace the Right Reverend John Gladwin, who retired from the post in August.

Bishop Cottrell, who was born and brought up in Essex, said: "I am hungry for us to be a church that connects with every person and community."

He added: "What sustains me in ministry is the joy and beauty of the gospel.

"I want us to be a church that is gospel-centred, servant-hearted and mission-focused.

"For me coming to Essex and East London feels like coming home."

Bishop Cottrell is married to Rebecca, a potter and a lecturer in ceramics and the couple have three teenage sons.



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