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Chelmsford Cathedral is the second smallest cathedral in the country, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up in warmth, colour, space and light. It became a Cathedral in 1914. An extensive re-ordering in 1984 provided a beautiful French limestone floor throughout the Nave and Chancel, chairs replaced pews to make the seating adaptable for all occasions and a new font, Altar and Cathedra were all made from Westmorland slate.
It is a busy, vibrant place hosting many large services, theological lectures, university graduations, concerts and welcoming visitors and pilgrims on a daily basis as well as for special visits and occasions, Educational visits from schools are especially welcome.
'On behalf of us all, I would like to thank all your guides for a very interesting morning. From the welcome cup of coffee tot he vast facts and figures that opened our eyes to the history of the place, old and modern side by side, all in all a very enjoyable time.' U3A
'Thank you very much for the wonderful morning our KS1 pupils and staff enjoyed recently when they took park in the Advent workshop. They came back 'fizzing'!'. Primary school.
'I would like to thank you very much for the time and effort that went into making our visit to the cathedral so successful. The pupils obviously learnt a lot and will always have a positive memory of their visit. I hope that it will be possible to repeat this visit with Year 9 pupils next year.' Special school.
Donations invited. Educational visits for schools £1 or £1.50 per child.
Adult tours £3 per person by appointment.
Open all the time
Every day 7.30-6pm. Except Sunday - closed between 1230-2pm.
Accessible by Public Transport : Chelmsford station
Award for becoming an Eco-congregation. A fair trade church.