Next Bishop of Chelmsford announced

The Right Reverend Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has been announced as the next Bishop of Chelmsford, succeeding the Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell, who became Archbishop of York earlier this year.

Bishop Guli, who is currently Bishop of Loughborough, 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 Guli will be introduced to the diocese through a series of videos, online meetings and online worship.


Mick Ferris

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