Chelmsford Diocese is the Church of England in Essex and East London. It comprises 470 parishes and 589 churches and is the largest voluntary organisation in this region.
About 5,200 children and adults a year are welcomed into the Christian faith through baptism, and nearly 1,000 are confirmed.
Nearly 30,000 children and young people attend church schools. An estimated 100,000 young people share in assemblies, chaplaincy, clubs and youth work.
The Diocese is celebrating its first 100 years in 2014 by committing to the next 100.