Stephen Cottrell (Member)


Stephen Cottrell comes from Leigh-on and was educated at Belfairs High School. Having served in parishes up and down the country, he is now the Bishop of Chelmsford, serving Essex and East London. He is a well-known writer and speaker on evangelism, spirituality and catechesis. He has published one book of children’s stories: The Adventures of Naughty Nora. His latest book tells the Christmas story backwards. He is a member of the House of Lords and is on the Select Committee for Communication. He also serves on the Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Concerns, and is Chair of Church Army an Anglican society for evangelism and social outreach. He is married to Rebecca who is a potter, and they have three boys.