New Vicar for St Michael and All Angels

Nearly 350 people filled St Michael’s Church to welcome the Reverend Stephen Bailey to the Parish on Tuesday, 10 September. The service of Institution and Induction was conducted by the Bishop of Bradwell, The Right Reverend Laurie Green with The Archdeacon of Southend, The venerable David Jennings.

After the induction, the new vicar was welcomed by the minister of Well Lane Methodist Church, The Rev. Robin Searle, representing local churches; The Mayor of Chelmsford, councillor Freda Mountain; The Lay chairman and Church Wardens Peter Dawson and Ivor Gardener. A party of his former parishioners at Chadwell St Mary travelled to Galleywood to attend the Service.