Welcome from Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford
Thank you for your interest in this voluntary, non-executive role of Chair of the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance (CDBF).
Our Diocese is one of the largest and most diverse in England and we have enormous opportunities for mission and service as well as considerable challenges to face and resolve.
I am still in the early stages of my own ministry as Diocesan Bishop and we have recently appointed a new Chief Executive and Diocesan Secretary and a new Dean of Mission, Ministry and Education. I have also inherited an excellent team and together we are at the start of a new chapter in our diocesan life as we seek to build on the good work that has taken place in our parishes and worshipping communities over many years.
Our new Chair of the CDBF will arrive at a liminal time and play a key role as we learn how to adapt to the effects of the COVID pandemic and discern the direction that God has for us as we seek to be faithful in our Jesus shaped ministry.
We are seeking someone with a passion for the Church’s mission and strong skills and experience in leadership, finance and communication. Our new CDBF Chair will be capable of bringing together clergy and lay people from different perspectives, traditions and contexts to discuss and discern the best way forward on complex issues and challenges as we seek to best utilise our assets and harness the talents and energy of our people.
They will be someone with senior level experience who can support and ask the right questions of our diocesan leadership and decision-making bodies.
If you are beginning to sense that God could be calling you in this direction, please contact Gatenby Sanderson for an informal conversation before Friday 1st October
With my prayers and good wishes
Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford