The Church of England, of which St Peter’s Church forms a part, is itself a member of the world-wide communion of Anglican churches. This constitutes the third largest church in the world, with the Archbishop of Canterbury as its leading bishop. St Peter’s is therefore part of a richly diverse family of churches found in every part of the world.
More information may be found at www.churchofengland.org.
The Church of England is subdivided into dioceses, covering different geographical areas. St Peter’s is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford which covers the County of Essex and five east London boroughs. The Bishop of Chelmsford is the Rt Rev’d Stephen Cottrell. However, because the Diocese is large, it is subdivided into three further areas, each with its own BIshop. St Peter’s is looked after by the Rt Rev’d John Wraw, Bishop of Bradwell.
Further information about the Diocese may be found at www.chelmsford.anglican.org.
St Peter’s is also part of the family of all the churches of Brentwood. Churches Together in Brentwood (CTB) organises a number of events each year in order to bring Christians in the town closer together, and witness to the churches’ life. This includes a Walk of Witness each Good Friday in the town centre and a significant role in organising Lighting Up Brentwood, the annual lighting of the town’s Christmas decorations.