Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, serving Essex and East London.
He is a member of the Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Concerns, Bishop Protector for the Society of St Francis, and Chair of Church Army, an Anglican society for evangelism and social outreach. He is a member of the House of Lords. He is a well-known writer and speaker on evangelism, spirituality and catechesis. His latest book, Striking Out tells Poems and stories from his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
He is married to Rebecca who is a potter, and they have three boys.