The church was built long after St Cedd arrived. It is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin and was built over eight hundred years ago. Parts of it were rebuilt in the 15th and early 16th centuries. The church has a tower and the South Porch was extended after World War 2 as a tribute to American Airmen who served Essex so well during the War.
I spent a lovely half day in Chelmsford during my stay and the Cathedral is a must. 2 years ago, my oldest son proposed, down on one knee, to his lovely wife in the grounds of this beautiful place. What a location!
This is a soothing and peaceful place of worship.
Photos are all my own