The Church Of England

St Luke's Cranham with Moor Lane Church is part of the Church of England.

The Church of England is organised nationally into regions, each called a Diocese; we are in The Diocese of Chelmsford led by Bishop John, assisted by Bishop David (the Bishop of Barking). The Church of England is itself part of the worldwide Anglican Church, which has more than 70 million members spread across 161 countries.

St Luke's and Moor Lane may not look like traditional Anglican Churches from the outside - but we are very much part of the local and national Church of England. In practice, that means we have certain local responsibilities - such as baptisms and weddings - and it also means that we have a financial responsibility towards the Diocese and other parishes.