We are a non-violent direct action movement demanding urgent action in the face of the climate emergency. We are members of the community in Chelmsford and surrounding areas who agree with the aims and methods of Extinction Rebellion. We are proud conscientious Earth protectors. There is no Planet B.

“I’ve been thinking about getting involved with XR for quite a while. I’d like to get my children involved. Everyone’s been nice and it’s a really friendly bunch.”

Sally, mum of 3.

Ways to get in touch

We’re a friendly bunch – join our next meeting by keeping an eye on our Events page.

We send out a weekly newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

We have a Facebook page where you can follow local updates as well as more in depth information around the climate crisis and solutions. All our public events are listed here too.

We have a Facebook group to chat and engage with each other online; we are a supportive and positive group and we’re encouraged to contribute so we can get to know each other. We have guidelines members need to adhere to, adopting the XR motto. All people are welcome, but not all behaviours. 

We’re on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube as well.

If you want to get in touch by email, you can do so here

Ways to get involved

We recommend that if you’re curious or want to get more involved, to join us for an induction – often held just before our Whole Group Meetings on the second Friday of every month*.

Keep an eye out on our Events Page for the next meeting. We are also experimenting with hosting these online, so stay tuned.

Anyone who is curious about participating in actions is strongly recommended to receive Non Violent Direct Action training. Keep an eye out on our Events Page for the next local training.

We have various working groups in XR Chelmsford: Arts, Community, TechCommunications, Lobbying, Samba – if you’d like to support one of these groups please contact them directly. We’re all volunteers so please be patient with us.

*Not always so please do check

There might be an XR Essex group a bit more local to you: XR ColchesterXR SouthendXR Thurrock (new) and XR Havering

upcoming events



The Climate crisis is happening NOW! There are immense gaps in the political promises and actions. Extinction Rebellion has got a plan; it’s called Project 3.5 The idea is simple: To build a movement that’s too big for the government and the fossil fuel industry to ignore and to do it one door at a time. […]

Welcome Session and Social

Join us in Central Park for an intro session designed to help new rebels, and find out more about the movement and how to get involved. There will be a short structured session where we will cover the XR aims, principles, and ways of working, followed by plenty of time to socialise, get to know […]


WANT TO KNOW HOW? They followed her onto the deck. All the smoke and the houses had disappeared, and the ship was out in a wide space of sea very fresh and clear A bunch of local people are fed up with sitting at home worrying about what the climate emergency means for our future. […]
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