Events Directory

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Individual Guided Retreat - led by Rosemary Alonso
Mon 15 Jul 18:00 - Wed 24 Jul 14:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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If you are in need of some silence and looking for an opportunity to pray, this is for you. A time for those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God (Minimum stay should be 3 days). Rosemary Alonso leads a team of experienced spiritual directors

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Walking Week
Mon 15 Jul 18:00 - Fri 2 Aug 10:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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A mixed bag of walks. For the ambler as well as the rambler.

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Christian Film - Breakthrough
Wed 17 Jul 11:00
Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford
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The new Christian film BREAKTHROUGH (12A) is coming back to Chelmsford Odeon for Silver Screen (age 55+) @ £3 per person inc. tea and biscuit.

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Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
Thu 18 Jul 08:30
Christians Together in Chelmsford, CM1
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The Kingdom of God is Advancing in Chelmsford! We warmly welcome leaders and all with a heart for Christian service locally for breakfast. Let’s build relationships and together discover what God is doing in our City
1st Wednesday and 3rd Thursday each month

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Christian Aid Lunch
Thu 18 Jul 12:00
Trinity Methodist, Rainsford Road, CM1 2XB
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The lunch is held in the Link, and consists of a mug of soup, bread, butter & cheese, plus an apple and coffee or tea.
Donations of more than £1.00 are gratefully received.
Contact Roger and Carole Fairclough for details: 01245 257983

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Christian Film - Breakthrough
Thu 18 Jul 14:00
Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford
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The new Christian film BREAKTHROUGH (12A) is coming back to Chelmsford Odeon for Silver Screen (age 55+) @ £3 per person inc. tea and biscuit.

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Pacesetters (A Life Church Walking Opportunity)
Sat 20 Jul 10:00 - 11:00
Life Church, Hall Street, CM2 0HG
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1st and 3rd Saturday each month. Walk starts at the Church with a Bible reading or devotional thought and lasts about 1 hour, mainly through the City Parks, returning to the Church for refreshments. All from The City are very welcome. See Poster Link for more details.

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Tough Talk - 9.30am, 11am and 6.30pm
Sun 21 Jul 09:30 - 20:00
Life Church, Hall Street, CM2 0HG
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Tough Talk is dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an informal way that appeals to people who would not normally go to church.
It is made up of men with backgrounds of ex-bouncers and ex-East End hard men who have turned their backs on their past. Many are keen powerlifters. Suitable for those of all ages and backgrounds, come to any of three services. where the team will be sharing their experiences with the hope of helping others.

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Prayer Space
Wed 24 Jul 11:00 - 15:00
Chelmsford Cathedral
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Usually on 2nd & 4th Wed. each month, Prayer Spaces are to encounter God and to bring to Him any issues close to your heart, for family, friends, our City, the Nation or beyond.
Resources are set out to help guide your prayers. You can come and go, spending as much or as little time there as you are able.

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Prayer for our City
Thu 25 Jul 19:45
The Church of the Holy Spirit Forest Drive Chelmsford, CM1 2TS
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Led by City Prayer (formally Chelmsford 24-7 Prayer) and in partnership with CTiC an informal monthly gathering on the 4th Thursday to pray for our City.
Everyone is very welcome. Refreshments at 7.45, for 8pm.

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In His Presence
Fri 26 Jul 19:30 - 21:30
North Springfield Baptist Church, Havengore, CM1 6JP
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A time of Worship and Praise of our Saviour Jesus Christ whilst allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us, led by The Healing Bus Team

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Living with... Mental Illness led by Rachael Newham
Sat 27 Jul 09:30 - 16:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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"Learning to Breathe" Rachel will follow the chapters of her book; "First Breaths" looks at what mental health is, what the Bible has to say about it. "Struggling for Air" looks at the reality of mental illness and exploring a theology of Holy Saturday. "Resuscitation" looks at the role of family, friends and carers. Ending the day on "Learning to Breathe" where we will pull together all we have shared through the day. Rachael Newham (@RachaelNewham is the Founder of ThinkTwice, a Christian mental health awareness charity and the author of "Learning to Breathe". She lives in Hertfordshire with her family and can be found indulging in her love of coffee, books and photography on Instagram!

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Journeys - Creative Arts Painting & Prayer Retreat - Led by Christine Phillips (Tutor) & Margaret Stein (Chaplain)
Fri 2 Aug 18:00 - Fri 9 Aug 10:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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You can expect a warm welcome, space to reflect, to pray and to worship, as well as plenty time to be creative. We shall explore some journeys mentioned in the Bible, and their relevance for our own faith journeys, and enjoy painting as we meander through Pleshey's gardens and surrounding countryside, relating our work to the Biblical journeys or our own if relevant. Christine Phillips (Tutor) trained at Hornsey College of Art and Design and the London Institute of Education. She taught in schools until retiring. Christine tutors a U3A painting groupand has been a practising printmaker for over 30 years.Christine sees her role as an art leader as someone who helps to enable participants to fulfil and enjoy their creativity during the retreat by offering ideas, guidance, suggestions and/or support if required. She will bring numerous art books and different art materials for people to use and for evening activities. Margaret Stein (Chaplain) has been a CARM chaplain and art tutor for a good number of years since working at Carberry Tower, where she ran courses, offered spiritual direction and facilitated worship. She trained at the Edinburgh College of Art before studying theology. With her husband Jock, she is involved with the East Lothian Lantern Group which promotes Ignatian prayer.

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Pacesetters (A Life Church Walking Opportunity)
Sat 3 Aug 10:00 - 11:00
Life Church, Hall Street, CM2 0HG
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1st and 3rd Saturday each month. Walk starts at the Church with a Bible reading or devotional thought and lasts about 1 hour, mainly through the City Parks, returning to the Church for refreshments. All from The City are very welcome. See Poster Link for more details.

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Celebrate Jesus
Wed 7 Aug 19:30
Chelmsford Community Church, Trent Road, CM1 2LQ
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A long running evening of praise and worship with a local speaker that uses different church venues each time - this month on the subject,'A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Kingdom of Heaven.' All are very welcome from and church or tradition or none!

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Worship Works - led by Roger Jones Music Week
Mon 12 Aug 18:00 - Fri 16 Aug 10:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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A Week for worshippers, worship leaders, musicians and members of the congregation. Themes based around our book "Worship Works". "Understanding Worship", "Praise and Sunday Morning", "Creative & Prophetic Worship" and "Leading and Planning Worship". This will include teaching sessions, worship times and practical activities suitable for singers and instrumentalists of all abilities. Roger Jones is a Composer, Speaker, Writer, Broadcaster, Anglican Lay Reader. http://www.cmm.org.uk/people/jones.php

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Christian Aid Lunch
Thu 15 Aug 12:00
Trinity Methodist, Rainsford Road, CM1 2XB
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The lunch is held in the Link, and consists of a mug of soup, bread, butter & cheese, plus an apple and coffee or tea.
Donations of more than £1.00 are gratefully received.
Contact Roger and Carole Fairclough for details: 01245 257983

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Creative Arts Embroidery & Prayer Retreat - Led by Janet Knox (Tutor) & Margaret Stein (Chaplain)
Fri 16 Aug 18:00 - Fri 23 Aug 10:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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You can expect a warm welcome, space to reflect, to pray and to worship, as well as plenty time to be creative. We shall explore some of the colours mentioned in the Bible and their significance. Think of the rainbow and the Light of the world! Different colours can be particularly meaningful and influence us in our daily lives. Lots of ideas to make it a colourful week! For the textile aspect of this retreat the theme offers a wide field of inspiration from both the natural world and the man-made one. From sunsets to peacocks or hot air balloons and kaleidoscopes there is plenty to excite you. Bring your sewing machine if you wish and Janet will bring her box of sewing goodies, and we will share the laughter, the stitching and the quiet chapel - all that goes to make Prayer and Embroidery so special. A general requirements list will be sent out nearer the dates. Janet Knox (Tutor) is a long-standing textile leader for CARM, enjoying the creativity and the camaraderie of the retreats. She is an ecclesiastical embroiderer and an enthusiastic hand and machine stitcher welcoming all levels of expertise. Margaret Stein (Chaplain) hails from Scotland; she studied both art and theology and is a retired Church of Scotland minister. She has been involved in CARM retreats for some time, and enjoys the marrying of worship and creativity, with the sharing that happens in a group.

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Pacesetters (A Life Church Walking Opportunity)
Sat 17 Aug 10:00 - 11:00
Life Church, Hall Street, CM2 0HG
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1st and 3rd Saturday each month. Walk starts at the Church with a Bible reading or devotional thought and lasts about 1 hour, mainly through the City Parks, returning to the Church for refreshments. All from The City are very welcome. See Poster Link for more details.

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Three views, Priestly, Prophetic & Wise - One Creator God - led by Revd Dr Janet Tollington
Tue 3 Sep 09:30 - 16:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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A focus on God as Creator drawing on 3 distinct Old Testament traditions, Priestly (Genesis 1), Prophetic (Isaiah 40-48) and Wisdom (Job 28, 38-41). Revd Dr Janet Tollington - after a career in the police service and a short period in retailing Janet trained for the Baptist Ministry and was ordained in 1989. In 1994 she moved to Westminster College, Cambridge (United Reformed Church) to teach Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew in the Cambridge Theological Federation until she retired in July 2016. She has taught adults at every level from interested lay Christians to doctoral students and remains active leading worship and learning events for the church. She delights in working with mixed groups of people, exploring the meaning of the Old Testament for Christians in today's world.

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Let There be Light! - The Musical
Sat 14 Sep 14:00 - 21:00
The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
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Following their highly received tour of Essex, Wing and a Prayer Youth Theatre -of St. Mary's Great Baddow, are back home in Chelmsford, bringing their exciting new musical "Let There Be Light!"
With a live band, effects and an energetic young cast, this fun and dramatic production promises a roller-coaster ride, re-imagining the gospel story of "creation, temptation and Jesus - the sensation!"
Come and experience a musical journey packed with catchy songs, telling a timeless tale of surprise and hope.
Read more at www.stmarysgreatbaddow.org.uk/light

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Christian Aid Lunch
Thu 19 Sep 12:00
Trinity Methodist, Rainsford Road, CM1 2XB
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The lunch is held in the Link, and consists of a mug of soup, bread, butter & cheese, plus an apple and coffee or tea.
Donations of more than £1.00 are gratefully received.
Contact Roger and Carole Fairclough for details: 01245 257983

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Angel Voices - led by Patrick Craig
Wed 25 Sep 09:30 - 16:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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Join us for a day exploring the world of angels - what they do, their role in the bible and the music they've inspired. Patrick Craig is a Countertenor Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral, who also directs choirs, leads courses and lectures on theology and music.

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Costing not less than Everything
Thu 3 Oct 19:30
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Rainsford Road, CM1 2QL
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7:30 pm for refreshments. Talk starts at 8:00 pm
Sustainability and Spirituality in Challenging Times
A DVD of a talk by Pam Lunn
"Christ has no body on earth now but yours..." (St Teresa of Avila)
In her talk, Quaker Pam Lunn urges faith communities to face the unsustainable path that humanity as a whole has been on for many years in consuming natural resources. If we see the earth as a gift from our God, then we need to lend our hands to change our lives in ways that most people have barely glimpsed.
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Missionary to the Arts - led by Andy Kind
Tue 8 Oct 18:00 - Thu 10 Oct 14:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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We were created to be creative. The gifts we have are there to be used, but so many of us see our creative and artistic dreams crushed or even cursed by faulty messages from within and without the church. This retreat is for anyone who wants to meet the creator through the creative, but it's particularly for people who have felt their creative or artistic callings and dreams got lost somewhere along the way. Andy Kind is a comedian, preacher and writer, who has made people laugh around the world for the last 15 years. He loves seeing people's minds change about who they were born to be, by using the creative to point to the Creator. He also loves seeing people bring him whiskey and meat.

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A Quiet Day
Sat 12 Oct 09:30 - 15:30
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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With Valerie Quinlivan
God in All Things:
Christ is in the Everyday as well as in the transcendent. Meditation helps to ground us in the reality of the present moment, as well expanding our consciousness to embrace the universal.
Please bring a packed lunch Donation £10
Tea & coffee provided
Please contact:Val Hilsley for bookings: valhilsley@btinternet.com
Phone Number: 01245 472685

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Christians Together in Chelmsford AGM
Sun 13 Oct 15:00
Life Church, Hall Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0HG
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Save the Date! Our AGM will be an opportunity to connect with what The Lord is doing in and around Chelmsford Chelmsford. More details will be released nearer the time

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Christian Aid Lunch
Thu 17 Oct 12:00
Trinity Methodist, Rainsford Road, CM1 2XB
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The lunch is held in the Link, and consists of a mug of soup, bread, butter & cheese, plus an apple and coffee or tea.
Donations of more than £1.00 are gratefully received.
Contact Roger and Carole Fairclough for details: 01245 257983

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THE BUNDLE - An Asylum Seeker's Story
Thu 17 Oct 19:00
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Rainsford Road, CM1 2QL
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Doors Open 6:30 pm
No charge for admission
Donations welcome for organisations supporting refugees

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The Romantic God - led by Bishop Trevor Mwamba
Tue 22 Oct 09:30 - 16:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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Embracing God's love in prayer. It's a reflection on prayer. Bishop Trevor Mwamba is Vicar of Barking, St Margaret's, and Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford, he was formerly Bishop of Botswana.

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City Vision Conference
Sat 2 Nov 09:00
Life Church, Hall Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0HG
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Save the date! More details to follow

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Christian Aid Lunch
Thu 21 Nov 12:00
Trinity Methodist, Rainsford Road, CM1 2XB
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The lunch is held in the Link, and consists of a mug of soup, bread, butter & cheese, plus an apple and coffee or tea.
Donations of more than £1.00 are gratefully received.
Contact Roger and Carole Fairclough for details: 01245 257983

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The Grace of Waiting - led by Margaret Whipp Advent Retreat
Sun 24 Nov 18:00 - Tue 26 Nov 14:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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Waiting is never easy. This weekend points the way for anyone who finds themselves in a time of waiting, chosen or unchosen, inviting them to learn and embrace the gifts of patience. Margaret Whipp is a former consultant oncologist, a priest and pastoral theologian, who works in hospital chaplaincy and spiritual direction in Oxford.

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Being the Church in Three Dimensions - led by Dr Ian Paul Advent Quiet Day
Thu 28 Nov 09:30 - 16:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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Although we live in a particular social context, theologically we have (since Pentecost) lived 'between the ages', living in the light of Jesus' ascension and awaiting his return. The Book of Revelation challenges us to live in this time with discipline, facing suffering, but shape by the worship of God as we anticipate that the best is yet to be. Dr Ian Paul studied maths and worked in business before training for ordination in Nottingham and completing a PhD on the metaphorical language of the Book of Revelation. After ten years in parish ministry, and another ten in theological education, he now works freelance teaching, writing and speaking. He is a member of the General Synod and the Archbishops' Council, and is Adjunct Professor in New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Sing for Joy - led by the House Team Christmas Sing Day
Sat 7 Dec 09:30 - 16:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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Open to all who enjoy celebrating Christmas in song. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it with you. The day also includes a festive lunch.

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Christian Aid Lunch
Thu 19 Dec 12:00
Trinity Methodist, Rainsford Road, CM1 2XB
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The lunch is held in the Link, and consists of a mug of soup, bread, butter & cheese, plus an apple and coffee or tea.
Donations of more than £1.00 are gratefully received.
Contact Roger and Carole Fairclough for details: 01245 257983

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Christmas Retreat - led by the House Team
Tue 24 Dec 14:00 - Thu 26 Dec 14:00
Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
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Over recent years we have had 3 wonderful Retreats at Christmas. This is open to all but is particularly there for those who might normally spend Christmas on their own. This is not a silent retreat, but nor is it a 'party'. There will be opportunity for those who wish to, to have quiet space but it is also time for people to have a comfortable, relaxed time together. Arriving any time after 1:00pm on Christmas Eve through to leaving by 2:00pm on Boxing Day, the time together offers the opportunity for fellowship, fun, quiet, relaxation and good food!