News & Views

City Vision Conference – Chelmsford Sat 2nd November 2019

Come and enjoy a stimulating day of learning, fellowship, worship, and practical wisdom about cities. Organised by City Vision in partnership with Global Advance and Christians Together in Chelmsford. You’ll get unique insights on what God is doing elsewhere.
Here is a quick intro to City Vision and the conference
Full ticket price £35, early bird tickets until August 30th: £25. Lunch and refreshments included.
Book now on eventbrite using promo code: ‘earlybird’

What are the signs of the Kingdom coming to a city? Does God have a blueprint for cities?  Is it just ‘larger churches’ or does it include social transformation? Can the experience of other cities bless yours? Can a wider view inspire new possibilities?
Besides hearing leaders from UK cities and abroad, we’re delighted to have Lord Wei of Shoreditch and Ken Janke from Dallas, a director of Global Advance (78 international missions this year.)
The full programme will be announced nearer the time.


The Recovery Course – bringing Freedom from any addiction

Recovery Course January 2020

Held at Chelmsford’s Skylark Church, at Widford, the course is for any type of addiction, and there is no need to disclose what it is. It is based on the world renowned 12 Step Programme. See:

This course is FREE and it starts on the 15th January 2020, and runs every Wednesday for 16 weeks until 29th April.

Start time is 7:15pm and the meal is served at 7:30pm. The evening ends at 9:30pm.

For more information and how to book a place on this course go to:

We look forward to meeting you.

Skylark Church Recovery Team

Behold Mime Ministry – Seeing is Believing – Sat 21st Sept 2019

Well known Chelmsford Christian and mime artist Steve Murray of Behold ministry, is very excited to announce that the production of a brand new DVD commences this September. Part of this production is to film a live concert at the Cramphorn theatre in Chelmsford, on Saturday 21st September 2019..

All the proceeds of the concert will go towards the production of the DVD and hire of the theatre so please spread the word and tell your friends. It’s going to be a great night where Steve will perform favourite oldies and newer mimes alike, including the very popular and hilarious Exodus drama!

Tickets are available at the theatre box office price £13 standard and £10 concessions.

Significant Healing at FGB Dinner last week!

A great testimony of the healing power of God has come from the last Full Gospel Businessmen Dinner which was last week in Chelmsford.

FGB Leader, Andy Parker said:

‘[A young man] came to our dinner last Tuesday with pain in his shoulder, following an operation. The pain was so continuous and intense that he could hardly sleep – typically one or two hours during the night. His left arm was also very weak – he couldn’t lift anything with it.

After prayer on Tuesday; strength came back to his arm and the pain went. I saw him [Friday] and he is still pain-free and sleeping for eight hours (he overslept on Wednesday morning).’

SAVE THE DATE: Next dinner will be Tuesday 24th September 2019 at The Toby Carvery, Chelmer Village – details nearer the time.

Worship & Word – City Council Chamber – Fri 23 August 2019

An amazing opportunity to pray and worship 6.30pm. Friday 23rd August in the heart of our City in the Chelmsford City Council Chamber, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE
Organised by members of North Springfield Baptist Church, Chelmsford, let us join together to praise and worship God, to see His kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth, in our City and Nation!
Guest worship leader is Chris Delvan from Nigeria – Chris is the presiding Pastor of The New Life Assembly based in Kaduna and is a Minister of the Word of God both in songs and speaking, with an edge in the teaching and Prophetic.  He is well known for his repertoire of songs, with which he has blessed the body of Christ as a Psalmist. He has ministered extensively in different parts of the world.
Free tickets via Eventbrite –

Could you run a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group?

A world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish.

This is the vision of founders of Kintsugi Hope, Chelmsford Christians Diane and Patrick Regan OBE after a series of operations and events that took them to the brink; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They faced illness and loss in their family and community.

Could your Church become a partner and run a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group?

Training in Chelmsford – Friday 25th to Saturday 26th October 2019 – applications to be received by Friday 20th September 2019


A Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group is a safe and supportive space for people who feel or have felt overwhelmed, providing tools for self-management in a facilitated peer mentoring style setting.

It consists of a structured yet flexible series of 12 weeks of content, which includes group and individual activities designed to help participants to accept themselves, to understand their value and worth, and grow towards a more resilient and hopeful future.

To run a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group, your church needs to first become a Church Partner. The Church Partner can nominate someone to apply to become a Group Leader who, subject to satisfactory references and checks will be invited to attend the training.

Read more and to apply, go to –

Christian Film Breakthrough returns to The Odeon -17/18 July

The new Christian film BREAKTHROUGH (12A) is coming back to Chelmsford Odeon for Silver Screen (age 55+) @ £3 per person inc. tea and biscuit.
Screenings are:
Wed. 17th July at 11am
Thurs. 18th July at 2pm
The trailer and film details can be found at:
A review appeared on Premier Christianity’s website and is well worth reading here:

Schools and Youth Ministries – July/August Newsletter

Schools and Youth Ministries, (SYM), is a Chelmsford based organisation dedicated to providing a highly professional service which supports students and schools. They aim to help schools provide a broad, rich curriculum especially in the areas of social, physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Click below to view or download a PDF of their newsletter for July/August

Also, do check out their website: 

May I give you a small gift – a Cross?

On the evening of 6th June, Christians from around the City had an opportunity to discover more about City Vision at Chelmsford’s Life Church and to be part of an ongoing conversation about what it could all mean for Chelmsford. Read more – click here.

The Cross – a simple but profound witness

Amongst the graphs, the charts, the processes and strategies to be explored,  at our meeting founder of City Vision, Tony Hodges, spoke of a strategy most simple.

For the last three years, Tony has carried with him small two inch high wooden crosses. They have the word ‘Believe’ and the Bible reference, John 3:16 on one side and when The Holy Spirit prompts, Tony gives them to people in places he visits, such as businesses, shops, restaurants, hotels and to people in the street.

The cross is an enduring symbol of Jesus’ love and sacrifice to us all and these small wooden crosses have proved a real conversation starter touching many who have received them.

May I give you a small gift?

Watch this short video of Tony Hodges talking about the crosses and the impact one had on a hotel cleaner.

Crosses for Chelmsford

Surely we could all engage with this?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if our City was known as the place where you can receive the message of Jesus’ love by the giving of a cross?

City Prayer, formerly Chelmsford 24-7 Prayer, who work closely with CTiC have recently obtained from City Vision a supply of these small wooden crosses.

At present, our simple aim is to spread the word and place these crosses in the hands of local Christians to encourage participation and see what God does with them.

We have obtained around five hundred crosses, but already about two hundred have been purchased by local Christians who attended our recent City Prayer meeting!

If you would like some of these crosses, (they cost us 20 pence each), or to discuss this initiative further – please contact CTiC Chair and City Prayer Leader, David Gilbey –