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Fri 24 Nov 18:00
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Sun 26 Nov 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
'Dawn on our Darkness'
led by The Revd Prebendary David Coleman, DoddinghurstJesus Christ comes to each of us that his light may pierce the darkness of our sin and lostness. In this traditional retreat, we reflect upon the many ways he opens our eyes and brings us into his glorious light.
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Fri 24 Nov 19:30
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Sat 25 Nov 07:00
Chelmsford CHESS
at Chelmsford Cathedral
CHESS Sleep OutFolk can register on-line and find details of what to take etc on the website. There is going to be an excellent curry or two available in the chapter House from 7:30 pm. Even those wishing to encourage sleepers but not sleep themselves are welcome to partake in return for a donation to CHESS! It's a great atmoshpere at this event.
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Tue 28 Nov 19:30 Christians Together in Chelmsford
CTiC Constitution MeetingAt the home of Revd Keith Jackson
1 Meads Cottages,
Mashbury Road,
Great Waltham,
CM3 1EH
see link for location
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Thu 30 Nov 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
'Lord I believe: help my unbelief'
led by The Revd Canon Ivor Moody, Vice Dean of Chelmsford CathedralAn exploration of Advent with the life and poetry of R S Thomas.
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Fri 1 Dec 00:00
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Thu 21 Dec 00:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Christmas Lunch
at The Retreat HouseHave you thought about some 'time out' in the busyness of December? Something we are offering this year through December is the opportunity to have a few hours of quiet, space, time to pray (during the peaceful period that is more commonly known as December) at the Retreat House followed by a lovely traditional Christmas Dinner. Individuals, prayer groups, team ministries, Mission & Ministry Partnerships.  This is open to all. It's not too early to book so please make contact with the office and make a booking.
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Sat 2 Dec 19:00 The Salvation Army
Joyous CelebrationTickets £7 in support of CHESS
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Sat 9 Dec 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Christmas Sing Day
led by Lauren Talbot, Stewart & Gill McCredieOpen 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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Sat 9 Dec 10:00 till 17:00 All Saints, Writtle
Christmas Tree Festival and Craft FairOver 50 trees, individually designed and decorated making the medieval parish church come alive with festive glitter
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Sat 9 Dec 19:00 St. Mary's, Great Baddow
Simeon Wood
presents
Christmas Presence
Around 2 years ago, Simeon came and held a concert for us in Pleshey to which over 100 people came along and had a thoroughly splendid evening. Since then, we have been asked numerous times when will he be returning. He was also one of the leaders, along with Dave Hopwood, of our music week this year. Those attending had a wonderful week.As a fund-raiser for The House of Retreat, on the 9th December, Simeon will be presenting his "Christmas Presence" evening. This is a night of music and laughter. Simeon’s wonderful talent and delightful personality will make this an evening not to be missed. It is also a great outreach event - a safe place to bring non-Christian family and friends.St Marys in Great Baddow have very kindly agreed to us using their church and we are most grateful to them for this.Tickets are available from either St Marys church office or the Retreat House. Contact details are on the attached poster.
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Sun 10 Dec 12:00 till 17:00 All Saints, Writtle
Christmas Tree Festival and Craft FairOver 50 trees, individually designed and decorated making the medieval parish church come alive with festive glitter
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Wed 13 Dec 08:30 Christians Together in Chelmsford
CTiC BreakfastAt the Toby Carvery
All welcome for refreshment and to hear
and share what God is doing locally
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Fri 22 Dec 11:30 Chelmsford Food Bank
at Trinity Methodist
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Fri 29 Dec 11:30 Chelmsford Food Bank
at St. Andrews, Melbourne
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Fri 5 Jan 18:00
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Sun 7 Jan 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Dawn of a New YearThis is an opportunity to spend time in prayer for the House of Retreat and all who will connect here in 2018. There will be some prayer stations around the house focusing on specific subjects. Morning Prayers at 9:00 am, Midday Prayers at 12:15 pm and Night Prayer at 8:30pm will all be held in the Chapel.
There is the option to call in at any time during the weekend to spend some time in prayer. (Donations would be appreciated.) Meals are available for visitors but must be booked in advance.
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Wed 10 Jan 08:30 till 10:00 Christians Together in Chelmsford
Civic Prayer Breakfast
at Hylands House
All welcome £18
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Thu 18 Jan 00:00
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Thu 25 Jan 23:59
Christians Together in Chelmsford
Week of Prayer for Christian UnityThe Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally now
the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul.
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Fri 19 Jan 18:00
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Sun 21 Jan 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Individual Guided Retreat - led by Rosemary AlonsoIf you are in need of some silence and looking for an opportunity to pray, this is for you. A weekend for those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God.
Rosemary Alonso has worked on a personal level with people for many years as a spiritual director and is experienced in retreat work.
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Fri 9 Feb 18:00
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Sun 11 Feb 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
And God saw that it was good; Heaven and Earth are full of your glory - led by Jane FranklinAn opportunity to explore the Divine and Nature and your own Creativity through contemplation, colourful prayer and poetry influenced by Hildegard of Bingen, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis of Assisi.
Jane Franklin is a Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, Coordinator of the Listening Service at St Andrew's Holborn, on the Planning group of the Continuing the Journey Conference and an Explorer with the Celtic Community of Aidan and Hilda.
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Tue 13 Feb 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
A Day to get Soaked! - led by Revd Ann Coleman'The Spiritual Life- a life soaked through and through by a sense of God's reality and claim' (Evelyn Underhill) As we stand at the brink of Lent, often called, 'The Springtime of the Soul' we take time today to allow that soaking process, so vital to growth, to begin.
Revd Ann Coleman is parish priest at Doddinghurst and Chair of the Spiritual Direction Co-ordinating Group.
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Wed 14 Feb 08:30 Christians Together in Chelmsford
CTiC BreakfastAt the Toby Carvery
All welcome for refreshment and to hear
and share what God is doing locally
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Fri 2 Mar 18:00
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Sun 4 Mar 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Jesus - Bread of Life - led by The Very Revd Nicholas HenshallThis weekend is an invitation to explore together the “why”, “what” and “how” of Holy Communion (or the Eucharist, or one of many other names!) Jesus said “do this in remembrance of me” and through the weekend we will look at how the church has responded to this command down the centuries and what it means for us today. Sessions will be interactive, and with resources to take away, and our time together will be framed by regular times of prayer and finish on the Sunday with a celebration of Holy Communion, the Eucharist......!
The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall has been Dean of Chelmsford since 2014. He has spent most of his ministry as a priest in inner city Newcastle, a few years on the staff of Derby Cathedral and as a vicar in Harrogate. He has a lifelong passion for making connection between worship and mission.
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Wed 14 Mar 08:30 Christians Together in Chelmsford
CTiC BreakfastAt the Toby Carvery
All welcome for refreshment and to hear
and share what God is doing locally
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Wed 14 Mar 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Sounding Sweet: how we resonate with God's Amazing Grace - led by The Rt Revd Roger MorrisHaving recently enjoyed an extended period studying Bible passages about the grace of God and also visiting a number of different churches and organisations, Bishop Roger reflects on how we can live in the light of God's grace and also model that grace in our own lives.
Bishop Roger Morris is the Bishop of Colchester and was previously the was the Archdeacon of Worcester. Amongst many things, he also stage-manages the Canopy Stage at the annual Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival.
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Mon 26 Mar 00:00
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Wed 28 Mar 00:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Holy Week RetreatA few days in this special week to focus on Easter.
There are three Quiet Days, listed below, that can form part of your time here - or you can just enjoy your own space. Stay for one or two nights.
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Mon 26 Mar 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
The Theology of Icons - led by Revd Dr Stephen NeedThis day will consider the place of images in our lives and faith, the emergence of icons in the early church, their place in worship and why they are important today.
Rev Dr Stephen Need is Priest in Charge of Stock and West Hanningfield in the Diocese of Chelmsford, has lived in Jerusalem for ten years and loves icons.
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Tue 27 Mar 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Encountering God - led by Sheila JacobsA quiet day exploring how creative writing can be used to encounter God, and to lead others into His presence.
Sheila Jacobs is a CBC award-winning author of eleven novels, plus two sole-author non-fiction titles, and has edited more than 300 Christian books.
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Wed 28 Mar 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
The Passion in the Psalms - led by The Rt Revd Stephen CottrellReflecting on the passion of Christ with the gospels in one hand and the psalter in the other.
Bishop Stephen Cottrell is Bishop of Chelmsford and a well-known author, writing books on spirituality, evangelism and catechesis. Several of his books re-tell the story and explore the meaning of Holy Week.
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Tue 3 Apr 18:00
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Sun 8 Apr 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Easter Walking Week - Revd Sue Hartley is Chaplain for the weekExploring & enjoying God's gift of new life. Walks will be between 6 and 12 miles in length. Some lunches will be in local pubs.
Revd Dr Sue Hartley is a PTO minister in the Diocese of Chelmsford currently involved in hospital chaplaincy and spiritual direction. (Chaplain)
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Mon 9 Apr 18:00
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Sun 15 Apr 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Individual Guided Retreat - led by Rosemary AlonsoIf 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.
Rosemary Alonso leads a team of experienced spiritual directors.
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Wed 11 Apr 08:30 Christians Together in Chelmsford
CTiC BreakfastAt the Toby Carvery
All welcome for refreshment and to hear
and share what God is doing locally
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Fri 27 Apr 18:00
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Sun 29 Apr 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Stepping Out - Transforming Discipleship - led by The Rt Revd Peter HillDiscipleship is the predominant theme and challenge for the church of Christ in a changing world. Jesus' first and simplest command was and remains - "Follow me". How do we know the way? What are the limits? Which boundaries must we cross? What is the Kingdom of God? These are just some of the discipleship questions we will explore together.
Bishop Peter Hill is currently serving as the Bishop of Barking. He is currently one of the team of bishops engaged in responding to the refugee crisis. He is particularly involved with other faith leaders, through Citizens UK, as an advocate for the child refugees.
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Mon 7 May 10:00 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
OPEN DAYCome and visit the Retreat House and gardens, have lunch outside (weather permitting) and enjoy the many craft stalls (some new for this year) that we have invited along for the day.
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Wed 9 May 08:30 Christians Together in Chelmsford
CTiC BreakfastAt the Toby Carvery
All welcome for refreshment and to hear
and share what God is doing locally
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Tue 22 May 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Rediscovering Sabbath in our lives - led by Magdalen HoulihanMay I take a little poetic licence?
Mark 2. 27 ...The sabbath was made to meet the needs of man...
Sabbath is more an attitude than a day of the week.
Today we have an opportunity to explore and experience stillness.
Magdalen Houlihan retired from teaching and is engaged in promoting silent prayer and supporting those entering into the regular daily practice of this prayer of quiet. "Some of us seem to stumble upon Silent Prayer. We are not aware that we are looking for prayer. Perhaps we do not know what we are looking for; we only know that there is a yearning within that is not being satisfied. Having come upon the place in which the hidden treasure is, I am committed to guiding others to this place."
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Thu 14 Jun 19:00
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Sun 17 Jun 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Evelyn Underhill EventsThree separate events that can be booked individually or as a focused retreat on Evelyn Underhills work.
14th June 7:00pm Evelyn Underhill Talk
15th June Evelyn Underhill Day, leading into...
15th 17th June A Retreat with Evelyn Underhill
See the separate event details following.
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Thu 14 Jun 19:00 till 21:30 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Evelyn Underhill Talk - led by Val ThompsonThe role Evelyn Underhill played as a Retreat Leader.
Val Thompson is a retired teacher and works as a Spiritual Director in the Chelmsford Diocese and is currently studying for an M.A. in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College.
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Fri 15 Jun 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Evelyn Underhill Quiet Day - led by Revd Barry OrfordA weekend, starting with a Quiet Day, reflecting on the life and work of Evelyn Underhill as a help to Christian living today.
Revd Barry Orford, following many years of working with students in Oxford, is now the Guild Vicar of St Dunstan-in-the-West in Fleet Street.
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Fri 15 Jun 18:00
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Sun 17 Jun 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
A Retreat with Evelyn Underhill - led by Revd Barry OrfordContinuing the Evelyn Underhill weekend led by Revd Barry Orford.
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Mon 25 Jun 18:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Creative Arts Retreat - Painting & PrayerLed by Jackie Ball (Tutor) Norman Howes (Chaplain)
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Thu 12 Jul 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Garden Quiet DayLed by Revd Ruth Patten & Val Tyler (Gardener)
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Mon 16 Jul 18:00
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Wed 25 Jul 09:30
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Individual Guided RetreatsSee April for more detail
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Fri 27 Jul 18:00
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Fri 3 Aug 09:30
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Walking WeekA mixed bag of walks. For the ambler as well as the rambler. Revd Jean Andrews (Chaplain)
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Fri 10 Aug 18:00
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Fri 17 Aug 09:30
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Creative Arts Retreat - Poetry & PrayerLed by Jock Stein (Tutor) & Margaret Stein (Chaplain)
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Mon 20 Aug 18:00
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Fri 24 Aug 09:30
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Music WeekDetails to be confirmed
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Wed 5 Sep 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
What is Christian mission today?Led by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
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Tue 25 Sep 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Finding God in the wonder and reality of lifeLed by Rev Jackie Sams
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Thu 11 Oct 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Every place is hallowed groundLed by Ven Jonathan Smith
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Sat 20 Oct 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Celtic ReflectionsFriends of Pleshey Quiet Day led by Revd Graham Dowling
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Tue 6 Nov 18:00
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Thu 8 Nov 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Tuned in and switched onMidweek Retreat led by Bishop Chris Edmondson
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Fri 23 Nov 18:00
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Sun 25 Nov 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Christmas for grown-upsAdvent Retreat led by Magdalen Houlihan
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Thu 29 Nov 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Reflections for AdventAdvent Quiet Day led by Ven Robin King
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Sat 1 Dec 09:30 till 16:00 The Diocesan House of Retreat
Christmas Sing DayLed by Gill & Stewart McCredie & Friends
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Mon 24 Dec 14:00
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Wed 26 Dec 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Christmas RetreatLed by Gill & Stewart McCredie & Friends
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