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Music Week - Finding Your Voice - with Jonathan and Sue Veira
Mon 20 Aug 18:00 - Fri 24 Aug 09:30
The Diocesan House of Retreat
… a week with Jonathan and Sue Veira where together you will be given the opportunity to develop, discover, or re-discover, the joy of singing in worship. A time for all, whether you sing regularly or only occasionally.
Jonathan Veira is a wonderful singer and musician with a larger than life personality and sense of humour. For over 30 years Jonathan has had a successful professional career and his Christian faith has been an essential part of his life and work. He loves people and is never happier than when encouraging them to sing and laugh.
Sue Veira is Jonathan's wife and manager with a background in training and interpersonal skills. Together they work as a team – encouraging and helping people to realise their potential.
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Music for a Summers Evening - with Jonathan Veira
Thu 23 Aug 18:30
The Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, CM3 1HA
Jonathan Veira in the grounds of The House
Music and picnic in the garden. Bring your own food, drink and chairs/blankets. Tea & Coffee is provided by The Friends.
If the weather is not suitable, the evening will be held in the Church.
We ask for a donation of £10 which will go to the House Funds.
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Welcome Service of Deacon Ramona Samuel
Thu 30 Aug 19:30
Trinity Methodist, Rainsford Road, CM1 2XB
A very warm welcome to any who are able to attend from other Chelmsford Churches
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Prayer Space
Mon 3 Sep 10:00 - 14:00
The Orchards, (part of Meadgate Church), Mascalls Way, Great Baddow, CM2 7NS.
All welcome, drop-in anytime during the opening hours. Prayer Spaces are places to meet God and for prayer over our City, Nation and World and for anything that is on your heart. They are quiet and relaxed. Worship music gently plays and various interactive resources are laid out around the room to stimulate your prayers
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CTiC Breakfast
Wed 5 Sep 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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What is Christian mission today? Led by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
Wed 5 Sep 09:30 - 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
A discussion of different aspects of mission including presence, dialogue, action and evangelism.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the Bishop of Rochester until 2009. Before that he was the General Secretary of CMS and the Bishop of Raiwind, Pakistan. He is the current President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue and has authored thirteen books.
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Equipping for a Lifestyle of Miracles -conference
Fri 7 Sep 19:30
United Reformed Church, High Street, Great Baddow, CM2 7HW
Session cost £5. A Kingdom gathering, open to all, from any tradition, A Kingdom gathering, open to all, from any tradition, denomination or none, for blessing, equipping and to receive teaching on how we can all live out an active faith (Matthew 10:7-8).
Facilitated by Raj Hare, former pastor of CGC Church, Great Baddow -guests Joanne Moody and Blaine Cook.
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Equipping for a Lifestyle of Miracles - conference
Sat 8 Sep 10:00 - 16:00
Great Baddow Parish Hall, 19 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, CM2 7DW
Session cost £10. A Kingdom gathering, open to all, from any tradition, A Kingdom gathering, open to all, from any tradition, denomination or none, for blessing, equipping and to receive teaching on how we can all live out an active faith (Matthew 10:7-8).
Facilitated by Raj Hare, former pastor of CGC Church, Great Baddow -guests Joanne Moody and Blaine Cook.
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Healing Meeting
Sat 8 Sep 19:30
Great Baddow Parish Hall, 19 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, CM2 7DW
Free admission. A Kingdom gathering, open to all, from any tradition, denomination or none. Come for a time of blessing and opportunity to receive prayer for healing
Facilitated by Raj Hare, former pastor of CGC Church, Great Baddow -guests Joanne Moody and Blaine Cook.
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Prayer Space
Wed 12 Sep 11:00 - 15:00
Chelmsford Cathedral, CM1 1TY. In St. Peter’s or St. Cedd’s Chapel.
All welcome, drop-in anytime during the opening hours. Prayer Spaces are places to meet God and for prayer over our City, Nation and World and for anything that is on your heart. They are quiet and relaxed. Worship music gently plays and various interactive resources are laid out around the room to stimulate your prayers
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Connection -evangelism seminar
Tue 18 Sep 19:30
Life Church, Hall Street, CM2 0HG
A dynamic seminar aimed at equipping you to be even
better at reaching out to people around you!
All welcome - free event.
Gary Gibbs is the National Evangelism & Church Planting
Director for the Elim Movement.
Connection uses a mixture of chat, video, Q&A etc. and
aims to give you some practical tools which will enable
you to be more effective as a follower of Jesus.
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CTiC Breakfast
Thu 20 Sep 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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Christian Aid lunch
Thu 20 Sep 12:00
Trinity Methodist
Roger and Carole Fairclough 01245 257983
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Messy Church
Sun 23 Sep 15:30 - 17:30
Trinity Methodist
A different kind of church for familyFree fun and food for all the family
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Finding God in the wonder and reality of life - Led by Rev Jackie Sams
Tue 25 Sep 09:30 - 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
The hope is that this day encourages you to practice connecting with God in different ways and have a deeper appreciation of him in every walk of life.

Revd Jackie Sams is Associate Minister at St Margaret's Colchester and also a Spiritual Director. She has discovered that life flows best if she connects with God in every aspect of life and let doing flow from being in Him.
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FGB Dinner
Tue 25 Sep 19:30
The Saracen’s Head Hotel, High Street, Chelmsford
A ‘Chapter’ of the Full Gospel Businessmen (FGB), launched in Chelmsford summer 2017. They hold monthly dinner meetings, which are open to men and women where remarkable NEW LIFE stories are shared. Cost is £13.50 including a two course meal. This month's speaker is Malcolm Springall - Malcolm is from the Norwich chapter of the FGB.
He was a builder, who also ran a flying school, with a very engaging testimony
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Prayer Space
Wed 26 Sep 11:00 - 15:00
Chelmsford Cathedral, CM1 1TY. In St. Peter’s or St. Cedd’s Chapel.
All welcome, drop-in anytime during the opening hours. Prayer Spaces are places to meet God and for prayer over our City, Nation and World and for anything that is on your heart. They are quiet and relaxed. Worship music gently plays and various interactive resources are laid out around the room to stimulate your prayers
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Prayer for our City
Thu 27 Sep 19:45
The Church of the Holy Spirit Forest Drive Chelmsford, CM1 2TS
We invite all who have a heart to see The Kingdom of God come in greater power in our City, to join us. A theme for each evening is introduced, but the meetings are otherwise informal, taking their shape as The Holy Spirit guides us. Those present are encouraged to participate – pray, read from the Bible and as led offer prophetic words and insights.
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Closing Service - Opening of United Reformed Church Mission Project
Sun 30 Sep 14:30
North Avenue URC, North Avenue, Boarded Barns, CM1 2AL
See Poster too
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CTiC Breakfast
Wed 3 Oct 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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Every place is hallowed ground - Led by Ven Jonathan Smith
Thu 11 Oct 09:30 - 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
“Every place is hallowed ground” is a line written by the Olney Poet William Cowper and in this Quiet Day Jonathan will seek to use verse from Cowper and others to celebrate how, in Gerard Manley Hopkins words “the world is charged with the grandeur of God”. There will be an opportunity for prayer and Eucharist.

Ven Jonathan Smith serves as Archdeacon of St Albans. He was first introduced to Pleshey at a Parish Weekend for Waltham Abbey where he was Assistant Curate in the early 1980’s and subsequently has visited the House of Retreat for Quiet Days and Retreats over forty times. He describes it as “one of those thin places where the veil between earth and heaven is most transparent.”
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Messy Church
Sun 14 Oct 15:30 - 17:30
Trinity Methodist
A different kind of church for familyFree fun and food for all the family
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CTiC Breakfast
Thu 18 Oct 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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Christian Aid lunch
Thu 18 Oct 12:00
Trinity Methodist
Roger and Carole Fairclough 01245 257983
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Celtic Reflections - led by Revd Graham Dowling
Sat 20 Oct 09:30 - 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Friends of Pleshey Quiet Day - Open to all.

An opportunity to spend time reflecting on God's word and creation with an influence from the early Celtic church.

Revd Graham Dowling is the Vicar of St Patricks, Barking. Since early 2017 he has also fulfilled the role as Chaplain at The House of Retreat, leading a team of approximately 16 day chaplains.
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Prayer for our City
Thu 25 Oct 19:45
The Church of the Holy Spirit Forest Drive Chelmsford, CM1 2TS
We invite all who have a heart to see The Kingdom of God come in greater power in our City, to join us. A theme for each evening is introduced, but the meetings are otherwise informal, taking their shape as The Holy Spirit guides us. Those present are encouraged to participate – pray, read from the Bible and as led offer prophetic words and insights.
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Tuned in and switched on - Midweek Retreat led by Bishop Chris Edmondson
Tue 6 Nov 18:00 - Thu 8 Nov 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
In what often feels like a noisy and 'hurry-sick' world, how can we better learn to listen to God, ourselves and others?

Bishop Chris Edmondson served as Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester till his retirement in 2016. Prior to this he worked in a variety of parish and Diocesan posts in the north of England, as well as having been Warden of Lee Abbey in Devon. He is author of a number of books on leadership and community.
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CTiC Breakfast
Wed 7 Nov 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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Messy Church
Sun 11 Nov 15:30 - 17:30
Trinity Methodist
A different kind of church for familyFree fun and food for all the family
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CTiC Breakfast
Thu 15 Nov 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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Christian Aid lunch
Thu 15 Nov 12:00
Trinity Methodist
Roger and Carole Fairclough 01245 257983
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Prayer for our City
Thu 22 Nov 19:45
The Church of the Holy Spirit Forest Drive Chelmsford, CM1 2TS
We invite all who have a heart to see The Kingdom of God come in greater power in our City, to join us. A theme for each evening is introduced, but the meetings are otherwise informal, taking their shape as The Holy Spirit guides us. Those present are encouraged to participate – pray, read from the Bible and as led offer prophetic words and insights.
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Christmas for grown-ups - Advent Retreat led by Magdalen Houlihan
Fri 23 Nov 18:00 - Sun 25 Nov 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
What brings us to the crib? Is it a calling to come to a deeper faith?
Faith in a God who is reaching out to save us? Wonder at the total disclosure of our God?
Are we prepared to be in covenant with a God who keeps his promises?
Over this weekend we will wait upon and listen to the Spirit who is inviting us into a deeper relationship with the person of Jesus.

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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Reflections for Advent - Quiet Day led by Ven Robin King
Thu 29 Nov 09:30 - 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
Which direction are we approaching Christmas from, and how lightly are we travelling?

Ven Robin King is the Archdeacon of Stansted and was vicar of three villages in Suffolk before that. He is married to Katharine (also ordained) and they have two grown up sons.
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Christmas Sing Day - Led by Lauren Talbot, Gill & Stewart McCredie
Sat 1 Dec 09:30 - 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
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.

Lauren is a worship leader at St Stephen's Church in Twickenham as well as Head of RE at a large secondary school. After the successful day last year we have asked Lauren back for a second year.
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CTiC Breakfast
Wed 5 Dec 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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Messy Church
Sun 9 Dec 15:30 - 17:30
Trinity Methodist
A different kind of church for familyFree fun and food for all the family
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CTiC Breakfast
Thu 20 Dec 08:30
Toby Carvery, Dukes Lane, CM2 6AD
At the Toby Carvery. All welcome for refreshment and to hear and share what God is doing locally.
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Christian Aid lunch
Thu 20 Dec 12:00
Trinity Methodist
Roger and Carole Fairclough 01245 257983
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Christmas Retreat - Led by Gill & Stewart McCredie & Friends
Mon 24 Dec 14:00 - Wed 26 Dec 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
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.