Courses and Events

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We run many courses that will help you to grow in your faith and provide valuable input into your life as well as putting on events with the aim of having fun together and blessing those in our local community.
 

Forthcoming courses and events

 
2 Courses on Listening and Pastoral Care
If you are interested in developing your ability to listen well to others, then this one off introductory course is for you and an introduction to our 5 sessions on Essential Pastoral Care. More ...
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Confirmation
St Mary's, SW is hosting a Deanery Confirmation Service On Sunday 16th October 2022 at 4pm. Anyone from KS3 to OAP is welcome to join in with the short course that will precede this to help them decide if this is the right thing for them at this time. More ...
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Weekend Away

Every 2 years or so we run a weekend away course at a church conference centre which is open to anyone in our team ministry churches. Our next weekend away is is likely to be in 2024 at the Belsey Bridge Conference Centre at Ditchingham near Bungay, Suffolk.  See photos from our last weekend away in May 2022 here.


Confirmation

 If you are interested in learning more about the Christian faith and being confirmed then please speak to our Rector Jeremy Trew.
 

CCS – Course in Christian Studies

The 2 year course which starts in September is for people who want to gain more in-depth knowledge.  Subjects covered include biblical studies, church history, doctrine, spiritual growth, ethical issues, liturgy.  The course lasts 2 years (6 blocks of 5 weeks). About 2 hours per week preparation is required.  The cost is £150 per year.  Please talk to your vicar if there is any problems with paying for it. For more information see https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/discipleship/course-in-christian-studies 
 

Growing Leaders Course

A course runs from time to time.  Participants meet monthly for about 2 hours.  They are also teamed with a mentor to meet monthly to discuss the course.  The subjects covered are learning about having a firm foundation in Christian Leadership, key skills of Christian leadership and keeping faithful in Christian leadership.

You can take a look at the full Church Calendar  and our weekly Grapevine newsletter for more information on all that's going on.