Courses and Events
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
|Lent Courses across the Team|
|Four different 'streams' aimed at going deeper into a specific area of Christian living. Jump right into one and see where it leads you, or dip your toe into different options.
|Diocesan Lent Modules 2023|
|The Lent Modules are a collection of education, training and skills events across the Diocese during Lent each year. They form a series of short courses running across the diocese between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Courses cost between £15 and £25.
London to Walsingham Pilgrimage
St Mary's Church Saffron Walden is on the London to Walsingham Pilgrimage route and where visiting pilgrims can stamp their official passbooks which are also used on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain. Find out more here
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
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.