Courses and Events
We run lots of 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
|Thy Kingdom Come - Call to Prayer|
|St Mary's Church is once again responding to an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to join together in special prayer between Ascension Day, Thursday 30th May and Pentecost, Sunday 9th June 2019.
|Weekend Away 2020 |
|Come and enjoy a weekend of friendship, learning together and fun for all the family 12 - 14 June 2020 at Belsey Bridge - near Bungay. Our speaker is Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester. Full board, day rates available and under 18s FREE.
|CCS – Course in Christian Studies |
|The course 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 last 2 years (6 blocks of 5 weeks).
|Pilgrim– The Lord's Prayer |
|Themed on one of the greatest Christian treasures, The Lord's Prayer, this six week course explores prayer and reveals more about what God is like through a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow Pilgrim travellers.
Every 2 years we run a weekend away course at a church conference center which is open to anyone in our team ministry churches. See away photo from our last one.. Our next weekend away is on 12-14 June 2020 at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre at Ditchingham near Bungay, Suffolk. See photos from our last weekend away here
Living Questions course
Each year the Rector runs this course in the Rectory, one evening a week for 7 weeks, to explore the questions you might have about the Christian faith? If you are interested, then please contact David Tomlinson - 01799 500 947 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CCS – Course in Christian Studies
2 year course starting in Saffron Walden - September 2019
Taster evening on Tuesday 11th June at 8pm at St Mark’s College. If you want to know more about the course, speak to Rachel/Sam Prior and Dawn Saxon. To register an interest contact: email@example.com (01799 732 970).
The course 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 last 2 years (6 blocks of 5 weeks). About 2 hours per week preparation is required. If enough people are interested in attending it will be held at St Mark’s College Saffron Walden starting in September 2019. A taster event will be organised for May/June. 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 is currently running so the next course would be planned to start September 2020 finishing in June 2021. 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
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for more information on all that's going on.