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March 2021

Encountering God through Creative Writing

Tuesday, 30th March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Online
£20

As a Christian writer, what story would you tell? Spend the day exploring the nature of writing, the demands of being a Christian communicator and how we might facilitate that connection from God to our readers. Sheila Jacobs will use some of the biblical stories from Holy week to help us reflect. Sheila Jacobs is a Christian writer and editor, and an award-winning author. She is also a retreat leader and day chaplain. She loves encouraging writers to hone their…

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Journeying the Easter Story – from sadness to joy

Wednesday, 31st March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online
£5

Aimed at families with children aged 0-11, or parents on their own, these sessions offer the opportunity to explore our emotions about the year that has gone, through the Easter Story and looking forward in hope. There will be reflection, physical activities, creativity, worship and most importantly FUN. The children, families and youth team (known as The Mustard Seed Team) serve churches, children, families and young people in the Chelmsford Diocese, aiming to grow and learn in faith together. They often lead retreats and training…

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Journeying the Easter Story – from sadness to joy

Wednesday, 31st March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
£5

Aimed at families with children aged 0-11, or parents on their own, these sessions offer the opportunity to explore our emotions about the year that has gone, through the Easter Story and looking forward in hope. There will be reflection, physical activities, creativity, worship and most importantly FUN. The children, families and youth team (known as The Mustard Seed Team) serve churches, children, families and young people in the Chelmsford Diocese, aiming to grow and learn in faith together. They often lead retreats and training…

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Journeying the Easter Story – from sadness to joy

Wednesday, 31st March @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
£5

Aimed at families with children aged 0-11, or parents on their own, these sessions offer the opportunity to explore our emotions about the year that has gone, through the Easter Story and looking forward in hope. There will be reflection, physical activities, creativity, worship and most importantly FUN. The children, families and youth team (known as The Mustard Seed Team) serve churches, children, families and young people in the Chelmsford Diocese, aiming to grow and learn in faith together. They often lead retreats and training…

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April 2021

Drink Deeply – Live Abundantly!

Tuesday, 13th April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£10

Following our very successful series last Autumn, we bring you three new opportunities to drink deeply from the Christian spiritual tradition. In all that we have journeyed through over the past 12 months and in the uncertainty of what still lies ahead, how can we be resourced in our faith journey this New Year? Even in Lockdown, the riches of the Christian spiritual tradition encourage us to drink deeply from the living water Christ offers and so live life abundantly in…

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Oasis at Lunch – for Ordinands

Friday, 16th April @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
£5

Simply an opportunity for those who are in vocational training to be fed. Three sessions providing an oasis in the middle of the day on a variety of themes. Session 3: An Oasis in the Easter season - I am the resurrection and the life. Do you believe this? (John 11:25) Led by: Revd Ann Coleman (Spiritual Direction Co-ordinator for Chelmsford Diocese) To book: email retreathouse@chelmsford.anglican.org

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Anxiety, Stress, Resilience and Mental Health First-Aid in Challenging Times

Saturday, 17th April @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm
Online
£20

Join us for the first in a series of wellbeing events. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on mental health and wellbeing. Our guest speakers for this event are Nikki Schuster, Therapist, Supervisor and CEO of Renew Counselling, and Andy Campbell, Coach (Qawah Coaching), and Mental Health First Aid Trainer. They will be exploring the impact of stress, distress and anxiety; building resilience for ourselves and those around us; Mental Health First Aid and when and…

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See I am doing a New Thing

Tuesday, 20th April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£10

A series of three morning sessions to explore how people have seen and found hope in these troubled times, and how this hope may resource ourselves and our communities.  Come and share in the Good News stories from Church, NHS and parish communities, and see how we are being called to be part of a 'new thing'. Each session will be a two hour Zoom meeting, from 10 am to 12 noon, consisting of corporate worship, a talk and some time…

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Oasis for the caring professions

Thursday, 22nd April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
£10

Simply an opportunity for those who taken such good care of all of us over the past year to be fed. Three sessions providing an oasis for reflection on a variety of themes. Sessions will be led by spiritual directors and companions with a caring background, either in the NHS or another caring profession. Sally Dilley is a retired GP and appraiser of GP's. She has just completed the course in spiritual companionship. To book: email retreathouse@chelmsford.anglican.org

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Sing to the Lord a New Song

Saturday, 24th April @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online
£20

In times of distress the Psalms have long provided a source of encouragement. They reflect so much of our human experience whilst setting that in the context of God’s workings with creation – not avoiding the darkness by focussing on the light but enabling us to hold them together in the Divine Will. This Quiet Day will utilise psalms to guide us through Fear and Trust, Loneliness and Abandonment, and Thankfulness and Praise.  The day will begin and end in…

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