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Mission and Ministry Events Programme

Transforming Conversations

St Nicholas Centre, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 9:00

This short course aims to further develop coaching skills. Led by experienced and highly regarded coaches the day is suitable for all those with coaching-type responsibilities at present or those looking to use coaching skills in mission, leadership or pastoral encounters. It is particularly useful in enabling ways of engaging in otherwise difficult conversations.  Attendance at both courses is required, and participation is by Bishop Mike’s invitation.

Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 May   9.00am – 5.00pm both days  St Nicholas Centre, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ

Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 June  9.00am – 5.00pm both days  St Nicholas Centre, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ


Thy Kingdom Come

TBC

Thursday 25th May 2017, 12:00

Thursday 25 May – Sunday 4 June

Christians everywhere are being called to join this Global Wave of Prayer for people to know Jesus Christ.  The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are joining with the Presidents of Churches Together in England, the Worldwide Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council to encourage participation.  In this diocese every church and individual is being asked to join in, whether alone or in attending or organising an event.  More information can be found at http://www.thykingdom.co.uk 


National Funerals Conference: Taking Funerals Seriously 2 - Fresh Perspectives

residential at Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 6RN

Wednesday 07th June 2017, 12:00

Wednesday 7- Friday 9 June.

Funeral ministry remains at the heart of parish life for our communities, and over the next 10 – 20 years the absolute number of deaths in England is set to increase, giving us huge opportunities to be alongside people at one of life’s key moments.  Speakers this year include Thomas Lynch, who specialises in teaching and research around preaching and death.  There will be opportunities to share good practice, hear stimulating debate and conversation and engage with the wider funeral industry. To book, contact the Archbishops’ Council at www.takingfuneralsseriously.org or phone 020 7898 1465.


Growing Together - Bury St Edmunds

All Saints' Church, Park Rd, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3QW

Wednesday 07th June 2017, 14:00

Particularly aimed at lay ministers (Readers, LLMs, Lay Elders etc.) but open to all, these meetings aim to provide ongoing support and encouragement on the faith journey and to develop discipleship in a way that can be fed back into the local churches.  The intention is to develop these groups to meet bi-monthly. Just turn up at the nearest venue, no need to book!      


Growing Together - West Row

St Peter's Church, Church Lane, West Row, Mildenhall IP28 8PF

Wednesday 07th June 2017, 19:00

Particularly aimed at lay ministers (Readers, LLMs, Lay Elders etc.) but open to all, these meetings aim to provide ongoing support and encouragement on the faith journey and to develop discipleship in a way that can be fed back into the local churches.  The intention is to develop these groups to meet bi-monthly. Just turn up at the nearest venue, no need to book!      


Readers’ Eucharist and Licensing Service

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

Sunday 18th June 2017, 15:30

Annual service celebrating Reader ministry, including the admission, licensing and relicensing of Readers in the Diocese. 


Pre-ordination Retreat

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Thursday 22nd June 2017, 9:00

Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 June,  9.00am on Thursday – 10.00am on Sunday

Beginning and ending at St Edmundsbury Cathedral


Ordinations at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

Saturday 24th June 2017, 17:00

Ordinations at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

Saturday 24 June  5.00pm: Priests

Sunday 25 June  10.00am: Deacons


Gravetalk - Haverhill

The Burton Centre, Camps Road, Haverhill CB9 8HB

Wednesday 28th June 2017, 19:00

It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it’s hard to talk to family and friends.  Come and think about these questions in a café space.  More information can be found here.  To book, click here.


Suffolk Theology Forum: Saving salvation: does salvation make any sense to us today?  

Co-op Education Centre, 11 Fore St, Ipswich IP4 1JW

Thursday 29th June 2017, 19:30

Dr Anna Abram, Head of Pastoral and Social Studies and Senior Lecturer in Christian Ethics, Heythrop College, London.  Non-members entry £5 (£4 for retired and students) payable at the door.  Queries to Elizabeth Moore eymoore@talktalk.net or 01359 230161.


How I Pray

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Saturday 01st July 2017, 9:45

How I Pray

A day to explore different ways to pray with people who pray in different ways

Like a cartwheel with many spokes, the different ways to pray lead to God, the centre of all things.  Hear from Bishop Mike Harrison and Canon John Parr about their experience of prayer and choose from the various workshops.

This event is free, but donations will be welcome. Drinks (but not lunch) will be provided.

This is part of the ongoing Diocesan prayer and spirituality initiatives aiming to encourage the priority of prayerfulness at the heart of all we do.

To register please click here .  Enquiries to Caroline Redman by email or phone 01359 269335.  When you register, you will be asked to choose your workshops

Workshops

The workshops will run twice in the day.  Please indicate your top three choices when you register and you will be allocated two.

  • Praying the Lord’s Prayer    
  • Praying by Breathing
  • Praying the Daily Office      
  • Praying with Art
  • Praying for novices             
  • Praying the Labyrinth
  • Praying with characters in John’s Gospel
  • Praying Outside

 


Using the opportunities of baptism and confirmation

All Saints' Church, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3QW

Saturday 08th July 2017, 9:30

Led by the Revd Ally Barrett.  Recent research offered a basis on which new resources for churches could be developed to help them: Attract more people to come to the church for baptism; Build understanding of what the Church of England provides, and build understanding within the church about what families think about baptism in today’s culture; Care so much that when do people do come, they want to come back.


family@church Presentation Day 

Great Blakenham Parish Room IP6 0LR

Saturday 08th July 2017, 10:00

All FREE!

10.00am – 12.00pm – family@church Presentation – come and see what family@church is all about. If you’ve not heard about it and want to find out more, come along! Contact Irene by email or Carl by email or 01473 833542 for more details.

12.00pm – 2.00pm (ish) – Buffet lunch followed by a sharing time – for all those teams who already run family@church and want to share ideas and experiences with each other, with a time of worship and prayer at the end. Please contact Irene by email or 01449 676567 to book in for lunch. Donations welcomed.


Clergy Retreat 2017: ‘Praying with Imperfection’ - risk and resilience in prayer and ministry

Westcott House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BP

Monday 10th July 2017, 12:00

Monday 10 – Thursday 13 July  

The annual retreat this year is led by theologian and broadcaster Angela Tilby. The programme will include morning and evening liturgies and space for personal prayer, study, and silence.  £210/person Westcott Foundation events@westcott.cam.ac.uk or 01223 741000.


Gravetalk - Saxmundham

St John the Baptist, Church Street, Saxmundham IP17 1ES

Monday 24th July 2017, 19:00

It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it’s hard to talk to family and friends.  Come and think about these questions in a café space.  More information can be found here.  To book, click here.


A Spirituality for Every Day: The Sermon on the Mount

St Andrew’s Church, The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich IP5 1DH

Tuesday 15th August 2017, 10:00

A day led by Bishop Mike

Bishop Mike writes: “One of the greatest gifts of Jesus to us is his Sermon on the Mount - but some of the ways we interpret it can seem like bad news in terms of how high the bar is set or what we are required to do. This day looks at Jesus' teaching on the Sermon on the Mount and how it is wonderfully wise teaching, enabling our spiritual transformation, a transformation rooted in the action of actually following Jesus and his teaching in ways which enable us to begin to take on something of his character. The Sermon on the Mount is not about a new and sterner legalism but pointers to what life can become for devoted disciples and apprentices of Jesus. There will be three talks during the course of the day with plenty of room for silence and reflection.”

This event is free and drinks will be provided.

This is part of the ongoing Diocesan prayer and spirituality initiatives aiming to encourage the priority of prayerfulness at the heart of all we do.

To book click here. Enquiries to Caroline Redman by email or phone 01359 269335.  The event is also being run on 16 March 2017 in Bury St Edmunds.


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