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Fresh Expressions Rural Conference - What do you see?

The Hayes Conference Centre, Hayes Lane, Swanwick DE55 1AU

The rural church in the UK is at a critical moment. “What do you see?” is a gathering for church planters, mission pioneers and leaders of fresh expressions of Church, together with mission strategists.  It will be facilitated by the national Fresh Expressions rural hub and George Lings (previously Director of the Church Army Research Centre).

An opportunity for raising our eyes to see how God is blessing rural areas with vibrancy, life and hope and to receive both strength and challenge. Come for story telling, prayer, learning, prophetic discernment and friends together in mission.

Both Bishop Mike and the Revd Canon Sally Gaze will be delivering content during the conference.  For further information and booking details please visit Eventbrite.
 


A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Holy Land

Friday 15th February 2019, 10:00

A wonderful pilgrimage to the Holy Land: you are warmly invited to join the Revd Stephen Earl, Rector of Lavenham and Preston St Mary, in visiting the beautiful places we read about in the Bible. 

A land of contrasts – from fertile Galilee and the ‘calm of hills above’, to the ‘steep and rugged pathway’ to Jerusalem; from the bread basket of the central plains to the barrenness of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea.  Following in the steps of Jesus, this will be truly memorable ‘pilgrimage of a lifetime’ visiting Biblical and other sites of antiquity, meeting those who inhabit this stunning land of varied beauty – ‘the land of milk and honey’...  an experience you will never forget!

 

The group so far comprises pilgrims from many different places, from Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and beyond.  Participants are those from all stages of faith and virtually none, church-goers and non-church-goers – all are welcome and no one should feel awkward because of what they believe or do not believe, know or do not know!  

Friday 15 February – Sunday 24 February

To book, please contact Stephen Earl on earls2222@btinternet.com, more information and a brochure can be found at www.lavenhamchurch.onesuffolk.org.


Inspiring Music in Worship

St Michael & All Angels, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL

Saturday 23rd February 2019, 10:00

InHarmony and RSCM present a workshop for worship leaders (both lay and ordained, of any denomination), musicians and singers, and anyone interested in the musical life of their church (whether or not you sing or play an instrument). Led by the Revd Helen Bent (author of the book Inspiring Music in Worship and Head of Ministerial Training, Royal School of Church Music) in partnership with Praxis.  This will be a practical and visionary day relevant to the worship and music of every local church. 

  • Discovering skills and releasing gifts
  • Music and mission
  • Setting a new vision for music and worship.

Ideal for individuals or groups. Why not bring a group from your church? 

Tickets are £18 (£13 for RSCM members).  Price includes a copy of the 80-page book Inspiring Music for Worship, worth £6.  Please bring your own lunch.  

Please book in advance, no later than Sunday 17 February, with email bookings to Andrew Moodie: amoodie@rscm.com or telephone 01604 780507.


Exploring the Old Testament Session 4

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Wednesday 27th February 2019, 19:30

Exploring the Old Testament 

Seven Wednesday evenings, led by Professor Hugh Williamson, introducing participants to the varieties of Old Testament literature and to consider how that may be helpful in the preparation of responsible preaching and teaching.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Ministers as Teachers Session 1

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Tuesday 05th March 2019, 19:30

Ministers as Teachers   

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Tuesdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 March, 2 and 9 April     7.30 – 9.30pm

Led by Nick Pavitt, these are six Tuesday evenings designed to equip participants to work with adult learners, exploring the Church as a learning environment and giving attention to the designing of learning activities and development of learning resources.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Bishops’ Teaching morning: A journey through Holy Week

Salvation Army Hall, Stowmarket IP14 1NE

Saturday 09th March 2019, 9:30

A morning with Bishops Martin and Mike to consider what we think is going on in terms of the work of Jesus Christ through Holy week, how we participate in this journey and what resources are helpful liturgically and personally.

Timetable

9.00am    Registration, with refreshments available.

9.30am    Opening Worship

9.45am    The Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ

10.30am   Bishops in conversation followed by discussion

11.00am   Coffee

11.30am   Participating in the journey personally and liturgically

12.15pm   Bishops in conversation followed by discussion

12.29pm   Close with prayer and blessing

 

Free of charge, but please register by clicking the green button.  Enquiries to Lesley Steed on 01473 298510 or lesley.steed@cofesuffolk.org.  


Ministers as Teachers Session 2

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Tuesday 12th March 2019, 19:30

Ministers as Teachers   

Led by Nick Pavitt, these are six Tuesday evenings designed to equip participants to work with adult learners, exploring the Church as a learning environment and giving attention to the designing of learning activities and development of learning resources.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Exploring the Old Testament Session 5

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 19:30

Exploring the Old Testament 

Seven Wednesday evenings, led by Professor Hugh Williamson, introducing participants to the varieties of Old Testament literature and to consider how that may be helpful in the preparation of responsible preaching and teaching.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Ministers as Teachers Session 3

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Tuesday 19th March 2019, 23:00

Ministers as Teachers   

Led by Nick Pavitt, these are six Tuesday evenings designed to equip participants to work with adult learners, exploring the Church as a learning environment and giving attention to the designing of learning activities and development of learning resources.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Ministers as Teachers Session 4

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Tuesday 26th March 2019, 19:30

 Ministers as Teachers   

Led by Nick Pavitt, these are six Tuesday evenings designed to equip participants to work with adult learners, exploring the Church as a learning environment and giving attention to the designing of learning activities and development of learning resources.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Exploring the Old Testament Session 6

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Wednesday 27th March 2019, 19:30

Exploring the Old Testament 

Seven Wednesday evenings, led by Professor Hugh Williamson, introducing participants to the varieties of Old Testament literature and to consider how that may be helpful in the preparation of responsible preaching and teaching.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Unlikely Saints and What they Say to Us: Three Modern Contemplatives

Whitton Church Hall Whitton Church Lane Ipswich IP1 6LT

Thursday 28th March 2019, 10:00

This day will be led by Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and a theologian, writer and poet. It is one of the ongoing Diocesan prayer and spirituality initiatives aiming to encourage the priority of prayerfulness at the heart of all we do.

Dr Rowan Williams writes "I will be looking at the lives and writings of three twentieth century women - Maria Skobtsova, Dorothy Day and madeleine Delbrel, all of whom rather broke the mould of contemplative life by living a vocation to intense prayer in very stressful and active environments. How does their teaching help us imagine a life of immersion in God when we are constantly pressured to perform/suceed/comply?"

 

For more information and to book tickets then click here


Ministers as Teachers Session 5

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Tuesday 02nd April 2019, 19:30

Ministers as Teachers   

Led by Nick Pavitt, these are six Tuesday evenings designed to equip participants to work with adult learners, exploring the Church as a learning environment and giving attention to the designing of learning activities and development of learning resources.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Ministers as Teachers Session 6

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Tuesday 09th April 2019, 19:30

Ministers as Teachers   

Led by Nick Pavitt, these are six Tuesday evenings designed to equip participants to work with adult learners, exploring the Church as a learning environment and giving attention to the designing of learning activities and development of learning resources.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Exploring the Old Testament Session 7

Earl Stonham Village Hall, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HJ

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 19:30

Exploring the Old Testament 

Seven Wednesday evenings, led by Professor Hugh Williamson, introducing participants to the varieties of Old Testament literature and to consider how that may be helpful in the preparation of responsible preaching and teaching.  IME1 training, open to others. Contact ruth.dennigan@cofesuffolk.org or 07468 474252 to book: £30 (non-transferable, non-refundable).  Free of charge to trainee Readers.  If you are a minister (clergy, Reader, LLM or Elder), you may use your CMD grant and attend for free. More CMD grant information from David Pawson at david.pawson@cofesuffolk.org or 01473 298550.


Suffolk Theology Forum Session 2

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

Thursday 02nd May 2019, 19:30

Suffolk Theology Forum Co-op Education Centre, 11 Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW

Mary Magdalene in history, literature & film Thursday 2 May 2019

Lecture details to follow on www.eefa.net/stf or www.facebook.com/suffolktheologyforum.  Entry £5 per meeting.  Free to student card holders.  Open to all. No need to book.  Queries to the STF Committee, stf@keme.co.uk


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