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Mission and Ministry Events Programme

Engaging with the Creative Church

Methodist Church, Haverhill

Saturday 29th April 2017, 9:30

9.30 am - 3.30 pm.

Are you involved in Children's Ministry?  Do you organise Messy Church?  How can creative activity enhance the spiritual journey?  Join us for this workshop based training including:

  • Messy Church ideas and activities
    • Planning Christian themed arts exhibitions for children
    • Thinking out of the box construction projects

Cost £10 (light refreshments available).  To book contact the Discovery Centre at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on 01284 748731 or here


Introduction to Training Supervision

Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, Norfolk NR35 2DZ

Wednesday 03rd May 2017, 12:00

Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 May  

For new Training Incumbents in the Eastern Region dioceses.  By DDO’s invitation.


The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church - Sudbury

St Gregory’s Church, Gregory Street, Sudbury CO10 1BA

Monday 08th May 2017, 19:00

Aimed at clergy, lay ministers (Readers, LLMs, Lay Elders) and those with safeguarding responsibilities: using the publication of  "The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church" by the CofE as a resource to get people reflecting on how the church can be more accessible for those who are survivors of abuse, how it can safely welcome those who have abused in the past, how it can ensure everyone's safety whilst doing these things, and how it can appropriately reflect on the place of themes such as forgiveness and redemption alongside recognising the damage caused by abuse and the need to keep safeguards in place. Led by Ruth Dennigan, Discipleship and Ministry Development Officer.  Please book here.  Enquiries to Lesley Steed on 01473 298510 or email.


Youth Workers’ Forum - May

St John's Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 4QE

Wednesday 10th May 2017, 9:30

A gathering to hear news from and to support paid full- and part-time Youth Workers.  This month we shall focus on supporting young people through sudden bereavements with input from professionals. This has been raised as an issue by Youth Workers and we seek to offer appropriate training/support. Please contact Dave Gardner for more information by email or on 01473 298521.


The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church - Holton, Halesworth

St Peter's Church, Beccles Road, Holton IP19 8NG

Thursday 11th May 2017, 14:00

Aimed at clergy, lay ministers (Readers, LLMs, Lay Elders) and those with safeguarding responsibilities: using the publication of  "The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church" by the CofE as a resource to get people reflecting on how the church can be more accessible for those who are survivors of abuse, how it can safely welcome those who have abused in the past, how it can ensure everyone's safety whilst doing these things, and how it can appropriately reflect on the place of themes such as forgiveness and redemption alongside recognising the damage caused by abuse and the need to keep safeguards in place.  Led by Ruth Dennigan, Discipleship and Ministry Development Officer.  Please book here.  Enquiries to Lesley Steed on 01473 298510 or email.


Suffolk Theology Forum: Luther’s Reformation – 500 years on

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

Thursday 11th May 2017, 19:30

Dr John Bradbury, Director of Studies in Systematic Theology and Church History, Westminster College, Cambridge.  Non-members entry £5 (£4 for retired and students) payable at the door.  Queries to Elizabeth Moore eymoore@talktalk.net or 01359 230161.


Preaching

Riverside Centre, Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham IP17 1LL

Saturday 13th May 2017, 9:30

Led by Bishop Martin.  Book with Susan Lowery on 01473 252829 or susan.lowery@cofesuffolk.org


Pre-Retirement Conference

Pleshey Retreat House, The Street, Pleshey, Chelmsford CM3 1HA

Tuesday 16th May 2017, 10:30

Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 May, Tuesday 12.00pm – Thursday 2.00pm  

This regional residential event for stipendiary clergy is designed to look at the more personal and spiritual issues around the question: what do I hope for in retirement?  CMD Officer’s invitation to eligible clergy.


Growing Together - Stowmarket

St Peter's Hall, Church Walk, Stowmarket IP14 1ET

Tuesday 16th May 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 - Bradfield St George

Bradfield St George Village Hall, Felsham Rd, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds IP30 0AD

Tuesday 16th May 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!      


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


The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church - Horringer

St Leonard’s Church, Horringer IP29 5QB

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 19:00

Aimed at clergy, lay ministers (Readers, LLMs, Lay Elders) and those with safeguarding responsibilities: using the publication of  "The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church" by the CofE as a resource to get people reflecting on how the church can be more accessible for those who are survivors of abuse, how it can safely welcome those who have abused in the past, how it can ensure everyone's safety whilst doing these things, and how it can appropriately reflect on the place of themes such as forgiveness and redemption alongside recognising the damage caused by abuse and the need to keep safeguards in place. Led by Ruth Dennigan, Discipleship and Ministry Development Officer.  Please book here.  Enquiries to Lesley Steed on 01473 298510 or email.


Growing Together - East Bergholt

St Mary the Virgin, East Bergholt

Thursday 18th May 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 - Martlesham

St Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL

Thursday 18th May 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!      


The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church - Stowmarket

The Mix, 127 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1BB

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10:00

Aimed at clergy, lay ministers (Readers, LLMs, Lay Elders) and those with safeguarding responsibilities: using the publication of  "The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church" by the CofE as a resource to get people reflecting on how the church can be more accessible for those who are survivors of abuse, how it can safely welcome those who have abused in the past, how it can ensure everyone's safety whilst doing these things, and how it can appropriately reflect on the place of themes such as forgiveness and redemption alongside recognising the damage caused by abuse and the need to keep safeguards in place. Led by Ruth Dennigan, Discipleship and Ministry Development Officer. Please book here.  Enquiries to Lesley Steed on 0473 298510 or email.


Growing Together - Fressingfield

Sancroft Hall, Back Road, Fressingfield IP21 5PN

Monday 22nd May 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!      


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