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Mission Shaped Ministry Training

Mission Shaped Ministry Course is a one year part-time learning journey for teams or individuals to be in a supportive community with others from across the denominations who share a similar passion. We particularly hope that small groups from a church or Fresh Expression will come, as this will deepen the impact of the course. 

It will equip you to establish and sustain Fresh Expressions of Church or re-imagining mission from within a Parish Church setting. Group Project coaching is offered to apply the principles learnt into your local context.  The course leaders and teachers include: Dave Gardner, Simon Goddard, Sarah Gower, Sally Gaze and Andrew Payne.

The MSM course is now delivered in three ways; via the classic course or online. If there is sufficient numbers it could also be offered flexibly for a particular project where there is a large enough group. Contact the Revd Canon Dave Gardner, Director of Mission and Ministry, for more details.

All the resources available in Suffolk are detailed in our flyer ‘New ways of being Church in Suffolk’


Mission Shaped Ministry Flyer 2018/19 | PDF

Spirituality for Mission | PPT

MSM Course | Weblink


The 2019 course

Saturdays 9.30am - 4.00pm at Christ Church Moreton Hall, Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7EW and

Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm at St Andrew’s Britannia Road, Ipswich IP4 5HF or

Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Ely CB7 4TH

Course dates

  • Tuesday 15 January 2019
  • Wednesday 16 January 2019
  • Saturday 2 February  
  • Tuesday 12 March
  • Wednesday 13 March
  • Saturday 13 April 
  • Tuesday 7 May
  • Wednesday 8 May
  • Saturday 8 June

The course costs £190 to cover the cost of all materials and refreshments. 

To book contact David Pawson at or phone 01473 298550.