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St Cedd Centre for Pioneer Mission 

Inspiration Day – Saturday 10th June 2017
We are delighted to be organising an information day being held at Trinity Methodist Church in Chelmsford from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday 10th June 2017.  This is open to anyone who is interested in pioneering, would like to consider applying for our second intake of students or perhaps an Incumbent interested in hearing more about pioneering.  For further information please click on the link below or email

Inspiration Day information

The vision of the St Cedd Centre for Pioneer Mission has emerged from the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod’s decision that every Mission and Ministry Unit should have at least one Fresh Expression of church.

During Lent the St Cedd Centre put on 5 “Taster Sessions” (Phase 1) for those interested in Pioneer Mission.  The training was mainly given by our partner, the Church Mission Society (CMS), and was a great way to learn more about what pioneer mission is all about.  During the last session there was an opportunity to hear from local pioneer practitioners about the work they do and an opportunity to ask them questions.  Each delegate was also given a brochures with regards to the next steps and the main course (Phase 2) that begins on 1st October 2016.

Click here to see the brochure…. And if you would like to apply to Phase 2 please feel free to complete and return the application form.

The St Cedd Centre will provide an environment for the identification, training and support of lay pioneer missionaries, who will be authorised to minister in their communities.  Lay pioneers will learn as “apprentices” through reflective practice on actual pioneering initiatives based on their passions.  The Church Mission Society will provide teaching on mission spirituality, church in mission and context.  This will be applied to the various initiatives through learning sets with a pioneer mentor.

The Centre is based at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Collier Row as an overflow of the local mission taking place there.  Our inspiration is St Cedd himself who in the 7th Century was a missionary to the East Saxon people. 

More information about the background to the development of this new venture can be found on the Diocesan website.


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audiosmall   Click here to listen to Bishop Stephen speaking at the launch of the St Cedd Centre in November 

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