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St Cedd Centre for Pioneer Mission 

The St Cedd Centre for Pioneer Mission are currently recruiting for our second intake of students to start in April 2018. For more information please have a read through our recruitment brochure here or please email for an application form. 

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.

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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