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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.  Further details can be found here or please email  for an application form.

We would also like to make you aware of an event being hosted by CMS, in partnership with the St Cedd Centre on Saturday 11th November 2017 at All Saints Woodford Wells.  Further details can be found here or if you would like to book a place please follow this link .  It would be great to see you there!

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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