Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

Learning for Life: resources to help on the Christian journey.


A series of short courses available to be run in areas, deaneries or parishes. Courses available at present are:

  • The Bible for Beginners
  • The Bible for Everyday
  • Facilitating Small Groups
  • Care and Share course

Find out more about the Access course

Course in Christian Studies

Would you like to share in a journey of Discovery?

The Course in Christian Studies is a two year course exploring the Christian Faith with others, delivered weekly in local centres around the diocese. CCS has a foundational first year and a more flexible second year and leads to the Bishop’s Certificate.

For further details about CCS.

Lent and Eastertide Schools

A collection of education, training and skills events across the Diocese during Lent and Eastertide each year. Subjects covered are as diverse as art & theology, pastoral care, leading small groups, healing & wholeness and evangelism. The courses are open to anyone.

For Lent 2016 the Bishops of the Diocese will lead a series of Lectures on the themes of Transforming Presence, the strategic priiorities for the Diocese. Download the leaflet here.

Find out about this years courses

Lay Ministry Training

The Diocese of Chelmsford runs four training programmes for lay ministry: Reader, Pastoral Assistant, Evangelist and Children's Ministry. For details about each training programme please follow the links below:

Essential Pastoral Care

A five week course to look at the basics of pastoral care.

The aim is to enable you to begin to develop skills in confidence and understanding and listening.

To view the course booklet please click here.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Jordan
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