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

Refresh: The Chelmsford Diocesan Gathering, University of Essex, Colchester, 4-6 July 2017

Supported by CCLA

A selection of Services and Workshops from Refresh. All links play through YouTube.

Refresh links with and flows from our School for Disciples evenings, this time focusing on our own call as ministers of the gospel to be first and foremost followers of Jesus Christ. Our specific focus is therefore on ‘living and growing as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ’ with the hope that we will be renewed both in our calling to be disciples ourselves and in encouraging others on their own journeys as missionary disciples.


Main Sessions


Refresh Overview Video

1a Interview with Paula Gooder

1b Opening Address Bishop Stephen

2 David Turner Sermon

3 Fr Raniero Cantalamessa Sermon

4 Bishop Jan McFarlane Sermon

5 Closing Address Bishop Stephen

6 Malcolm Guite Poetry at Refresh


Worship Sessions



Common Worship Eucharist with Jenny Tomlinson

Informal evening worship with Jonny and Hannah Patton   and  powerpoint slides

Common Worship Evening Prayer with Taize - Nicholas Henshall

Lutheran Evening Prayer with Hymns   

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Workshop Sessions


David Turner: Work - a Four Letter Word?

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Andy Emerton: Shaping Christian Leaders

Bishop Sören: His name wasn't Luther

Steve Hollinghurst: Consumers of Religious Product or Disciples of Christ?

John Dunnett: Reshaping the culture of local churches

Andy Kind: Laughing in the Aisles; the healing gift of comedy

Br Sam: Our Common Home – reflections on the Fifth Mark of Mission

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Elizabeth Snowden: Holy Habits

DDO Team: Philip Need, Hilary le Seve and Calvert Prentis Calling and Sending

Neil Hudson: Whole Life Disciplemaking: Empowering Believers for Their 'Frontline' Ministry

Jane Williams: Missionary Spirituality

Jill Hopkinson: Discipleship in rural communities

Elizabeth Henry and Dean Pusey: Soul Food!

John Dunnett: Leading a disciple making church

Bishop Qampicha: Discipleship in Northern Kenya

Bishop Norman Banks: Teresa of Avila Slow Burn — Bright Flame

James Cary: Authentic Preaching

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa: The Preaching Ministry: How to become effective preachers of the Gospel

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Rob Merchant: Growing older as a disciple of Christ

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David Neita: From Conformity to Transformation

Mark Russell: Sustaining your soul in Ministry

Sharon Prentis: What is in your hand? Mission & the Parish. An asset-based approach

Joel Gowen: Going against the flow

Evie Vernon & Richard Bartlett:  call to holistic discipleship and mission.

Bishop Jan McFarlane: How Beautiful are your Feet?

Ruth Valerio Just Living: Following Jesus in a consumer society

Adrian Chatfield: Born to Run (and Pray)

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Catherine Nacekievill: What do disciples do all day?

John Kafwanka: Intentional Discipleship and the Anglican Communion

Bishop Frank White: Nourishment from our Apostolic Roots?

Paul Harcourt: Learning disciple-making from rapidly multiplying movements

Ann Coleman: Spiritual Direction in Christian Discipleship: transforming life from the inside out



Other material




Kenyan Holy Communion Liturgy for Refresh

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Interview with Paula Gooder supplementary material

Refresh Morning Prayer outline

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Refresh Sending Eucharist

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REFRESH_Deep Listening Bookmark

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Refresh Programme (opens in PDF)

Refresh Recommended Reading (opens in PDF)

Refresh Workshops and Seminars (opens in a PDF)

Refresh Speakers (opens in a PDF)

Refresh Theme Bible Text - 2 Timothy


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