Pioneer Ministry

Pioneer Ministry in the Eastern Synod

 Pioneer Minister - Helen Tame - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What is a Fresh Expression of Church?

A fresh expression is a form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.

  • It will come into being through principles of listening, service, incarnational mission and making disciples;
  • It will have the potential to become a mature expression of church shaped by the gospel and the enduring marks of the church and for its cultural context.

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Present and Future Projects

Fresh Expressions Mission-Shaped Ministry Course Cambridgeshire and Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds

mission-shaped-ministry1The Norwich Diocese of Ely and Edmundsbury & Ipswich, Colchester, East Anglia, Methodist District, Eastern Baptist Association and the Eastern Synod of the URC are delighted to make Mission-Shaped Ministry (msm) available locally. We believe it will be a significant resource for building the Kingdom of God in this area.

Individuals are most welcome, but we particularly hope that small groups from a church or fresh expression will come as this will deepen the impact of the course. 

Download: Course timetable and venue  msm Course Information 

Saturdays from 9.15 to 15.30, at Plume Avenue United Reformed Church, Chelmsford Diocese, Stanway Evangelical Church and the Colchester Pioneer Hub - Tuesdays  from 19.15 to 21.30 Venue Plume Avenue United Reformed Church, C03 4PQ
Cost £200 per person, which covers all materials, and refreshments.

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View Website: Mission Shaped Ministry      Download: msm Flyer and Booking Form    

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