Chelmsford Cathedral
Reflections and Studies

Learning Opportunities 2020

Beginning just before Lent and continuing through to Holy Week, a selection of courses, reflections and studies.


Suffering and Evil

Wed 19th February 7-9pm, Cathedral

Following a life-changing pilgrimage, Canon Imogen will give a talk on her visit to the post-conflict zone of Bosnia-Herzegovina, reflecting on suffering and evil. If you’d like to do some reading around this topic, Imogen suggests work by Miroslav Volf and Sheila Cassidy, in particular her ‘Good Friday People’.


Desert Springs, Lent Quiet Day with Canon Imogen Nay
Event Timing: Saturday 29th February 10-3.30pm

Event Address: Pleshey Retreat House, The Street, Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 1HA
Contact Event Organiser:  01245 294486
Cost: £25 to be paid in advance by cheque to Chelmsford Cathedral or cash
Places: 14, first come first served

The Quiet Day will give you a chance to enter into Lent, focusing on what can resource you in times of desert and  difficulty. The day will include a celebration of Holy Communion and time for personal reflection. Lunch and refreshments are also provided. Please make your own way to and from the retreat house.

There is also a google sign up form!!  


Lent Courses
‘Air, Water, Fire, Earth, Life’

The Bishop’s Staff Team are running our Wednesday evening (7-9pm) Lent Series at the Cathedral this year. The theme will be looking at the Environment and all 4 Bishops will be talking: Wed 4th March, Wed 11th March, Wed 18th March, Wed 25th March plus the final Wed 1st April will be at The Orchards, Meadgate, Great Baddow.


Recommended Lent Books

Ruth Valerio ‘Saying yes to life’

This is the Archbishop’s Lent Book and is about creation. Saying Yes to Life lifts our focus from every day (and perfectly natural) concerns to issues that are impacting millions of lives around the world. As people made in the image of God, we are entrusted to look after what God has made – to share in the joy and creativity of God in making a difference for good. Ruth Valerio imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1 - 2.2) in relating themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures, humankind, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern. 

Canon Imogen’s Recommendation for Lent

Janet Morley’s A Heart’s Time: A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter
This is a collection of poems I often go back to on my journey through Lent and Easter offering wise reflections and excellent analysis of the poems.


Resting in God’s Love, Being challenged by God’s Word

On Wednesdays throughout Lent, Canon Imogen will lead a reflective session using silence, scripture and some response time.  This session is being held in the Johnson/Chancellor Room from 11.15 to 12.15pm.  There is no need to book for this time of study, prayer and reflection.

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