Workshops and Courses


Worship Workshop: Could You Be A Reader?
Sunday 31st March 2019, 12.45-2.30pm

We will be holding a short one-off workshop after the service on 31st March (note change of date) for anyone who is interested in – or even just curious about – being involved in services as a reader. The workshop will be suitable for both people who have never done a reading in church before and those who have experience but would like to work on their technique. This is a great way to get more involved at church so if you’d like to take part please email to sign up and we’ll be distributing some readings in advance so you can have a read through before the workshop.

Good Friday Gathering
Friday 19th April 2019, 12.45 for 1pm to 2pm

An opportunity for reflection: with music, poetry and stillness to accompany the Gospel narratives of Jesus’ death.

Sunday Conversation
Sunday 28th April 2019, 12.45-2.00pm

Bring your lunch and a favourite story to share at our regular monthly conversation group on this month’s theme of ‘Great Lives’.

London Playback Theatre: ‘Relating and Relationships’
Friday 17th May 2019, 7.30pm

London Playback Theatre is a team of internationally experienced professional theatre practitioners, consultants, educators, and therapists. We create spontaneous, improvised theatre through a unique collaboration between performers and audience. We encourage people to share their real life stories – through the magic of theatre – we bring those stories to life. Our work offers opportunities for participants to deepen their understanding of each other and to develop authentic ways of communicating. As an audience member you are not in the spotlight unless you choose to put up your hand to share something – you will be engaged in the whole experience as friendly witness – and you can stay for conversation afterwards. Playback Theatre returns on 17th May, 21st June, 20th September, and 15th November. They offer their performances free of charge and welcome donations. For more information see: / Email:

Beginners’ Course in ‘Heart Meditation’
Various Dates including 19th March, 2nd, 16th, 30th April, 14th, 28th May 2019, 6.30-7.30pm

Essex Church is hosting this course, run by an external group, which members of the congregation might be interested in: ‘Using ancient rhythms, played on a frame drum, the classes will help you focus on your heart beat, enabling you to start on a journey of self-discovery, to enable your full potential’. First class is free, thereafter donations welcome. To find out about this Gnostic meditation form visit or email