Workshops and Courses


London Playback Theatre: ‘Transitions’
Friday 15th November, 7.30-9.30pm

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 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 Nove, 3rd and 17th Dec, 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

Sunday Conversation
Sunday 24th November 2019, 12.45-2.00pm

Why not bring your lunch and stay behind after the service on 24th November for our regular Sunday Conversation in connection with this month’s theme of ‘Time and Transience’. All are welcome.

Winter Poetry Evening
Tuesday 26th November 2019, 6.45 for 7.00-8.30pm

Choose a favourite poem, let us have a copy in advance and let’s join together in a companionable circle and read to one another. Famous poems, new poems, poems you’ve written yourself – all are welcome. With seasonal treats and refreshments. Led by Sarah Tinker and Brian Ellis.