Workshops and Courses


London Playback Theatre
Friday 21st February, 7.30-9.30pm on ‘Rebellion, Defiance & Dissent’

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. London Playback Theatre offer their performances free of charge and welcome donations. For more information see: / Email:

Sunday Conversation
Sunday 23rd February, 12.45-2pm

Bring your sandwiches stay behind after the last service in February to join in a conversation on the month’s ministry theme of ‘Rebellion, Defiance & Dissent’.

Beginners’ Course in ‘Heart Meditation’
Various Dates including 25th Feb, 10th, 24th March, from 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

Spring Poetry Evening
Thursday 26th March, 6.45 for 7pm

Bring a favourite poem or two to read to the group, perhaps about spring or Easter or any subject of your choice. Maybe it’ll be a poem you have written yourself, or one you’ve just discovered or a poem you’ve known for many years, like an old friend. Let us know in advance that you plan to come and send a copy of your poetry choices to so they can be included in a handout for everyone. There’ll be seasonal refreshments and music too. All welcome.

Sunday Conversation
Sunday 29th March, 12.45-2pm

Our Sunday conversation on this month’s theme of self and other will start with a 15 minute guided meditation on ‘expanding the circle of love’, written by sacred activist Andrew Harvey. It’s a beautifully deep and loving heart practice and we’ll have copies of the script for people to take home and use again.