Gather festival – what to expect

Gather is a virtual festival-in-a-day celebrating and exploring pioneering mission practice. If you are wondering what that means or looks like here is an update which should help you imagine what to expect.

Gather! This year’s unique virtual pioneer festival

A day festival in gathertown celebrating and exploring pioneer practice. Think virtual festival: multiple venues, interactive labyrinth and prayer spaces, themed conversations, research findings, workshops, networking spaces – a place to meet friends old and new, to be inspired and encouraged.

Holy seed of discontent alive and well in Chelmsford Diocese

It was really wonderful to celebrate the commissioning of 16 lay pioneers for the St Cedd Centre for pioneering mission. This is the second cohort of pioneers in that pioneer hub who have done six modules on the CMS Certificate. There were several things that I was struck by: The first was that Belinda who …

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True North – celebrating at Greenbelt

At Greenbelt this year we were one of the partners in the Exchange venue which was a venue focused on business for good. It was great to have a base where we could meet people and we chaired three panels sharing the amazing things pioneers have got started with three stories in each. Several of …

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See you at Greenbelt – the sun is going to shine!

It’s that time of year again when we start to look ahead to the Greenbelt festival and the good news is that the weather forecast is looking great! This year we are very excited to be one of the partners and co-hosts of the Exchange venue.  We will have a stall staffed there throughout the …

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Pioneering and Fresh Expressions in Europe

Some time back CMS came up with a number of practices that might be at the heart of a mission spirituality following a piece of research by Gill Poole. One of those was border crossing. It’s good to cross a border and find out that God is at work in ways you knew nothing about …

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