colourful large scale lettering on a bright red hoarding in Romford, spelling out "shimmering and dirty"

Shimmering and Dirty – reflecting theologically on Romford street art

A well-known piece of Romford street art inspired this theological-reflection-as-spoken-word by Joanne Smallman, a student at the St Cedd Centre for Pioneer Mission, our training hub in partnership with the Diocese of Chelmsford. I caught up with Joanne in her lunch hour to find out more about the inspiration behind the poem and her own …

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God’s ‘fireworks show’ launches Northern Centre for Pioneer Mission

The edge of Derwentwater at the beginning of a new shared pilgrimage by CMS and the Diocese of Carlisle Jonny Baker, director of mission education at CMS and the Rt Rev Emma Ineson, Bishop of Penrith set off in a canoe Words to sail by “My experience of pioneering is that to get to where …

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Talks and interviews from Pioneering with Youth and Children day

Last month we had a great day here at Church Mission Society on pioneer mission with young people and children. It was a collaboration with Frontier Youth Trust and we heard from a wide variety of practitioners sharing their experiences and learning. We’ve gathered together a selection of talks and interviews from the day on …

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Podcast: Community development in the UK

“Community development” may be a phrase that is familiar in talk about holistic mission and overseas aid work. But it is a concept that is increasingly used in communities in the UK. I sat down with Sarah Clarke, undergraduate programmes coordinator at CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training, to find out about the new community development …

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Pioneering with youth and children day

On 7 May Church Mission Society, with Frontier Youth Trust, will be hosting a day on pioneering with youth and children. It will be a great opportunity for church or community youth, children and families workers to be inspired and encouraged by hearing stories from innovative practitioners.

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