Resources and Downloads

24/7 Discipleship Movie

Resources from Bishop Stephen’s School for Disciples Roadshows 2017

Unwrapping God’s Gift 2016


Transforming Presence – Unwrapping God’s Gift

Transforming Presence Folding Cross

Unwrapping God’s Gift Poster

How to use your Gift Box visual aid

Transforming Presence – Continuing the Journey


Chelmsford Diocese Transforming Priorities



Serving with accountibility


Transforming Presence 2012

Transforming Presence 2012 Paper


Holding On

'Holding On' is a new five-part course that accompanies the Chelmsford Holding Cross. The course materials have been designed as a download so that they can be used to run the course locally.


Leader's Notes

Holding On Course - Leaders Notes (booklet)

Holding On Course - Leaders Notes (single sided sheet format)


The following videos are for use on the course:


Lent Lectures 2016

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Listen to Bishop Stephen's Lent lecture on 'Inhabiting the world distinctively' given at St John's church in Colchester on 24 February 2016.

Download Bishop Stephen's Lent lecture on 'Inhabiting the world distinctively'

Listen to Bishop Peter's Lent lecture on 'Effective Evangelism' given at St John's church in Colchester on 2 March 2016 -

Part 1

Part 2

Download Bishop Peter's Lent lecture on 'Effective Evangelism'

Download Bishop Peter's Lent lecture slide presentation on 'Effective Evangelism'

Listen to Bishop Roger's Lent lecture on 'Serving with Accountability' given at St John's church in Colchester on 9 March 2016

Download Bishop Roger's Lent lecture on ‘Serving with Accountability’

Listen to Bishop John's Lent lecture on 'Re-imagining Ministry' given at St John's church in Colchester on 17 March 2016

Download Bishop John's Lent lecture on 'Re-imagining Ministry'

Nurture Courses

A nurture course provides an opportunity for those who are not yet Christian to come together with those who are and explore the Christian faith. In today’s culture there are many people who want to find out about the Christian faith but we are not yet ready to commit. Putting on a nurture course can be the best way of helping them. The most widely used course is Alpha, but there are several others, including the new course, Pilgrim. Bishop Stephen is one of the authors and the course has been piloted in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

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The Alpha course is a course which seeks to explore the basics of the Christian faith, described by its organisers as "an opportunity to explore the meaning of life". Alpha courses are currently being run in churches, homes, workplaces, prisons, universities and a wide variety of other locations.

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Written by Stephen Cottrell, Steven Croft, Paula Gooder and Robert Atwell, with contributions from a wide range of Anglican figures, Pilgrim explores the Christian faith through Bible reading, prayer, discussion and reflection.

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Emmaus course is a friendly, informal, course over 15 sessions with the suggestion of a guest evening and meal together at the end. Each session is self-contained and is designed to fit into a single evening and is an interesting way to learn more about what Christians believe.

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Start! is a basic six-session introduction to the Christian faith for use in small groups.

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Christianity Explored is an independent UK Charity which originated in All Souls Church, London and produce courses and other materials to help people understand from the Bible who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.

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Go for Growth: Bishop Stephen
Keynote Presentation

At Go for Growth on Saturday 1st February Bishop Stephen challenged every church to have a nurture course to help people become Christians.

Bishop Stephen's keynote presentation from the day is available to download.

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Mission Weekends PowerPoint slides

Download the Mission Weekends Slides Powerpoint

Mission Weekends Powerpoint slides available to download

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Preparing for Mission Weekends

Evangelising Effectively is one of the four strategic priorities for the Diocese of Chelmsford set out in Transforming Presence.

This booklet provides information about how to put on a Mission Weekend in your church.

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Feedback cards

Download the feedback cards in Colour or Black and White.

Coloured Version

Black & White Version

Making Connections…Evangelising effectively in Chelmsford Diocese

What is evangelism? And how can we enable it to happen through the local church?

This publication begins to set out some of the issues and opportunities that can help us evangelise effectively, and in ways that suit our different circumstances.

Making Connections has been produced as a long term resource for the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Download the publication

Recipe Card

Recipe for Evangelism

Bishop Stephen’s recipe for evangelism is available for you to download or you can order your printed recipe card from our Bookshop.

Take one church. Stir vigorously. But make sure the ingredients do not separate. For this you will need leaders who share responsibility and encourage others to use their gifts, and a laity who want to be part of God’s mission. But there will never be any evangelism unless it flows from a lived relationship with God.

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