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A huge part of our work is the deliberate encouragement of unity amongst Christians within the Colne Valley. We work hard to create links and friendships between individuals and churches in the area, and frequently partner with churches of all denominations to host Colne Valley Praise events. Some of our regular partners include:

Starting at the Source of the River

and sailing to the Estuary

The UK is about to enter a new season of its history.  

No one really knows what the future will look like...

Please look at this website.  Thank you!

Lion Bites

Daily prophetic (speaking out) encouragements

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Church Websites for more activities.

You will find them on the Church List Tab.


4.30pm on the FOURTH Sunday of the MONTH 

at St Mary's, Steeple Bumpstead,

Please email Rev. Jonathan:


Steeple Praise is 7pm on the First Sunday of the Month 

Next Steeple Praise is 3rd Feb 2019

The service centres on contemporary sung worship, prayer and a talk. It is a relaxed informal gathering.

Steeple Bumpstead Congregational Church CB9 7DQ 

"A Warm Welcome Awaits !"  Please email:




Stambourne Chapel, CO9 4NX


Watch this space for Alpha.


Wednesday 9th Jan 6pm-8.30pm,The Bible Society's 8-week Bible Course starts with a meal at 6pm and ends at 8.30pm 

Thursday 10th Jan 1.30pm-3.30pm I-Tea Support for over 55's-ish 

Please book with Caroline:  01376 550507

The Healing Bus: Healing rain is coming down, its coming closer to the lost and found.Tears of joy, and tears of shame are washed away in Jesus' name.

 Watch this space for who visit here.

Please contact Rev. Adrian at aburr@inbox,com / 07983 656166

THE HEDINGHAMS:  A new informal way of expressing the Christian faith

Please contact: Angie on 01787 460203 7pm Real Coffee, 7.30 start.

7pm Thursdays:  Feb 28th, March 28th

VENUE: The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham.  CO9 3DA

Alpha in The Hedinghams 

Please contact Rev. Liz Paxton  01787 277270

International teacher and broadcaster CHRIS HILL MONTHLY  Bible Teaching at Castle Hedingham Memorial Hall, Church Lane, CO9 3DA 

Chris Hill will offer Letters of Peter on Sunday evenings, 6pm cake. 6.30 start

, March 10th, April 7th, May 5th, June 9th, July 7th, August 11th, September 1st, October15th, November 10th, December 8th.  

All meetings are videoed - please ask if you'd like a copy

Insights to transform your Bible Reading!  Please contact  01787 460203

ALSO Highly Recommended 11 or 15-day Bible Journeys through Israel May and October 2019


 Journeys is a 5-week, home-based DVD journey exploring the Christian Faith. 

It offers a unique blend of amazing stories, told by ordinary people whose lives have been impacted by God.

Please contact Angie Jones on  01787 460203 or email

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Congratulations to Brand New Rivers of Life Shop on Halstead High Street !

Pop in for a chat, donate, share, buy. 

Early days! Opening times posted on door / email Sean :-   

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 What Lights Your Fire?  Monthly chilled-out church, we love live music, creative prayer, fresh coffee and doing things a little differently  6.30pm kicking off at 7pm , , J 

Celebrate Jesus  In and around Essex

7.30pm Wednesday 6th March

at North Springfield Baptist Church, Havengore

"A New Commandment I give you that You Love one another"

call  01245 601 478


Foxearth Meadows ... On our doorstep! 'twixt Halstead and Sudbury, the Meadows are for you to enjoyBuzzing with Dragonflies and Damselflies eNews at  Caring for God's Earth and more !

Please call Mark Prina on 01223 234411 / 07548 209652  

QUIET SPACE available at Jenny's Garden 10am till after lunch.  

Please call Jenny at CO9 2QH on 01787 472565


Want to join an over 50s Youth Group??  Why should teenagers have all the fun?? Fantastic opportunity to meet new people and have a laugh. Table Tennis / table football /craft video games / art space / board games / and more

every thursday 2-4pm  £2 inc: refreshments  something mental, physical and spiritual all at earls colne baptist church

More information, or want to volunteer as a helper, then email Fay at 

ALSO As a church we support IJM and their wonderful work fighting slavery and have a New Campaign

Always masses going on!  Please call Seven 07901 382 823

WOW - Women of the Word in Earls Colne An exciting joint venture between  The Baptist Church and St Andrews.  All Women Welcome.  Please Call Sharon 07879 119255


 S O L E :  Speakers Of Life Essex:  £3 inc coffee/tea.

10am-12.30 onSaturday 23rd March at St Andrews Church, Marks Tey CO6 1LW

"This is brilliant - the Holy Spirit is making wonderful things happen - Can I join in!"

Why not join our monthly Treasure Hunts in and around Colchester?

"Look forward to seeing you for an exciting morning.

Please invite your friends and anyone who wants to experience Kingdom ministry in action."

CHELMSFORD:   Call David Gilbey 07790 669 414  email:

 Healing rain is coming down, its coming closer to the lost and found.Tears of joy, and tears of shame are washed away in Jesus' name. can come to you for healing and wholeness... Please see One-off Events Page

COURSE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES A 2-Year, Part-Time rewarding foundation in Discipleship, Starting This September.

Learn more about the Bible, Prayer and Christian Mission. Explore your interests in greater depth.

Enjoy stimulating discussions with friendly Tutors and fellow-participants.

Earn a certificate of achievement or participation awarded by Bishop Stephen.  

Near you and on-line, study at your own pace.

High Quality teaching. To find out more, please call Rev Dr Elizabeth Jordan, 01245 294454 or email:-

Current information on

Register your interest with Diane Hardy 01245 294449 /


KINGDOM KEYS UNLOCKING GOD'S TRUTHS ...  please call 07946 473510 /



Open discussion on Future Events at Smythe Hall, Stow Maries CM3 6SL  10am-12.30pm.  

May 2019.  Bring own lunch and fellowship until 1.30pm.

Please call 07946 473510 / 



Clare Priory Events CO10 8NX

please contact Kathy:-

01787 277326


Here you will find a calendar of various praise and prayer events taking place throughout churches in the Colne Valley.


If you have an event that you would like to share, or if you would like further information on hosting a Colne Valley Alive event in your church, please get in touch or go to the praising page for the invitation for the next event.

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Karen Hurrell Lending Library A new and excellent resource for Christian Books, CDs, and DVDs to borrow in Next Door Cafe situated next to Haverhill's Methodist Church in Camps Road CB9 8HF Karen gave her enthusiasm, experience, encouragement and generosity to Colne Valley Alive.  She would have been thrilled to know her books still live on. Please Enjoy browsing and borrowing.

Colne Valley Calendar