Training programme


At the archdeaconry roadshows, Bishop David shared his vision for the future and challenged us to start the conversation in our parishes on how we can be Church for a different world. The taster sessions on resourcing young people and children, safeguarding, church in school, heritage buildings and places of welcome were well received.

Building on this, we are offering more training this autumn and in the New Year. These sessions will help equip us to be Church for a different word. Choose from the following sessions and book online.

Engaging with Children and Young People

Karen Beal and Susie Mapledoram are offering a two-hour session to continue to explore children’s OR young people’s work in your parish and community. The sessions include an hour on children’s OR youth work, a refreshment break and a chance to join together for questions and reflections at the end.

For further information, including dates and venues, and to book your place click here.

Resilience – a practical workshop

Drawing on his book Secrets of Resilient People, John Lees will help you identify, build and protect resilience – in yourself and colleagues. John is a self-supporting priest in the Diocese of Exeter and Bishop’s Officer for Self-Supporting Ministry.

Church House: 30 November

For further information and to book your place, click here.

Help I’ve got a Heritage Building!

Feeling overwhelmed by your church building and constrained by it being listed? This session will challenge what having a listed church means and offer inspiration to get it fit for mission.

For further information, including dates, and to book your place click here.

Church Comms - Making an impact on your parish

If you think communications is all spin and Twitter trolls, then think again. How does the Bible encourage us to interact within the church and out into our communities? Where are we present and visible, and what impression do people get of God from encountering us? A practical day, with theology and tips that you will give you fresh ideas and a plan for your church.

Church House: 7 November

For further information, and to book your place click here.  

Magazine design and layout

The principals of good design including, white space, typeface, colour and use of photographic image.

Church House: 25 November
Cost: £20 including lunch

For further information, and to book your place click here.  

How to given an effective presentation

In essence, this is similar to a public speaking course and key topics include understanding and engaging your audience, making an impact, conquering nerves, and the power of voice and projection.

Church House: 21 November
Cost: £65 including lunch

For further information, and to book your place click here