Training for Parish Officers

Training sessions for Churchwardens and PCC Officers are organised by the Church Buildings Office and the Archdeacons, covering both information for new Officers, and seminars on specific topics, such as fundraising.

Training events for new Churchwardens were held around the Diocese at the end of 2018. These were primarily aimed at those relatively new to their post, to provide a basic introduction to the role of the Churchwarden.

Details of any upcoming events will be posted on this page:

No new events currently available.

Copies of presentations given at previous training days can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Support for looking after your church building – Louise Bartlett & Charlotte Vickers

Rural Parish Cemetery Records – Philip Goddard

Parishes and the Law – Martin Follett – plus Notes

Faculty Rules and the Online Faculty System – Louise Bartlett & Eve Van der Steen

Church Metalwork – Neil Bollen

Feedback from past sessions included:

“I appreciated this training very much and it was lovely to meet other Church Wardens”……

“It was really interesting and informative and all the speakers were excellent. It was good to meet people from other churches to get their views, ideas etc”……

 “From the welcome of REAL coffee (!) and then the workshops with an interval for a delicious lunch …..It was a really really good day – I thought it hit the spot perfectly and the speakers were all very good indeed”……..

“Very interesting, very informative, and actually quite good fun!”