Churchwarden training days

Training sessions are held for Churchwardens every year. Dates for 2023 training sessions will be announced later this year.

What happens in the training sessions?

These will be led by the Archdeacons, with training provided by diocesan staff from different departments. The training is primarily aimed at those who are relatively new to their post, to provide a basic introduction to the role and responsibilities of the Churchwarden, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Topics covered include:
– The role of the Churchwarden
– Parishes and the Law
– Parish accounts
– Learning and Discipleship
– Giving
– Mission Community Development
– Changing Your Church
– Human Resources and Safeguarding Support
– Data Protection
– Growing the Rural Church

Archdeacons’ Offices

The Archdeacon of Barnstaple
The Venerable Verena Breed 01271 375475
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This office is open from 9am-1pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

The Archdeacon of Exeter
The Venerable Andrew Beane 01392 425577
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This office is open from 9.30am to 14.30pm Monday – Friday

The Archdeacon of Totnes
The Venerable Douglas Dettmer 01626 832064
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The Archdeacon of Plymouth

The Venerable Jane Bakker (as of July 2023) 01752 868382

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