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Training for parishes

Any training sessions currently scheduled will be shown in the events calendar on the right of this page. Follow the links to find out more details of each event. If the session you are looking for is not on the list, please contact Revd Adrian Holdstock to find out when it is next due to run. Sessions that are run centrally can sometimes be taken out to parishes or deaneries on request.

For a listing of current courses for your Church noticeboard, see the Training Update on the Publications page.

Equipping for ministry in the local church

A variety of training sessions are available for different roles, offices and ministries:

  • Teambuilding for Ministry Teams and PCCs  
  • Churchwardens’ training 
  • Eucharistic Assistants

Bespoke training sessions

Bespoke training sessions for parishes or groups can be arranged on a variety of subjects, such as:

  • Being a Welcoming Church
  • Leading Intercessions / Creative Prayer stations
  • Pastoral Visiting  
  • Exploring Gifts
  • Sharing our faith
  • Effective meetings & building consensus
  • Planning a process for major change
  • Understanding and handling conflict
  • Sound and projection systems
  • Prayer and Worship through art / dance
  • Setting up small groups / nurture groups 
  • Seeds of Faith - the basics of Christian faith
  • An introduction to studying the Bible

For more information, or to request these or other parish training, please contact Revd Adrian Holdstock

Contacts for resources and training in other areas:

Historic Churches Support Officer

Buildings: Church fabric / Faculties

Meditation days

PCC Secretaries / Church administration

Prayer labyrinths

Spirituality and quiet days

Stewardship and funding


Working with the elderly

Director of Children and Youth