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UCAN events

UCAN organises a few events itself but is keen to support its members and others who wish to run local, regional or national days for Church Administrators. This page gives access to both forthcoming UCAN events and previous ones too.

To date we have run five CUTTING EDGE conferences for 'senior-manager' Church Administrators (day events in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and residentials at High Leigh in 2011 and King's Park in 2013) with details available by clicking Past events at the foot of this page. See below for the next event in March 2015.

We have also completed the first series of ten AREA TRAINING DAYS for all categories of Church Administrator at ten locations around the UK during 2011 to 2013. Click Past events at the foot of this page to access details. We are now into series 2 with five events completed at Ware, Coventry, Woking, Nottingham and Belfast (all in autumn 2014) and Stirling (in March 2015). Booking is open for  London, Manchester and Bristol in April/May.  See below.

We have run two specialist IT TRAINING DAYS in Guildford in 2013 and Leeds in 2014.

UCAN members can access a range of materials from all these events on the UCAN resources page. The main Cutting Edge recordings are available in the public domain on the UCAN recordings page.


Area Training Days series 2: Caring for our customers

We are currently running our second series of Area Training Days around the UK starting autumn 2014. The theme is customer care in a church office setting.

We have completed the 2014 events but booking is now open for London, Manchester and Bristol in the period April/May 2015.  See the relevant pdf in each case for information about content and venue and a booking form.


Central London - Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at City Temple, Holborn Viaduct, EC1


Manchester (Sale) - Tuesday 28th April 2015 at LifeCentre, Sale


Bristol - Tuesday 12th May at St Michael's Church Centre, Stoke Gifford


Future venues for autumn 2015 include Tonbridge, Leeds area, Tyneside area and Southampton.


The 2015 Cutting Edge national residential conference

If you are a senior manager Administrator, join others holding responsibilities like yours, all facing the same challenges, all seeking to help their church to 'level up'.  We tackle twin themes:

Changing church - Dynamic data

with Rebecca Stewart, Pete Worthington, Jon Winter, Sara Batts and Nick and Lois Cuthbert as our Chaplains

Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th March 2015
King's Park Conference Centre, Northampton

Full details and booking form available now, with an Early Bird discount if paying the whole fee by 30th November 2014:

And if you need convincing of the value of a Cutting Edge conference, watch the video:

Calendar listing for events now booking

UCAN – promoting excellence in church administration


Sublime - awesome - did the impossible in surpassing the previous residential .... The quality of sessions was so high .... Really great how throughout we have had biblical application and principles interwoven .... Excellent conference - I feel better equipped and empowered to continue with my role .... Superb input, a good venue and lots of valuable networking .... Fired me up to strive harder for excellence rather than accepting things will never be like that.

Cutting Edge delegates - March 2013 residential with Claire Pedrick, Mark Greene and David Bracewell   



Can't praise it highly enough. Biblically based, very informative and thought provoking ... A really helpful and encouraging day - I am still buzzing ... It was brilliant as I don't feel so isolated or alone now ... It's been such a valuable, stimulating, inspiring, engaging day. A real boost."

Area Training Day delegates at Ware, Coventry, Woking, Nottingham - October 2014