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Welcome!Administrators − UCAN events

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 six 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 and 2015) with details available by clicking Past events at the foot of this page. We are currently planning a day event in 2016 and a residential in 2017.

We have also completed the first series of ten AREA TRAINING DAYS for all categories of Church Administrator during 2011 to 2013. We are now into series 2 with nine events completed between October 2014 and May 2015. 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 run nine events so far in Ware, Coventry, Nottingham, Woking, Belfast, Stirling, London, Manchester and Bristol.

Future venues for autumn 2015 include Tonbridge, Leeds area, Tyneside area and Southampton. Details will be added to this page over the summer.

Annual Cutting Edge national conference

If you are a senior manager Administrator, join others holding responsibilities like yours, all facing the same challenges, at our annual conference. The 2015 residential took place in March and next year's day conference will be announced later this year.

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


An amazing conference ... Cost was fantastic value for the benefit I received ... So inspiring to have such an honest and open speaker talking on it being OK to fail ... Inspired and challenging in equal measure ... This was my fourth conference in four weeks and the best by a mile ... This event will once again change how I do things.

Cutting Edge delegates - March 2015 residential with Rebecca Stewart, Nick Cuthbert and other speakers  



The style of teaching was exciting and informative ... Good mix of input from the front, group time and questions – very well structured ... Lots to take in put across in an easily digestible way ... The afternoon discussion was excellent with everyone making valuable contributions and insights ... Very affordable price for a day’s training ...  I will look at my role as administrator in a different light! ... It was brilliant!

Area Training Day delegates on assessment forms for London and Manchester events - April 2015