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Diocese of Portsmouth Minister/Administrator event

Material for 17th November 2020

Here is the handbook for the event next Tuesday. We shall work through these pages in our two morning sessions. The second file has notes to explain how the Zoom breakout rooms will work.

Administrator advice for the small church

28th September 2020

A new set of Training Notes has been uploaded to the Resources section of this website today. The small-church administrator shows how a typical Church Administrator appointment might be adapted for a small church.
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Small group organisation - choices you can make

3rd August 2020

Detailed advice for reviewing or setting up a small group structure in your church has been published today. Organising your small groups - Choices to be made is the title of Article A48, just added to the Resources section of this website.
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Diocese of St Albans IME2

Material for 11th July 2020

Here is the handbook for the Year 2 Curates and Readers training morning on 'Managing yourself'. You will need this either printed out or on screen as we shall work through these pages in our two morning sessions.

What's the point of church?

29th May 2020

A new set of Training Notes on church purpose has been uploaded to the Resources section of the website today. TN124 is available free of charge for anyone to read, download and print.
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Great tips for speaking to camera

23rd April 2020

A new set of Training Notes has just been uploaded giving a wide range of practical tips on how to speak to camera, a skill many of us are having to learn fast in the present pandemic.
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St Hild College

13th (for 16th) April 2020

Here is the handbook in pdf for Thursday's training on self-care as part of your Easter School, plus the guidance notes to help you work through the material at home. You are  welcome to view, print or download them. There are also three introductory videos on your college Moodle page.

Latest article tackles principles of volunteering

2nd April 2020

This new article examines five areas of church ministry and suggests three principles for working with ‘volunteers’ in each area. This builds up a list of 15 key recommendations for how to encourage and manage your church’s members in practical service.
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Diocese of Truro

14th March 2020

Here are the notes in pdf for today's training for PCC Secretaries. You are  welcome to view, print or download them.

Diocese of St Albans

12th February 2020

Here are the notes in pdf for today's training for clergy. You are  welcome to view, print or download them.

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You have been invaluable to me throughout my first incumbency. You seemed to have something to say to each problem I encountered in the parish! 
A vicar now in chaplaincy in a Twitter DM - November 2019