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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.

Practical ideas published to enable churches to be eco-friendly

4th February 2020

The latest set of Training Notes published over the past weekend provides churches with 58 straightforward ideas to help them reduce their carbon footprint. These are listed and explained under nine headings including 'Church buildings', 'The office', 'The kitchen', 'The grounds'.
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Diocese of Sheffield

10th January 2020

Here are the notes in pdf for this weekend's IME2 training conference for curates. You are  welcome to view, print or download them.

New sets of Training Notes uploaded

2nd December 2019

Two new sets of Training Notes have just been added to the Resources section of the website. One deals with how people behave when in groups, the other looks at what St Mark's Gospel can teach us about leadership.
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Diocese of Portsmouth

19th November 2019

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