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John's archive of older news items. Click/tap on any red heading to see the full item.

Church culture explored

27th September 2022

Church culture is a new topic explored on this website. It comes in Training Notes TN142, Values create a culture, just uploaded to the Resources section of the site this week.
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Diocese of Blackburn training days

For 9th and 10th September 2022

Here are the handbooks in pdf for both days at Preston. Those coming have a paper copy but the files are uploaded here for those who would like to follow on screen and for others who might appreciate a chance to see the material covered. Note that the clergy event was due to take place the day after the death of Queen Elizabeth II and so had to be postponed at short notice.

The UCAN story told for the first time

2nd August 2022

The UK Church Administrators Network is a flourishing grouping of Church Administrators and Operations Managers with over 1,800 on its lists. But what is the story behind its formation and growth?
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St Albans Diocese IME2 day

Material for 9th July 2022

If you would like the material for today's event on screen rather than on paper, here is the file for you to access or download.

We are looking at how you can organise yourself in ministry, whether as a Curate or Reader, with a focus on stress management. In the morning we examine the big picture of your ministry, then discuss stress issues. In the afternoon I will give you some practical tools for self-organisation and stress reduction.

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Over 200 resources now on the site

7th June 2022

With the publication this week of two new sets of Training Notes, there are now over 200 printed resources available freely in the Resources section of this website.
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Latest Training Notes published

6th April 2022

Training Notes TN137, The message of your people, has just been uploaded to the Resources section of the website.
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Truro Diocese - Minute taking training

Material for 15th March 2022

Here is the material for the Zoom training event on 15th March. You are welcome to view, print or download this for the event itself.

Emmanuel, Croydon

Material for 5th March 2022

Here are the notes in pdf for today's training morning on building vision for Emmanuel. You are  welcome to view, print or download them.

Second DIY training aid published

2nd February 2022

The second in an occasional series of DIY training aids is now in the Resources section of the website as Article A52. It covers the running of a church day on forming vision.
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Advice on disability audits

3rd December 2021

One of the new set of December Training Notes, uploaded this week, sets out helpful guidance on how to conduct a disability audit. TN135 lists four actions to take and seventeen areas to investigate.
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