Dementia-Friendly Churches Training Day

Date: 10th October 2020

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Are you willing to become part of a wider group of people who are taking a lead in supporting our local churches in becoming more dementia-friendly churches at the heart of dementia-friendly communities? 

Join us for this day-long training course – we’re offering it free of charge to churches in the Diocese of Lichfield.

This course will cover:

  • Leading a Dementia Friends Sunday Service; and
  • Leading a four-session Dementia-Friendly Churches course on (1) Understanding dementia (2) Focusing on church and dementia – pastoral care, church buildings and church services (3) Community connections and (4) Next steps

This “train the trainer” training day is for people who want to lead these sessions.  It will equip you to run these sessions in your local church and community and will provide you with the material to do this.  We recommend that you plan to come to the Training Day and lead the sessions with someone else – working in pairs.

NOTE: To participate on this training course, it is

  • ESSENTIAL that you are willing to lead a group or course and speak in a church service.
  • ESSENTIAL that you are able to lead a course using a PowerPoint presentation.
  • ESSENTIAL that you are a Dementia Friend who has participated in Dementia Friends Information Session or a Dementia Friends Sunday service
  • STRONGLY DESIRABLE that you are already a Dementia Friends Champion (who has done the day-long free training session to enable you to run Dementia Friends Information Sessions – see


Saturday 10 October 2020 – 9.30 refreshments and the day will run from 10am – 4pm


While originally planned as a physical event in Stafford, this has been rescheduled as an online event via Zoom (1 September).


We are planning to meet in person, with social distancing and other sensible measures in place – we’ll confirm specific arrangements to participants nearer the time, in line with national guidelines. 


The course is free to people in parishes in the Diocese of Lichfield.
For people from outside the Diocese, there is a charge of £120 for two people to attend – and additional places can be booked at £60 per person.


Please bring your own lunch and refreshments.


The course will be led by Sarah Thorpe, Dementia-Friendly Church Enabler for the Diocese of Lichfield


Book your place here: or contact Sarah Thorpe on 0798 224 8949 or by email  


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