Training Programme

Please see below the training courses that are currently available.

Please note who is eligible for each course before booking. 
Bookings will close when places are full or one week before the event.

For Spirituality Training please click here

For Preaching workshops offered by the College of Preachers click here

For Rural Ministry training offered by the Arthur Rank Centre click here

The Art of Spiritual Direction 2023 - 2024

This course runs from May 2023 meeting monthly on Tuesdays for a year, plus a 3-day residential retreat 11-14 September 2023. For: Those in whom the calling to be a Spiritual Companion to others has been discerned and aims to develop the gift of enabling another person to attend to their relationship with God.

Clergy Conference 2024 - Programme

22-24 April 2024 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick


Funeral Training 2023

For: Readers, newly Licensed Readers, those wishing to be a Funeral Minister, current Funeral Ministers Sept/Oct 2023

Mental Health 2023 - 2024

Y3 Curates must attend either September or February Dates

Unconscious Bias 2023 - 2024

September 2023, February 2024, May 2024 For: Year 2 Curates, Clergy, Readers and Diocesan Staff

2023 Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Support Group

Thursday 19th October For: those within the diocese with Specific Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia etc)

Creative Worship 2023/2024

Thursday 26th October For: Anyone

Communicating Well 2024

Wednesday 10th January For: Curates, Clergy and Readers

Working with Difficult People 2024

Tuesday 12th March 2024 For: Year 3 Curates, Clergy and Readers

Women in Ministry - Retreat Day 2024

Tuesday 19th March 2024 For: all female clergy

Dying at Home - April 2024

Tuesday 9th April 2024 For: Curates, Clergy, Readers, Lay Funeral Ministers and Pastoral Workers

Legalities Of Weddings - May 2023

Thursday 16th May 2023 For: Year 1 Curates only

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