Churchwardens' training day

The annual Churchwardens’ Training Day is for new and current Churchwardens.

The office of Churchwarden is a vital and ancient part of the Church of England. Churchwardens have served the Church since its beginnings and are directly responsible to the Bishop. Very often they liaise with the Archdeacon over matters to do with church life, governance, buildings and worship.

Each year, the Archdeacons host a Churchwardens’ training day which explores the role and provide opportunities for discussion, mutual support and the answers to specific questions. The days are open to existing and potential Churchwardens. Some churches appoint deputy churchwardens with a view to them perhaps serving as Churchwardens in the future. The training days can give a very good picture of what to expect when in office.

The Archdeacons and the Training team from Ministry for Mission organise the days and they will advertise them at the Archdeacons Visitations.

Training Days 2022

We are delighted to announce that our Churchwarden's training days will be held at Flourish House, Wells on the below dates:

  • Saturday 23rd July
  • Saturday 24th September

We invite you to reserve your place today using the booking form linked at the bottom of the page.

Details of the 2022 programme and timetable will be available in the coming weeks. Previous days have included information sessions from:

  • The Registrar
  • Finance Team
  • Safeguarding Team
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance
  • The Church Buildings Adviser

Links for Churchwardens

A copy of the previous year’s training booklet can be found below. There are also links that may be of interest to Churchwardens.

Who to contact

Leonie Jones, Training and Ministry Administrator


Churchwardens' Training Booklet

Churchwardens' training day 2022
Book in to attend our training day for churchwardens.
Open Churchwardens' training day 2022