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 2020
We are delighted to announce that our 2020 Churchwardens’ Training Days will be held in our new Diocesan offices at Flourish House on 25th July and 05th September. If you would like to secure your place on one of these days the events and booking form can be found on the righthand side of this page.
Previously the day has included:
- What is the Churchwardens role?
- Where to find support
- Legalities and the help of the Diocesan Registry
- Ecclesiastical Insurance
A copy of last year’s agenda and Handbook can be found in the downloads section near the bottom of this page.
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.