On this page you can find out about all the various training events we have going on in and around the Diocese. Some of the events run regularly throughout the year, others are one off BIG events. To see a summary of what we do please click here.

Children’s Work Network Meetings

If you are involved in children’s work in parishes (either paid or voluntary) we’d love you to come along to one of our networking meetings to meet other children’s workers and to receive information and inspiration.
No need to book just turn up on the night. Contact Sarah on 01254 503405 with any queries.

April Venues:



Tuesday 10th April 2018: St John’s Church, Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1XB


Thursday 12th April 2018: St Paul’s Church Centre, Halifax Road, Nelson, BB9 0QX. (Entrance via car park on Hibson Road)


Tuesday 17th April 2018: St Thomas’ Church, 135 Caunce Street, Blackpool, FY1 3NU


Tuesday 24th April 2018: St James Shirehead Church, Whinney Brow Lane, Forton, PR3 0AE


Thursday 26th April 2018: Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE


 Inspire Course

A four week course to inspire those volunteering week by week in their Church children’s work. The aim is to have fun and learn about new resources, crafts and activities. For more information click here

Parenting for Faith


An absolutely fantastic course for churches to run for their parents to help encourage, guide, support and inspire them in how to communicate their faith at home with their children. Click here to find out more: https://parentingforfaith.org/

Bishop’s Certificate in Children’s Ministry

A fantastic year long course allowing you to explore working in Children’s Ministry in an in-depth way. Made up of 3 modules running over an academic year, this course allows you to train alongside your regular work. For more information click here.

First Aid Training

If you would like to run an event it is very important that you have members of your church who are First Aid aware.

  • The British Red Cross provide certified First Aid training courses for the general public. They are easy to follow and led by experienced trainers. If you have a group of 10 – 15 people who would like First Aid training you can arrange for them to come and deliver the training near you. For more information click here.
  • Mini First Aid in Lancashire is also a fantastic first aid training courses focusing on young children. http://lancashire.minifirstaid.co.uk/

Child Protection Training

Some handy information about the current training on offer. For more information click here.

If you have not had safeguarding training for your group in the last 3 years, please contact Susan Witts and she will gather groups for training sessions. All those who work with children and young people need to have been updated with safeguarding procedures.



 Parenting Teenagers Course

A six week course run by Susan Witts based on the book ‘Parenting Teenagers’ by Christine Perkin. Susan will run the course on your request. For more information click here.