On this page you can find out about all the various training and 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.

Whalley Abbey Family Activity Day

Wednesday 29th August 2018


£5 per family

Family Activity Day at Whalley Abbey is back, for one day only. It was so much fun last year that Whalley Parish Church, in collaboration with BDBE is running the day again, this year exploring what it means to be fishers of men.

The monks will be back, there will be games, storytelling, crafts and more.

Click here to book onto this fantastic event.

Youth Camp 2018


Youth Camp is back for 2018 for those in school years 6 – 9. With an option of two different youth camps, 2018 is set to be an exciting year for the young people in your group.

Click here to visit the Youth Camp website page to find out more and how to book for Youth Camp.

Children’s Work Network Meetings

Our network meetings are open to all those who work with children in parishes to come along and receive FREE training, see new resources, share news and ideas, plus meet other children’s workers. The dates for the Autumn term can be found below and meetings will start at 7pm, aiming to be finished by around 8.30pm. This term, the training will be on unpacking parables so that children engage with the meaning, not just the story.

Thursday 27th September St John’s Church, Leyland, PR25 1XB

Wednesday 3rd October St Thomas’ Church, Blackpool, FY1 3NJ

Monday 8th October Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Thursday 18th October St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth, LA1 4ST

No need to book a place, just turn up on the night!

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/

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/



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