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.

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!

Children’s Ministry Conference 2019

The Children’s Ministry Conference will return in 2019 and this time we will be exploring how we as churches, can equip parents to raise children who are connected to God. Bookings are now being taken and more information can be found on our Children’s Ministry Conference page:

Click here to find out more and to book. 

Walk through the Bible

Walk through the Bible are running two Walk Through the Bible Live events in Blackburn. These are a great opportunity for anyone working with children to deepen their understanding and learn about how the stories in the Bible fit together

13th October 2018 – NT Live


Wesley Hall, Fielden Street, BB2 1LQ


10th November 2018 – OT Live


St Bartholomew’s Church, Jack Walker Way, BB2 4JJ


Click here to find out more about the events and what Walk through the Bible can offer. 



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/


Amplify is an inspiring course designed to equip those working with children and young people in a Christian context. Over the 6 months, students will participate in a blend of lectures, discussions, assignments and presentations in order to develop their expertise in children and youth work.

Click here to find out more. 



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

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/