Children’s Work Training and Events

Training and events going on in and around the Diocese organised by the Board of Education

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. Meetings will start at 7pm, aiming to be finished by around 8.30pm.
No need to book a place, just turn up on the night!

Dates for summer term

Tuesday 14th May             Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Monday 20th May             St Thomas’ Church, Caunce Street, Blackpool, FY1 3NJ

Tuesday 4th June              St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth Road, Lancaster, LA1 4ST

Monday 10th June            St John’s Church, Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1XB

This term there will be training on working with children with additional needs with the fantastic Lynn McCann, plus a short slot on children’s well being. Hope to see you there!


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.


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.

Across the Diocese and beyond

Events and training offered by other organisations

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 Stories of travel into hard to reach places.

18th May 2019 – NT Live £15


St Bartholomew’s @ The Redeemer
Jack Walker Way, Blackburn, Lancs, BB2 4JJ

God Play Conference

Godly Play UK are hosting a Childhood Spirituality Conference at Sheffield Cathedral exploring children’s play and the implications it has on our work.

Saturday 11th May 2019 £47 (includes lunch)

A mixture of lections, discussions and workshops.

Playtime National Conference 2019

The Playtime National Conference gives us a chance to take a step back, gather together and dream big for the year ahead whilst discovering new ideas and being inspired. This year it is being hosted in Wigan.

Saturday 28th September (Starting at £28pp)

Ideal for those who run toddler groups or are involved in running one. The day will have a mixture of workshops, speakers and worship.

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.

Safeguarding Training

The Diocesan Safeguarding Officers hold regular training events throughout the year. Click below to visit the main Diocesan Website to find out more.

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.

Click below to visit the sites of two recommended courses for you to explore: