There are a wide variety of training and development needs across the Diocese. You can explore theses options in the section and pages below.
Some of the training offered will be an essential requirement of the role. For example, if you hold a church role it is probable that you will be required to have achieved at least one formal safeguarding training course (C0). Most formal parish roles will indeed require further levels of training to also be completed in addition to this basic C0 module.
Similarly, to become, for example, a Churchwarden, Authorised Lay Minister, Licensed Lay Minister or Ordained member of the Clergy, there will be training and personal development requirements of these roles prior to taking office.
Generally speaking, once holding these offices there will also then be an ongoing requirement to continue and or renew certain requirements, (for example clergy are expected to continue lifelong personal development, known as Continuing Ministerial Development).
Optional personal development
There are also a wide range of options to support role holders to develop their understanding of areas ranging from administrative matters of church care, through to dealing with conflict management to developing digital communication skills.
Explore your training options further
The sections below help you navigate to the relevant website pages, depending on your role or the type of training or personal development you’re looking to explore.