Parish Officer Training 2018-2019

We are pleased to offer a series of training sessions for parish officers and other people in the parishes who play a significant part in the life of the church.  We are currently preparing our new training programme to go live on 11 May 2019.

The training on offer in 2019-20 will include the following:

  • New officer training for treasurers, churchwardens and secretaries;
  • Budgeting and the Return of Parish Finance;
  • Using the Cash Book;
  • Administration of parishes;
  • An introduction to employing people;
  • Promoting your church via social media.

Where possible we will run training in different parts of the diocese to be as accessible as possible.

Please note, it is not yet possible to book onto this training but if you would like to express an interest in one of the courses above or suggest another kind of training please contact

Here are the resources from the training we ran in 2018-19 for office holders:

Resources from Treasurers training:

Role of PCC Treasurer and being a charity trustee PDF

Return of Parish Finance PDF

Parochial Fees Handout PDF

Data Protection for Treasurers PDF

A Quick Guide to Parochial Fees PDF

Resources from Secretaries training:

The Role of the PCC Secretary and being a charity trustee

Data Protection for Secretaries

Resources from Churchwardens training:

Statistics for Mission PDF

Working with the media PDF

Role of the churchwarden and being a charity trustee


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