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. In response to feedback from parishes we are offering a 3-hour session tailored specifically for Churchwardens, PCC Secretaries and PCC Treasurers. We believe that this will be of value to both new office holders and those who have held the position a while as well as others in the parish team.

To make the training as accessible as possible we are running each session 3 times on 3 different dates and at venues across Cornwall.

After each training session there will be an opportunity to speak informally to the presenters and in addition there will be advisors on hand to answers questions about data protection (GDPR), safeguarding and provide general information about support available for parish officers.

Refreshments and a pasty will be provided.

 

The Treasurer session will include

• The Role of the PCC Treasurer and being a charity trustee –Sophie Eddy, Director of Finance and Assets and Agatha Hodges, Finance Officer
A quick guide to the Return of Parish Finance – Sophie Eddy, Director of Finance and Assets and Agatha Hodges, Finance Officer
A quick guide to Parochial Fees – Sophie Eddy, Director of Finance and Assets and Agatha Hodges, Finance Officer
Data protection and record keeping – Kate Cortez, Head of Church House Operations
• Stewardship – tools for giving, fundraising and campaigns – Rebecca Evans, Parish Support Advisor

The dates are

Saturday 13th October 9.45am – 1pm at St Martin’s Church, Liskeard
Tuesday 13th November 6pm – 9.15pm at Wadebridge Christian Centre, Wadebridge
Saturday 2nd February 2019 9.45am – 1pm at Heartlands, Pool

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Resources

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

 

The Secretary session will include:

• The Role of the PCC Secretary and being a charity trustee –Esther Pollard, Diocesan Secretary and Lesley Fusher, Assistant Diocesan Secretary
A quick guide to the Electoral Roll – Esther Pollard, Diocesan Secretary and Lesley Fusher, Assistant Diocesan Secretary
A quick guide to the APCM including what to do when – Esther Pollard, Diocesan Secretary and Lesley Fusher, Assistant Diocesan Secretary
Pastoral reorganisation and what is means for you – Esther Pollard, Diocesan Secretary
Data protection and record keeping – Kate Cortez, Head of Church House Operations
Digital security – Keeping your parish safe online – Kelly Rowe, Head of Communications

The dates are

Thursday 25th October 6pm – 9.15pm at Gwealan Tops, Redruth
Saturday 17th November 9.45am – 1pm at St Martin’s Church, Liskeard
Saturday 19th January 2019 9.45am – 1pm at Hawksfield, Wadebridge

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Resources

The Role of the PCC Secretary and being a charity trustee

Data Protection for Secretaries

The Churchwarden session will include:

• The Role of the Churchwarden and being a charity trustee – Laura Chesham from VWV Solicitors and Esther Pollard, Diocesan Secretary
Health and Safety for churches – Kevin Thomas from Ecclesiastical Insurance
• The DAC – Sue Thorold, DAC Secretary
Why and How: the Statistics for Mission return – Julian Briscoe, Head of Church Growth
• A Churchwardens guide to handling the media – Richard Best, Straightshot Communications
Welcome – Liz Wallace, Parish Support Advisor

The dates are

Saturday 6th October 9.45am – 1pm at All Saints Community Centre, Tuckingmill, Camborne
Saturday 24th November 9.45am – 1pm at The Pavillion, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge
Wednesday 16th January 2019 6pm – 9.15pm at St Martin’s Church, Liskeard

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Resources

Role of the churchwarden and being a charity trustee PDF

Statistics for Mission PDF

Working with the media PDF

Safeguarding

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