Training Events

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This course will give you the confidence, understanding and skills you need to work with children and to nurture them in their journey of faith whether you are experienced, new to children's work or hoping to start. It is creative, interactive and accessible course and the modules include key areas of children’s work.

If you are interested in attending or hosting a course please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

'Bite Size' Training Workshops

Equipping and Enabling Creative Prayer, work with Children and Young People


The workshop aims to help discover creative ways to encourage and enable children and young people to pray.  Prayer does not just need to be said in 'hand together, eyes closed' position; or led from the front. There are lots of exciting, creative, playful and engaging ways to encourage a deeper communication with God. In this workshop there will be plenty of opportunity to try out ideas within the session and time to share ideas for praying with children and young people with each other.

'Bite Size' training workshops to further equip and enable your work with children and young people.  Designed to help you grow your skills to work with children and to nurture them on their journey. Bite size courses will provide creative practical ideas in three different aspects of work with children and young people. 

The Bite Size training course can be delivered on any subject regarding children, youth, all age or family work.  If you would like to arrange a training session (s) in your locality.

For further information please e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Children's and Youth Development Officer or tel: 07515 721172 

Children's Synod

Children's Synod is an opportunity to take part in Synod in a fun and active way. Meet new friends, have fun and explore through Games, Craft, Worship and Workshops. The next Children's Synod will be March 2018.

Safeguarding Training Good Practice 2016

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This is the new URC Good Practice and Safeguarding training session.  It is primarily designed for people who work with children or young people on behalf of the United Reformed Church.  However, ministers, local church leaders, safeguarding coordinators, and anyone who is looking for a basic introduction or refresher training for good practice in safeguarding children & young people are welcome to attend. Other Safeguarding Training Dates will be published here when available.  

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // ![DATA[ document.write(''); // ]]> or telephone Sue Drane at the Synod Office 01223 830770If your church has a group of people (approximately 6-8) who require training and need a local and accessible venue, please contact Nicola Grieves 

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