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Berkshire Churchwardens’ (Plus!) Training

13 October @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

You’re invited to a training event aimed at churchwardens, PCC members, administrators and others in your church or organisation. You can attend up to three workshops out of a choice of eight, and we’ll end with a (free!) lunch.

Feedback from last year’s event:

  • “I wish I had come to this before I started to assist as Churchwarden!”
  • “Really appreciate these annual sessions – they are informative and it’s good to talk to other churchwardens.”
  • “Thank you very much – I was only disappointed not to be able to attend all the sessions.”
  • “I’ve been Churchwarden for several years, and occasions like this renew my enthusiasm for my work.”

Please note that the Generous Living and Generous Giving workshop has been postponed – we are putting in another date for a standalone event instead. Apologies!

Event schedule:

From 8.45 Arrive, refreshments 

9.15  Welcome and Prayer

9.40  Workshop 1: Choose from “Buildings, Changing and Maintaining”, “Mission: What is it?” and “Making the most of people: HR advice”

10.35  Workshop 2: Choose from “Risk Assessment and Insurance Matters”, “Duties and Functions of the PCC”, “Schools and Parishes: thriving together”

11.25  Break and Refreshments

11.45  Choose from “Churchwardens leading worship: doing it well” and “Navigating the GDPR labyrinth!”

12.40  Plenary and closing worship

13.00  Lunch

14.00  End 


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please drop me (Rhodri Bowen, Berkshire Parish Development Adviser) a line at rhodri.bowen@oxford.anglican.org or 07741 736480. 

What about getting there? (Where do I park?!) 

Sadly Greyfriars does not have onsite parking, except for loading and unloading, but there are a number of nearby car parks including QPark Car Park, Chatham Pl, Reading RG1 7DS, which is 5 minutes’ walk away. Reading Train Station is a short walk away (approx. 6 minutes) if you wisely choose to leave the car behind.

If I’m only interested in one or two workshops, can I just come to those?

Yes. We’d love you to stay for as long as you find useful, and to go to the workshops that will benefit your church or group. If there is just one or two that you would like to attend, or you need to get away before the last workshop slot, please do that. The booking form will make you choose all three workshops! Don’t worry, please just drop me line at rhodri.bowen@oxford.anglican.org with your choices.

Is it alright if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

If someone else is coming in your place, just drop me a line (rhodri.bowen@oxford.anglican.org) to let me know, or ask them to let us know when they arrive at registration on the day. We understand that it might be helpful for someone to make a booking for someone else, particularly if they can’t access the online booking system.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you don’t have to print out your ticket. When you arrive, please come to the registration desk as we’d like to say hello and tick you off our list.


Can I edit or update my registration information?

Please revisit the booking page at any time up to the week before the event to update your details. In particular, please choose your workshops and dietary information before you arrive. 


The event will be held at Greyfriars Church, Friar Street Reading RG1 1EH. There is no parking onsite except for loading and unloading, but there are a number of nearby car parks including: QPark Car Park, Chatham Pl, Reading RG1 7DS (5 mins’ walk).


Greyfriars Church, Reading
Greyfriars Church, Friar St
Reading, Berkshire RG1 1EH GB
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Greyfriars Church, Reading
Greyfriars Church, Friar St
Reading, Berkshire RG1 1EH GB
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