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This page is a combined list of all of the training which we are offering as a circuit, along with all of the training we are recommending, including that run by our partners. We hope that this list will help all of our members who are interested in further training to be able to find it and undertake it.

Our Training Programme

From September 2017 we will be developing and growing our training portfolio to better equip our three thousand members, this can be found in our training courses and events list below. If you are one of those members and have a training need which is not met below, please do get in touch with our training lead, Tom Milton, on 0121 616 1800 or email him here. If you know of training which is happening and not listed here, but which would be helpful for us to signpost, then please also get in touch with Tom.

Training Courses and Events

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Start: 22nd February 2018 9:30 am End: 29th September 2018 4:30 pm

Pastoral Supervision Certificate & Diploma Course

This course is open to both lay and ordained and consists of four modules of three days each. Participants can choose to exit the programme with either a certificate or diploma. These qualifications are validated by the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice. The course training hours exceed those required for senior accreditation with APSE.


Start: 26th June 2018 10:00 am End: 26th June 2018 3:00 pm

District Safeguarding Conference 2018

Keep the date free! District Safeguarding Conference on Tuesday June 26th 2018 at South Parade Methodist Church, Sutton Park Circuit from 10am to 3pm. Excellent speakers already arranged including Dr. Lisa Oakley, a leading expert on spiritual abuse, and a contribution from a survivor of abuse.

The Conference is open to ministers,circuit safeguarding coordinators, trainers, safeguarding officers and all those involved in and committed to making our churches a safe place of welcome for all. Further details to follow re making bookings.

Start: 30th June 2018 10:00 am End: 30th June 2018 1:00 pm

Church Stewards Gathering

Description: We hope that as many Church Stewards as possible will attend as we meet to worship, pray, and spend time together with a view to developing together our ministry as Church Stewards.

More detailed information about this event and booking information will be available nearer the time.

Start: 17th July 2018 12:00 am End: 14th August 2018 12:00 am

Data Protection Training

We will be providing training on data protection for those who are part of our circuit in the form of five identical training sessions during the summer of 2018. This will include covering the basics of data protection and how to keep people's data safe, as well as advice on working within the new GDPR legislation which has just come into force.