Training & development sessions

Throughout the year, the Church Buildings Team offer a number of training sessions to churches on a range of matters regarding managing and caring for your church building and churchyard. These can be found in the Diocesan Training and Events Programme.

If you would like us to offer a specific subject matter or come to your church or deanery to run a session then please email or call 01905 732809.

Online Training

A number of church and heritage organisations offer online training sessions and webinars. An index of these (that we know of) are listed here:


Archaeology for church building projects

First published on: 25th November 2021

A recorded training session with Victoria Bryant: Worcester DAC Archaeology Adviser and DAC Advice note.

Caring for towers and a safe return to ringing

First published on: 1st June 2021

This recorded session, for Churchwardens, clergy, PCC members and ringers will help you plan the activities needed to get your bells ringing again safely and sounding out that churches are open.

Church Buildings and the Post-Covid Church sessions

First published on: 27th April 2021

The sessions will demonstrate how churches can successfully rise to a post-Covid world and offering ideas for you to do the same.

Electrical Safety & Compliance in churches

First published on: 24th May 2023

Slides from the lunchtime training session led by Ian Cramp, Worcester DAC Electrical Advisor, on how to ensure the safety of your church and the people using it.

Faculty Amendment Rules 2022

First published on: 20th September 2022

What’s in the latest revisions to the Faculty Rules? A recorded training session.

Fire Safety for Churches

First published on: 1st February 2023

How to prevent and mitigate the risk of fires in churches - slides from an online lunchtime training session.

Funding for church projects - a whistle stop tour

First published on: 3rd July 2024

Making a case for funding support, major funders and their requirements and compiling a fundraising plan.

Helping Others to Use Your Church

First published on: 26th March 2024

Slides from an online training session about hiring, licensing and leasing churches and church halls

How to interpret and act on your Quinquennial Inspection

First published on: 14th December 2022

How to interpret and act on your Quinquennial Inspection - slides from a lunchtime training seminar

Maintenance for faith buildings

First published on: 27th April 2021

If you are a church warden or volunteer at a faith building this video tells you why buildings decay and helps you to spot potential maintenance issues before they become costly problems.

See the Wood for the Trees

First published on: 4th April 2023

Slides from the lunchtime training session on maintaining trees in a churchyard.

Understanding Faculties

First published on: 13th March 2024

Slides from a training session led by Mark Carter and Hannah Taylor on Understanding Faculties.

Upcoming events and training this month

Contact the Team

The Diocesan Church Buildings Team seeks to support parishes in caring for buildings and can offer advice and assistance on a wide range of topics. They also operate the systems of permission to make changes to churches, known as Faculty Jurisdiction.

If you can’t find the guidance that you are looking for on the site then do contact the team by email or phone 01905 732809.

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