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All events are free of charge and online unless otherwise stated.
(For recordings of previous webinars, please visit our Past Events page)

Upcoming events

24th June 2pm

Applying for a faculty

The Church Buildings and Growing the Rural Church teams will take you through the process of applying for a faculty. We’ll show you how to find the information you need for statements of significance and need, and will discuss some of the pitfalls to avoid. This webinar will answer the most common questions asked and there will be a Q&A session as part of this webinar focusing on the process of applying for a faculty, but not individual applications.

Subtitles available.

29th June 2pm

Open Churches – an insurer’s perspective

Kay Short, Church Insurance Consultant for Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, will provide guidance, information and encouragement from the Insurer’s perspective for parishes who do or are thinking about opening their church doors for visitors outside of service times. Kay will take you through the 6 steps to opening safely and securely, and will allow plenty of time for Q&A.

Subtitles available.

6th July 2pm

Introduction to digital giving

If you’re starting your digital journey or need a refresh, come and join the Mission Resources team as they give you tips on how to make the most of digital giving in your church.

Email Sarah Owen to book, or simply click the button on the left.

14th July 10am

How to write a survey

The Growing the Rural Church team will take you through the basic steps to planning and writing an effective survey. This session will cover how to work from your initial research questions through to deciding on appropriate question types and designing your survey. It will be practical so bring along an example to work on in the session.

Subtitles available.

22nd July 10am

Consulting your community

This interactive session with the Growing the Rural Church team will guide you through a range of ways to consult your community without sending out a survey. We’ll show you how interactive tools can be used and adapted to help you reach a wide range of demographics within your community. We’ll also talk through the resources available on loan from the Growing the Rural Church team.

Subtitles available.

Future events

Check our newsletter for dates of future events as they are announced.

Writing a funding application

The teams from Church Grants and Growing the Rural Church will explain what makes a successful funding application, looking at outcomes and gathering evidence as to how your project will meet them.

Work Hubs

Devon Work Hubs will share the work of the team, and look at what is involved in offering your church building as a work hub. The Growing the Rural Church team will then think about what that might mean for you, and signpost you to resources and support available to help you set up a work hub in your building.

Developing a Pilgrimage:

Part 1 – Being a Devon Pilgrim route

Find out about the work behind Devon Pilgrim project, what it means to be part of it and whether being a Devon Pilgrim route is right for your idea.

Part 2 – Developing a route

This session will take you through the practical steps of developing a route. It will include advice on engaging local business and artists, working with local land owners and planning a route that is safe and manageable.

Part 3 – Your pilgrimage narrative

This session will look at the differences between a walk and a pilgrimage, and what you can provide to help people walking your route to engage on a spiritual level. We’ll talk through the importance of working together as a single route team to develop a narrative, so your route has a sense of direction and doesn’t become a church dot to dot route.

The Creativity sessions

These three informal sessions will get those creativity muscles working, provide some challenges to have some fun with and generate some ‘out of the box’ thinking and possibilities. Likely to be slightly chaotic. Come with an open mind and prepared to laugh.

*Not just for people who think they are creative (Spoiler alert – We are all creative!)

Session 1: What if…?
Session 2: Potentially Adventury
Session 3: Provocations and Restrictions


Engaging your community through Advent

A look at some creative ways you can engage your community throughout Advent in and around your local area. Examples of successful ideas from around the country that you might like to try. This session will be led by the Growing the Rural Church team but do bring along any ideas of your own to share!


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