Past Events

Recordings of all our past webinars and sessions are available to watch here, or on our Vimeo site.

Setting up a community business in your church

In this webinar we were joined by Charlotte Foster from Plunkett Foundation who gave us an overview of their Places of Worship campaign, which supports and funds local communities to establish businesses and services in their church buildings, addressing community needs and contributing to the sustainability of churches. We were also joined by Will Page of Ride On Cycling, who had a very interesting proposition for rural churches.

Webinar recorded on 23rd March 2022

Community audits

In this webinar we were joined by Andrew Clark and Carol Ward from Church Grants, who helped us to consider community audits, how they increase our understanding of needs within our communities, and how they help us to write tailored funding applications.

Webinar recorded on 25th November 2021

Applying for a faculty

The Exeter Diocese Church Buildings team and DAC chair offer advice on how to put together and submit your faculty application.

Webinar recorded on 24th June 2021

Working with the DAC

The Church Buildings team share the work of the DAC and give advice about the best ways to work with them and involve them in your project.

Webinar recorded on 12th May 2021

Becoming a Festival Church

The Archdeacon of Exeter and the Growing the Rural Church team explain what it means to be a Festival Church.

Webinar recorded on 27th April 2021

Writing a Case for Support

The teams from Church Grants and Growing the Rural Church take you through writing a case for support for your church project.

Webinar recorded on 20th April 2021

Simplifying Governance

This webinar explains the range of governance options for church buildings from informal arrangements with ecumenical partners or neighbouring parishes to full pastoral re-organisation.

Webinar recorded on 31st March 2021

Resource Hub launch

Welcome to the launch of the GtRC Resource Hub

Webinar recorded on 8th March 2021

Planning a project and Raising funds

The team from Church Grants take you through the process of project planning, with particular focus on obtaining funding from external sources. Q&A with Church Grants and GtRC.

Webinar recorded on 4th March 2021

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