Diocesan events and training are displayed here. This calendar will also display events submitted from parishes across the Diocese and occasionally third party events where we believe there might be a wider interest. For these events, please contact the event organiser to be sure of whether the event you are expecting to attend is still planning to go ahead.


November 2023
January 2024
Monday, 20 May
10:00am - 12:30pm
Bishop’s Teaching Morning for Clergy
Bishop’s teaching morning with the Rev’d Dr Olga Fabrikant-Burke (Ridley Hall, Cambridge).
Education and Schools
Tuesday, 21 May
10:00am - 1:30pm
DBE: SIAMS Day 2 - The Impact of Collective Worship
This course will identify the main features of effective practice in Collective Worship and highlight current resources available to help schools enrich the quality of their worship.
Children and Youth
Tuesday, 21 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm
YouthScape Essentials Course
A 10 week online youth training course.
Buildings and Churchyards
Wednesday, 22 May
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Churchyards Workshop 2024
Where clergy and parishes have churchyards (especially open, but also closed ones), they have pastoral opportunity and also a site for many potential problems. They can be experienced as a significant burden, as well as a means of enriching community engagement.
Ministry and Leadership
Thursday, 23 May
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Apologetics – Invitation to a book club
This is an invitation to a meeting, convened by Doug Chaplin, about forming a book club (or if you prefer more academic framing, a seminar) to read and reflect on Alister McGrath’s new book, Christian Apologetics: An Introduction (Wiley Blackwell, 2023).
Education and Schools
Thursday, 23 May
6:00pm - 7:30pm
DBE: Being an Ex-Officio or Bishop's Representative
This session will look at the unique role of the clergy Ex-Officio or approved Bishop’s Representative on the governing body of a church school.
Sunday, 26 May
Choral Evensong with the ‘COME AND SING CHOIR’
Choral Evensong with the ‘COME AND SING CHOIR’. A choir of 30 drawn from Anglican and Methodist/URC local congregations.
Ministry and Leadership
Talk, seminar, lecture
Thursday, 30 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Preaching the Gospel
In this session, we will explore a narrative approach to Mark’s Gospel which enables us to hear the writer’s distinctive voice and themes, and to deepen our appreciation for the whole Gospel and its unique portrayal of Jesus.
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