Safeguarding Core Training

The core training is for PCC members, church wardens, bell tower captains and their deputies, pastoral visitors, nominated people and those helping or leading groups for children or vulnerable adults.

The sessions are 2.5 hours long and we have put on workshops across the Diocese. We cover safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, safer recruitment and you will get the opportunity to work through scenarios relating to your role.

To book on please…

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or queries.

We would recommend that you discuss the training opportunities at one of your upcoming PCC meetings.

Core Training – aimed at those on PCCs, Churchwardens and those with trustee or other children and vulnerable adult responsibilities in parish settings, and for Nominated People.  We sadly cant visit every PCC so we are offering a range of sessions across the year which we hope many will attend.  You will need to check with your PCC members if they have attended training so that you can update any of your local records.

Date Time Venue
Thursday 5 October 7- 9.30 pm St Mary’s Parish Hall, Thornbury    FULL
Thursday 19 October 7- 9.30 pm St Mary’s Parish Room, Wotton   FULL
Thursday 9 November 10am- 12:30 pm Parish Centre, Cirencester    FULL

New clergy joining us from other dioceses will be invited to this training and we will work across our counterpart offices so that we can track what training they have done and add them into our refresher training diary at the right point!

Core Training for clergy

All curates, have a bespoke session to the diocese which we arrange directly. We are also working with Cathedral volunteers to provide training for them, and for other important roles within the Cathedral.


These workshops will be delivered from 10 am- 3pm centrally in Gloucester.

We will be in touch with all Clergy and Readers directly to book them onto these sessions. 

Wednesday 27 September      Laud Room, Church House  FULL

Thursday 5 October                 Laud Room, Church House  FULL

Thursday 12 October               Laud Room, Church House

Saturday 14 October                St Matthew’s, Cheltenham

Wednesday 18 October           Laud Room, Church House

Wednesday 15 November       Laud Room, Church House

Wednesday 23 November       St George’s, Tuffley


Meetings for nominated people in benefices and parishes to help you share good practice and ideas as well as support and learn from each other.

To book a place on any of these  please contact

16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence

As part of the international 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence, which takes place between the 25 November and 10 December this year, we are launching our Domestic Abuse Workshops.


27 November 2pm-4.30pm, St Paul’s, St. Paul’s Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4EZ

28 November 7pm – 9.30pm, The Old Town Hall, High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP

30 November, 7pm-9.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, 10 Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5LZ

1 December 10am-12.30pm, Laud Room, Church House, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY

A member of senior clergy will be at each session to open the event. The Police, Restored and GDASS (Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service) will also be present.

This is such an important subject, please do book yourself in to one of the events.

In addition to the training events we are lighting up Gloucester Cathedral tower in purple to highlight the cause.

Book early to secure a space. Please email


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