Core Training

As the APCM season is upon us we would like to encourage you to book onto the new safeguarding training which we are offering.

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.

Safer recruitment update

Please read our PCC members and safeguarding checks document for important information regarding safer recruitment and eligibility for DBS checks


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
January 4 2- 4.30 pm St Matthew’s Church, Cheltenham
January 11 7- 9.30 pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Thornbury
February 8 7- 9.30 pm St Lawrence Parish Hall, Barnwood
February 22 7- 9.30 pm St Lawrence Church, Lechlade
March 15 10- 12:30 pm Dymock Parish Hall
March 29 2- 4.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Newent
April 5 7- 9.30pm Winchcombe Abbeyfields Community Centre
April 26 7- 9.30 pm Redmarley Hall
May 3 7-9.30pm Church Rooms, Chipping Campden
May 18 7- 9.30 pm St Barnabas, Cheltenham
May 31 7- 9.30 pm Bream Church, Forest of Dean
June 7th 10am- 12:30 pm Corse and Staunton Village Hall
June 21 7- 9.30 pm Chipping Sodbury Church Centre
July 12 7- 9.30 pm Bisley Village Hall, Stroud
July 26 10am – 12:30pm Up Hatherley Church Centre
September 6 7- 9.30 pm Parish Room, St George’s, Nailsworth
September 20 2- 4.30 pm English Bicknor Village Hall
October 5 7- 9.30 pm St Mary’s Parish Hall, Thornbury
October 19 7- 9.30 pm St Mary’s Parish Room, Wotton
November 9 10am- 12:30 pm Parish Centre, Cirencester
November 30 2- 4.30 pm Holy Ascension, Oddington

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. 

January 18   St Nicolas Church, Prestbury
January 25   Laud Room, Church House
February 1    Laud Room, Church House
February 8    Laud Room, Church House
March 8        Laud Room, Church House
March 22      St Nicolas Church, Prestbury
April 5           Laud Room, Church House
April 26          Laud Room, Church House
May 10          St Matthew’s, Cheltenham
May 24           Laud Room, Church House
June 14          St Matthew’s, Cheltenham
June 28           Laud Room, Church House
July 5              Laud Room, Church House
July 19            Laud Room, Church House
September 13    Laud Room, Church House
September 27    Laud Room, Church House
October 5          Laud Room, Church House
October 12         Laud Room, Church House
November 16      Laud Room, Church House
November 23      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 Kate Peake

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