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Every year we run a range of training sessions and courses, as well as attending those arranged by organisations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Many of these can be delivered online or in person, and our calendar of training includes both so that you can choose which is best for you and your church.
Our sessions cover a wide range of topics, from maintenance to tourism and from grants to marketing. Here on our website we have some training films, which you can watch and share, helping you to make the most of your amazing spaces. Last year we delivered our training and workshops to thousands of volunteers, clergy and others.
We also manage networking spaces, where you can share best practice or test ideas with others.
Do keep checking this page, as all new sessions will be advertised here.
Training and sharing knowledge about church buildings is a key part of what we do. Our courses are welcoming delivered in a friendly manner with plenty of opportunity for Q&As both during and afterwards in the chat sessions.
I was impressed by the knowledge and positive attitude of the contributors and the amount of expertise and support available
: All Saints, Newtown, Powys
Welsh Places of Worship Forum
A group on Facebook for anyone representing a place of worship in Wales. Working with the Welsh Places of Worship Forum, we manage this space as a place to share ideas and best practice. If you're from a church, chapel, meeting house or other place of worship in Wales, please join us!
National Churches Trust : Northern Ireland
A page on Facebook to share information for places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christian denominations throughout Northern Ireland. We'd love you to follow the page and be a part of the chat.
Take great photos
A picture is worth a thousand words. Taking beautiful photographs doesn't have to be difficult, though. You probably have the tools to hand and with our advice your page, website and social media can be brighter and more engaging in a snap! Watch our four short training films.
Make great films
If a picture speaks 1000 words, imagine what a video is worth. Watch our four short training films to help you take and edit brilliant short films of your church. Creating brilliant videos doesn't have to be difficult, our four short films will show you how to capture, edit and share your footage using free tools.
How to : short films
Create a QR code
By simply pointing your smartphone's camera onto a QR code this will open up a destination web address, document or something else.
5 actions towards sustainability
We are very grateful to Hamish Leese from Action for Hope at the Methodist Church for sharing five brilliant actions you can take today to help your church towards sustainability.
Find creative commons images
Most images shared online are protected by copyright. The good news is, it’s often easy to find an image that you can use.