Online Faculty System Training and Chancellor's Directions
The DAC are not offering any specific training sessions on the Online Faculty System and Chancellor's Directions at the moment. However, we will be taking part in the Archdeacon's Churchwarden's training events throughout June and September. Please contact your Archdeacon's office if you wish to book a place on those training events.
To download a Pdf of the Powerpoint Training on the Chancellor's Directions 2016, please click here.
Health and Safety and Risk Assessment Training
After the success of the four previous training sessions in 2016-17, the Leeds Diocese is hosting a further training session, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, on Health and Safety and Risk Assessment for churchwardens and/or other parish officers. The training is aimed mainly at churches in the north-east of the diocese but is open to anyone. The session will be led by Kevin Thomas and Huw Andrews from Ecclesiastical Insurance. The training will enable parishes to assess their health and safety needs and by the end of the evening the aim is that all participants will be able to confidently create and maintain risk assessments for all aspects of church life.
The training will take place on the following date, time and venue:
- Thursday 28th September 11.00am-1.00pm at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, St Cuthbert’s Church, Colburn Lane, Colburn, Catterick Garrison, DL9 4LT
Booking is essential. Please contact Jen Read on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 3530278 to book your place.
Unfortunately, due to the distances that Kevin and Huw have to travel we are unable to offer an evening training session. If you cannot attend the training, please do pass this information onto someone from your church who may wish to attend. Please also feel free to bring along any fabric or health and safety officers from your church. All are welcome.
Burial Grounds of England Survey – free places still available
The CBC has been working with several dioceses and a number of national partners including Historic England, the University of York and Atlantic Geomatics to develop the software and survey methodology to create digital plans of our churchyards and cemeteries (and everything within them, including buildings) which is compatible with the Church Heritage Record and Online Faculty System. This would allow parishes to better manage their churchyards and if they wish their buildings, with a live online record which they can use and update. Having an accurate plan is also useful for attracting visitors and stimulating local interest in the memorials and ecology of a churchyard. The offer has a cost depending on several factors, but we are working on reducing this to a minimum, with the initial survey at very low cost or perhaps free; obviously critical mass nationally is the key in this regard.
If you are interested in this project, tentatively called the Burial Grounds of England Survey, then please put in your diaries the following dates, when we will be holding free launch events. These will be held at London Waterloo St John, 13th June, and York St Michael-le-Belfry, 23rd June, both from 10-16.00, sandwich lunch and refreshments provided. Contact Joseph Elders if you wish to register or know more.