Training and Support

The team run many training days and courses throughout the year right across the diocese. Here is some information about the courses that are currently running:

Working with Children and Young People

A course designed to serve as both an introduction for those Two children walking through a fieldnew to working with children and young people and as a refresher for those who already have some experience. A nine week course. The range of topics includes: Principles and Values, Good Practice, Child and Faith Development, Ways of Working,  Resources: Adapting, Evaluating and Funding, Family Ministry and Faith at Home, Inclusion and Exclusion, Intergenerational Worship and Prayer, Dilemmas and Next Steps.

Engaging with Schools

A workshop designed to help parishes think about opportunities to engage with their local schools. It will cover a number of possible opportunities, highlighting ways to get started.

Engaging with Christenings Families

A workshop to help parishes think about the opportunities that Christenings offer.

Godly Play

Godly Play is a way of exploring Bible stories in a creative, measured and imaginative way. Click here to view our leaflet and view the national Godly Play UK website here. Within the Diocese we have Godly Play Advocates who are able to deliver taster sessions. Godly Play resources can be borrowed from two of our Area Resource Hubs; one in Wakefield Cathedral Education Centre and one to be confirmed – see here for more information on when you can access the Resource Hubs. 


There are lots of resources available to help support children and young people in discipleship and growing in faith. This booklet brings together some of those the team have identified as being useful. It isn’t an exhaustive list, but gives a starting point. We regularly review resources, so please do email us on childrenyouth [at] if there are others you would like to recommend!

For more information about our courses and events, please visit the Diocesan Digital Learning Platform where you can register your interest for potential courses, access resources, and complete some online training.

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