On a gloriously sunny day in May, our diocesan churchwardens and church officers met in Chapel en le Frith for our latest network event.
Officers came from across the whole diocese with one person making a round trip of over one hundred miles to attend!
Bishop Malcolm opened the day on Churchyards and Wildlife, and Revd Dr David Mundy helped us to reflect on the importance of Caring for God’s World.
We finished the morning with a Fun Faculty Quiz (and yes, faculties done this way are fun!) and a presentation on how churchyards can be great places for all sorts of fun learning activities for people of all ages.
The afternoon was a choice of discussion groups covering ‘Wildflowers, wellbeing and working together’, two churches sharing their experiences of the journey to Ecochurch, a DAC surgery and a workshop on how to publicise your parish events – ‘Communicating Well’.
We are always grateful for your feedback from these days. We read every comment and use them to help us plan future events, wherever we can.
In response to the person who put as their answer to the question ‘What could we have done better?’, “pick a rainy day”, all I can say is that we’ll try!