Aug- October 2021
They offer a range of FREE virtual courses including:
- Mental Health First Aid (Adult)
- Mental Health First Aid (Youth)
- Mental Health Awareness
- E-learning Psychological First Aid
- also fund Suicide Awareness courses run through RAD and Harmless which are posted on eventbrite.
Harmless are running training well reputed training for people working with Derbyshire County residents:-
Mental Health Awareness posted on eventbrite
Suicide Awareness Training
To see availability and request a place follow the links by clicking on the date and complete the registration process. A link to the e-learning (1 hour in advance of session) will be sent to you when your place is confirmed.
Limited numbers mean this training books up quickly and is only available for people in Derbyshire (excluding Derby City) working either in a paid or voluntary capacity with the public (particularly vulnerable groups at greater risk of suicide and self-harm) or acting as community representatives.
for more information, future dates and to book.This is free but does not include Derby City. Courses fill up fast.
Eating disorder charity First Steps ED are offering fully funded CPD accredited training to any professional who works with children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire.
For more info or to book.
Full list of training opportunities compiled by Church of England Environment Team see Aug newsletter 2021 click here.
Fundraising is competitive, and there is no easy answer, but our two webinars will help get you started. We recommend coming to both sessions.
Part 1 - ENVIRONMENTAL OPPORTUNITIES
Tue 7th September, 12:00-13:30. REGISTER HERE.
- An introduction to the funding landscape for environmental projects in churches, including the Covid-19 context
- What are the different types of funding available: trusts and foundations, statutory grants, loans, corporate support, individuals, public campaigns?
- What are the success rates in applying for these types of funding?
- Which type of funding is suitable for different projects, both in scale and type?
- How and where can you find out about the opportunities for you, and what do you need to look out for?
PART 2 - HOW TO START FUNDRAISING
Thur 9th September, 12:00-13:30. REGISTER HERE.
- How to plan a fundraising strategy for your environmental project – what are the stages and what are the tools and information you need to have to hand before you start?
- How to communicate the need for your environmental project – your case for support
- Different styles of approach for different types of funder
- Common challenges and pitfalls
Speaker: Andrew Evans, Senior Consultant, Philanthropy Company. Andrew is an experienced fundraising director and consultant who has secured seven figure donations from both individual donors and grant-makers in areas including churches, arts and heritage, health and community development. This has included environmental projects such as LED lighting projects and adding insultation when re-roofing. He also brings strong credentials and personal commitment to environmental sustainability projects, including working pro bono to help his own church secure its Gold EcoChurch award.
SEASON OF CREATION WEBINARS
Mon 13th September, 4-5pm. BOOK HERE
Many people say that their more profound encounters with God occur outside, as they engage with God’s creation. Forest Church takes this as the starting point for worship, gathering outdoors, with engagement with nature at the heart of our prayer. This webinar will cover the ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of Forest Church.
Speakers: Cate Williams is Environmental Engagement Officer for Gloucester Diocese, a Forest Church facilitator and author of the Grove booklet on Forest Church. Rachel Summers is the author of multiple resources including Wild Advent, Wild Lent and Wild Worship. She is a Forest School practitioner and trainer, Forest Church facilitator and pioneer ordinand.
THEOLOGY OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Tues 21st September, 12-1pm. BOOK HERE
Our practical efforts to combat climate change are undergirded by our theology - a belief in a creator God and a hunger and thirst for righteousness, whilst our ability to connect the 'ecological crisis' to our faith is helpful in terms of evangelism and pastoral care.
In this webinar, we consider the theological resources at our disposal and how we might constructively reflect on the context of the Anthropocene from a variety of starting places.
Speaker: Revd Ruth Newton, vicar of St John's Sharow, a silver Eco Church. She is a member of General Synod and involved in environmental training in the Diocese of Leeds.
LET ALL CREATION SING: WORSHIP, PRAYER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Mon 27th September, 4-5pm. BOOK HERE
Vicky Johnson oversees the worship, liturgy and music at the majestic York Minster. In this webinar, she will enable us to bring together God's beautiful creation and our worship and prayers.
Speaker: Revd Canon Dr Vicky Johnson, Canon Precentor at York Minster.
CLIMATE ACTION IS MISSION
Thur 30th September, 12-1pm. BOOK HERE
This webinar explores how climate action fits with all five Marks of Mission, and inspires us to see how this can be part of your church's mission outreach.
Speaker: Revd Grace Thomas, curate at Moss Side, St James with St Clement, and Whalley Range, St Edmund, and one half of the shared Diocesan Environment Officer role in the Diocese of Manchester.
Webinars to support your Eco Church journey
1. AN INTRODUCTION TO AND OVERVIEW OF ECO CHURCH – GETTING STARTED
2. WORKING TOWARDS AN AWARD AND MAINTAINING MOMENTUM
3. WORKING TOWARDS NET ZERO CARBON
Thursday 7th October, noon-1pm. BOOK HERE.
Training webinars on moving towards net zero from the Church of England.
THE BASICS OF HEAT PUMPS
Tue 19th October, 4-5pm. BOOK HERE.
Decarbonising heat is key to achieving Net Zero Carbon. One way to achieve this is to install a heat pump, but this is only suitable in certain circumstances.
This workshop will look at the basics of heat pumps (mainly air source and ground source heat pumps). It will discuss their use, where heat pumps work well, and how to make sure their use is optimised.
The session will also look at some of the common problems that occur with heat pumps. It will give an indication of costs for church installations, but these are very case-by-case.
Speaker: Mark Taylor from TM Energy Solutions is speaking on behalf of the Energy Managers Association. The EMA is dedicated to establishing best-practice in Energy Management and putting Energy Management at the heart of British business.
CONSERVATION PITFALLS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM, EN ROUTE TO NET ZERO CARBON.
Two options: Thur 18th Nov, 4-5pm. BOOK HERE
and Tue 7th Dec, 12-1pm BOOK HERE
This webinar will cover
• some of the conservation pitfalls that projects often encounter, when trying to make environmental changes to historic buildings, and how to avoid them,
• questions people can ask themselves at the very beginning of a project, which will help get projects on the right track,
• examples of changes which can be made that are good environmentally and good for the conservation of historic buildings / interiors.
Speaker: Tobit Curteiss, Architectural Conservator at Tobit Curteis Associates LLP. Tobit runs a practice specialising in the diagnosis and control of environmental deterioration in historic buildings and the conservation of wall paintings. As well as extensive work with churches and cathedrals, Tobit also works for private and institutional clients, including English Heritage, the National Trust, and Historic Royal Palaces. He is an accredited member of the Institute for Conservation, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a fellow of the International Institute of Conservation.
GETTING TO "YES" FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS - SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE FACULTY SYSTEM
Mon 22nd Nov - noon-1:30pm. BOOK HERE
This webinar will focus on the practicalities of how churches who want to carry out environmentally-minded projects (insulation, heating, solar, EV car charging and the like) can best navigate the faculty system. How can they ‘get to yes’ by designing the right project and making their case well?
• What can churches do within list A, list B, and what needs full faculty, and why?
• Who should they get input from, and when, in the process?
• How do they prepare and present their application? What information is needed? What does a good project look like?
• What will their archdeacon want to know, and why? What will the DAC want to know? If it comes to the Church Buildings Council, what will the CBC want to know?
• Ven Malcolm Chamberlain, Archdeacon of Sheffield & Rotherham,
• Lisa McIntyre, the Leeds Diocese DAC Secretary,
• Keri Dearmer, an experienced case officer in the national Cathedral and Church Buildings Division,
• Nigel Walter, a conservation architect and member of the Church Buildings Council.
Note - this webinar is 1.5 hours long.
FINDING THE BALANCE : ASSESSING EMBODIED CARBON IN RETROFIT PROJECTS ON CHURCH BUILDINGS
Tues 30th November, 12:00-13:00. BOOK HERE.
When considering strategies to reduce emissions in operation, there is a danger that the measures themselves could cause more emissions in the manufacture and installation than they would save in practice - and thus achieves the opposite of what is desired.
This is a particular risk in large buildings with relatively low energy demand, especially those used only intermittently. It is thus necessary to be able to compare "embodied" and "operational" carbon emissions and to understand how a changing energy supply matrix affects decisions in the long run.
The webinar will provide participants with the basic information required to understand the subject, and a framework for making decisions which take embodied carbon into account.
Speakers: Nigel Griffiths, Policy Adviser for the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance and Douglas Kent, Technical and Research Director, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
UK Climate Assembly videos can be found here.
Excellent Churches Count on Nature webinar series w/c 5 June 2021 catch up on any of the 12 30m-1 hour recordings on You Tube
Catch up with the October Eco Church Conference run by Diocese of St Albans click here
Free training for professionals working with children and young people and families in Derbyshire from Joined Up Derbyshire, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG.
These course are all FREE to health, social and community staff and volunteers working with adults in Derbyshire and can be booked here.
Germinate Leadership enables lay and ordained leaders from all denominations to develop creative, collaborative and strategic leaders skills for rural church leadership, better equipped to engage effectively with local communities and encourage churches to be an effective Christian presence. The 18-month programme includes four residentials, a 360° leadership appraisal, mentoring and work-shadowing, drawing on wisdom and experience from secular and church leadership spheres as well as lay and ordained ministry experience from across the denominations.
The 2021 Germinate Leadership programme will begin in October. For more information go to arthurrankcentre.org.uk/germinate-leadership.
You can also email for more information about both training opportunities.