Category Archives: Training

First Day in the Office!


Hello, my name is Paul Smith and I am the new Youth Advisor in the Diocese. I am married to Sarah and have 2 beautiful daughters Kayla and Edie. I live in Chandler’s Ford and was the Youth Minister in the Parish there for just over 3 years. I am really excited about this new role and all that God has for us as a Diocese. I look forward to meeting lots of you and getting to know you as I support you in your ministry to the amazing young people across this Diocese. If you need to contact me you can email me: or call me on: 07841517519.


Thy Kingdom Come: Evangelism Training



During Thy Kingdom Come we will be offering the chance for you to join in evangelism in Winchester on Saturday 3rd June.  There will be training opportunities available to prepare you – you only need to attend one of these to participate.  These will take place at Christ Church Winchester (Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester SO23 9SR) on the 11th and 31st May from 7.30pm to 9pm.

It’s open to Young People – why not bring your youth group!

The plan for the day is as follows:

Session 1 Session 2 Details
9.30 1.30 Meet outside the West door of the Cathedral to pray and for a final briefing


10.00 2.00 Go out in pairs to talk to people in and around the cathedral grounds
11.30 3.30 Gather together to share stories and to pray



12.00 4.00 End



For more information, or to book a place, please contact



@Spire Old Alresford Place, 19th June, 2-7pm

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Andy and Sarah are headed to the Old Alresford Place, 19th June 2-7pm, for an afternoon drop in sessions for all those working with Children, Families and Young people in the Alresford Deanery – or those who wish they were!

Come along with any of your questions, check out our resources stand, even bring your team for a bit of training (drop us an email if you’d like to book a specific training slot –

We’ll be there from 2pm until 7pm, so come before the school run or after work. We’d love to encourage and resource you!

It’s for… children and youth leaders, clergy, liscensed ministers, parents, volunteers, interested parties, PCC members, grandparents – you name it!

Level 2 and 3 Youth Work Training Course, Bournemouth

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Over the next year AIMCommunity in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council, will be delivering Level 2 and Level 3 Youth Work Practice courses for youth workers, students, volunteers and anyone else interested in getting involved in youth work.

The course will run from May across a year in 15 sessions and cover many important aspects of youth work including Theories of Youth Work, Working with Groups, Safeguarding, Reflective Practice and much more.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, then drop in to theOpen Evening on Friday 31st March between 6-8pm to find out more. Its a drop in session, so you don’t need to stay for the whole time. If you can’t make that session, then drop an email to and they’ll arrange to get you all the information you might need.

Creative Prayer Workshop – 15th Feb


Come along for a day of creative prayer workshops – helping you imagine what it might look like in your context, There will be sessions on engaging with children and young people, praying outside, centring prayer and loads more. All the resourcing you’ll need to engage with 2017’s Thy Kingdom Come Novena in May.

Wednesday 15th February 2017,  Wessex Learning Centre, Winchester Cathedral 9.30am – 4.15pm including lunch

The full programme is below.


All Inclusive? Kids and Youth Team Training Evening, Wed 2nd Nov, Winchester Vineyard

All Inclusive? Kids and Youth Team Training Evening

  • Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Winchester Vineyard
  • Tickets – £5


An essential seminar for all parents, teachers, church leaders, youth and children’s leaders, and anyone who cares about children and young people with special or additional needs.

Explore some of the statistics and explode some of the myths surrounding working with kids with special needs. Look at some of the key strategies that you can use to make what you offer more inclusive. Identify some of the amazing benefits that inclusion can bring to your whole group. We’ll also highlight some further resources that you can use as you work though this with your teams. The evening programme is presented in two halves, each lasting around 40 minutes, with a 20 minute interval in between and a Q&A session afterwards. This will include an opportunity to hear about how Urban Saints can serve churches in its work with children and young people, plus the chance to look at various resources during the interval. Presented by Mark Arnold, who is the Chief Operating Officer at youth and children’s missionary movement Urban Saints (formerly known as Crusaders). Mark has over 20 years of youth work experience and is the father of James, a boy with Autism.

European Puppet & Creative Arts Ministry Festival, RUGBY, Fri Oct 28th 2016


The Euopean Puppet and Creative Arts Ministry Festival is coming to Rugby!

85 workshops available over the two days

With workshops led by Maegan Bruce, Jared Hall, Bob Hartman and Shane Rootes from the USA as well as a wide range of special UK guests including Bob Goody (Scripture Union), Steve & Kay Morgan-Gurr, Lynn McCann (Reachout ASC), Becky May (Messy Church), Jason Westmoreland, Amy Robinson, Andrew Holden, Matthew Gray, our Regional Trainers and more.

There will be hands-on workshops on puppetry, gospel illusions, storytelling, all-age services, ventriloquism, working with children and adults with learning difficulties and SEN, Messy Church, worship, drama, creative communication, gospel ballooning and more. All for both the absolute beginner and plenty of classes for those who are more experienced and keen to develop their skills further.

Return home inspired and equipped with skills and resources to use in your services, Messy Church, Open the Book sessions, outreach and work in the schools and community!

Find out more and book on here.