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pair of well-used trainersSmall Group Leader Training 25-27th January 2019

There are times in our lives when we really grow in faith, and often that is when we get to discuss, laugh and pray together in a small faith group.  Here is an opportunity to get groups like this off the ground around the diocese, with a fantastic training weekend in January for all who would like to start new groups or brush up on their skills

  • What is faith, and how do we share it?
  • Small group skills – how to get everyone talking, tricky situations etc
  • How to lead prayer• How to choose the right course for your parish
  • How to get volunteers and build a team of helpers
  • Shared prayer time and reflection with like-minded people  

With busy people in mind, this course has two main aims:

  1. To give people the broad range of skills needed to run adult faith groups in parishes.
  2. To provide opportunities for personal growth and learning for participants so that they can receive as well as give


This is a residential weekend at the lovely Kings Park Centre in Northampton, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, to learn, to pray and to be inspired.  

Where possible, we are encouraging 2 people to come from each parish as then it’s easier to get things off the ground when back in the parish.

18th Jan - This course is now FULL

.To be put on a waiting-list for a possible future repeat,. please send your name to Avril Baigent as below. 

 For more information, email avril@northamptondiocese.com, 07823 788 310.  £25 deposit.   Subsidised by the Together in Faith Lay Formation Fund.

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