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29th May Evening Diocesan Training: Hove, Bishop Hannington Church BN3 7NH

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Bishop Hannington Church

Nevill Avenue

Hove

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FREE DIOCESAN TRAINING

The 2019 training seminars are seeking to raise awareness of seasons of change rippling through all parts of the UK, with particular focus on the ongoing governance of our church councils and the future ministry in our churches.

The issues facing us all are :

  • Churches soon may have to register with the Charity Commission;
  • the new generation of smartphone carriers use digital methods of money transfer, and rarely carry cash.
  • Banks are closing: the Government expects cash to become a niche product by 2026......

Newer and existing generations of givers may need further discipling in the grace of giving. Meanwhile, the finances of our diocese cannot continue as in the past. Clergy are the main cost that our giving pays for, and we do not receive any grants for parish ministry from the Church of England.

As with the diocese, PCCs ought to adopt a strategy for taking our places of worship through this century and into the future beyond the present day. The seminars will provide some pointers to assist in that process.

What can we do to try to ensure that parish ministry continues to be funded? It is a stark reality that Jams and Jumble will never be enough to pay for our churches. And if Hall bookings are too high a proportion of our total income, profits may be subject to tax.

What strategies are available to inform our parishioners of the benefits of taking part in the church family, and how can we embrace them as we seek to fund all the demands of life and ministry in the 21st Century?

This year we will excite and challenge all church members who have a heart for their parish and for planning for the future success of their church.

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