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Chester Diocese
February 2018

Monday 5th February 2018 10:00Let's Talk about the Real Life of a VicarLet's Talk about the Real Life of a Vicar- Life behind the collar

This session is open to all those who feel that the lived experience of priestly life and the public perception can sometimes be in tension or even at odds.

This event is to be held at Foxhill House and Woodlands, Tarvin Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6XB

The events are free to attend, and include tea and cake but places must be booked in advance using the Eventbrite link below. For more information please contact: hannah.jones@chester.anglican.org Tel: 01928 718834 Ext 271

There will be 12 Let's Talk about events held though out the year. Find out more on link below.
Tuesday 6th February 2018 10:00Explorers Programme- inSpire: major repair projectPart of the Explorers Programme brought by the Diocesan Mission team: providing the opportunity to visit and hear from churches that have managed a church building project to enhance mission and ministry.

Title- inSpire: managing a major repair project

Theme for the morning- Managing a major repair project and successfully working with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

How to book
Booking is essential. There is a limited number of places (max of 40).
To book, please click on the link at the bottom of this page. This will direct you to our booking system. Click on the green ‘Register’ button to reserve a place.

This event is open to all church denominations in the area.

Introduction - St James’ Church, New Brighton, is a grade II listed building with the claim to fame of having the tallest spire on the Wirral. This makes it a great landmark, but as a Victorian building, also a major responsibility as the spire needed extensive repairs to make it structurally safe.
That phase of the repair project was completed in Spring 2016 and Phase two- which focuses on solving severe damp penetration problems in the chancel- is still ongoing; both projects being successfully part-funded by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants.
Come and see the current project and hear from the church about their experiences of managing these two contrasting repair projects and also successfully working with the HLF. Although recent changes to HLF grants have taken place, the principles of securing and managing HLF funding is relevant across all their grant schemes. The morning includes:
• Getting the repair project going- key factors to put in place
• Tips on successfully applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
• How to manage a major repair project and a HLF grant, including working with the architect, contractors and HLF officer
• Lessons learnt
• What’s next for the church

This event has been organised by the Diocese of Chester. The morning will also include finding out about support available to Anglican churches from the central team at Church House.

Key information
Date- Tuesday 6th February 2018

Time- 10am-12pm (refreshments available from 9.30am)

Location- St James’ Church, Victoria Road/Fowell Road, New Brighton, Wirral. CH45 9LF

Website: www.stjameswithemmanuel.uk
Parking- There is plenty of on-street parking in the area surrounding the church

Public transport- New Brighton station (Merseyrail) is only 200 metres from the church. Several bus routes from various parts of Wirral terminate in New Brighton within walking distance of the church.

Dining – being a seaside resort, New Brighton provides a wide spectrum of restaurants if you wish to have lunch after the workshop. https://www.marinepoint.co.uk/food-and-drink/

Any queries?
Please contact Emily Allen, Church Buildings Development Officer. E: Emily.allen@chester.anglican.org. T: 01928 718 834 ex 268

Tuesday 13th February 2018 10:00Safeguarding Training
Thursday 15th February 2018 10:00Writing a Successful Grant ApplicationBOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE RESERVE LIST, PLEASE EMAIL emily.allen@chester.anglican.org

As part of planning a successful fundraising campaign for a church building project, the ability to write a clear, concise and compelling grant application can be an essential element. This one day workshop is designed to help you secure grant funding for church building/hall projects.

Workshop Aims
• Are you prepared? Learn key planning documents and establishing a clear fundraising strategy
• How will you make a compelling case for funding? Discover how to prepare a Case for Support
• How will you find and select grant funders? Learn how to identify grant making trusts/foundations and organisations.
• How to plan your approach. Learn tips on selecting funders and good administration
• How will you write effectively? Develop skills in writing strong fundraising applications and understanding what the funders are looking for

Event details
• Thursday 15th February 2018
• 10.00am to 3.45pm (refreshments available from 9.30am)
• Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4GE.
• Training delivered by Emily Allen, Church Buildings Development Officer
• Lunch and refreshments included
• There is no charge for this event

How to book
Click on the hyperlink below to book a place. This will direct you to the Eventbrite website- simply click on the green ‘Register’ button and follow the instructions.

Any queries, contact Emily Allen on tel: 01928 718834 ext 268
Friday 23rd February 2018 10:00HLF BriefingBOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF COMING, PLEASE EMAIL emily.allen@chester.anglican.org

A morning exploring recent changes to HLF grants and top tips when applying. You are welcome to bring your own lunch and stay for a chat with Emily Allen afterwards.
Delivered by Emily Allen, Church Buildings Development Officer.

The briefing will explore
• What has changed with HLF grants?
• What grants are now available?
• Top Tips on applying
• What changes are coming in 2018 onwards?
• Your questions and concerns.
• Time will be made available for questions during the session. Emily Allen will also be available afterwards for specific questions.

This event will be repeated on Saturday 24th February 2018.

Booking is essential. Please click on the hyperlink at the base of the page to reserve a place(s)