See below for details of upcoming events:

Open the Book Core Training

Martha Flavell (Open the Book Regional Training and Development Officer-North East) and Fiona Walton will be putting on an Open the Book Core Training Session in Sheffield on Wednesday 5th February from 10am – 3pm at St Columba’s Church, 503 Manchester Rd, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PL.  Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks and cake will be provided. (There is parking in surrounding streets).

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Core Training* - who is it for? 

  • Existing, registered Open the Book Storytellers who have not attended Open the Book Core Training in the past three years. 

  • New groups wanting to start an Open the Book team 

  • Someone wanting to join an existing Open the Book team 

  • Open the Book storytellers who haven’t yet been trained 

 (*Core Training was formerly known as “Initial Training” and “Refresher Training”) 




Joined Up Conference

Saturday 7th March 2020.

9:30am - 3:45pm.

Hinde House School, Sheffield, S5 6AG.

The conference provides training and resourcing through presentations in children's, youth, families, schools and chaplaincy ministry. The keynote speakers this year are Huw Thomas and Sam Richards.

This year's workshop subjects:

  • Children, Creation and God, Schools Work and Chaplaincy

  • Messy Church Discipleship

  • Internet Addiction and Porn

  • Doing Theology with Children and Young People

  • Teenagers and the Impact of the Developing Brain on Behaviour

  • Playing with Stories

  • Mental Health

  • Intergenerational Ministry for Real

  • Youth Ministry – Reaching and Refreshing

  • Whole Life Discipleship

  • Bullying – Off and Online

  • Transition from Children’s Ministry to Youth

  • Identity – Sexuality and Gender

  • Welcoming Children with Special Needs

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Church

  • Soulful Wellbeing – How to Nurture Your Soul

  • Social Activism: Learning from Greta… and Jesus.

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We'd love to hear from you!

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Fiona: / 07812 855332


Office: 0114 249 5343

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