The diocese is holding four training days in March, one for each archdeaconry and an extra Saturday for working treasurers and those who cannot make their own Archdeaconry event.

The dates are:

Boston Archdeaconry on Wednesday 27th March 9.30-3.30pm (Pinchbeck)

Lincoln Archdeaconry on Thursday 28th March 9.30-3.30pm (Horncastle)

Stow and Lindsey Archdeaconry on Friday 29th March 9.30-3.30pm (Hibaldstow)

Overflow event on Saturday 30th March 10am-4pm (Tattershall)

These are important dates in the calendar for incumbents and treasurers as the training days cover the essentials of church administration, legal responsibilities and safeguarding buildings.  Hugo Cobham and John Leach will also be presenting on ‘How to hold a Parish Giving Review’. There is also an opportunity for 1:1 consultations with staff and those presenting. 

If you haven’t booked your space then please do so as spaces are filling up fast. Lunch is provided.

There is more information in the booklet but broadly the topics covered will include:

  • How to best invest your capital to ensure sustainable cash flow
  • Land registration and safeguarding property
  • Obligations that PCCs and Incumbents have to abide by and what that means for them
  • Legacies
  • Year-end accounts and reports
  • The Return of Parish Finance
  • Gift Aid
  • Contactless donations
  • Church insurance and the key covers and exclusions
  • An overview of health and safety
  • Fire risk assessments and how to comply with legislation
  • How best to mitigate and defend claims

 If you wish to ask questions about the events please contact Mrs Mickey Wardlaw, Assets & Trusts on 01522 504061 or

[email protected]