Training and Vocation

The Stepney Centre for Training and Development is part of the Diocese of London. We exist to serve the people and parishes of the Stepney Area; that is the Church of England churches in Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets. We offer resources to encourage people grow in faith and knowledge of God.

Our programme is largely on hold at the moment, but we have offered events and courses about

  • The Bible and Faith
  • Mission and Evangelism
  • Lay Discipleship
  • Liturgy and Worship
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Vocation
  • Spirituality and Prayer

Much of our work focusses on

  • supporting the training of Licensed Lay Ministers
  • training Commissioned Pastoral Assistants
  • offering in-service training and development for clergy
  • supporting people in the process of discerning vocation

We run workshops for…

  • Readers and intercessors
  • Chalice assistants/Eucharistic ministers
  • PCC members, Churchwardens and Treasurers

and, in collaboration with the Stepney Hub,

  • Sunday School teachers

We can help parishes who want to run the Growing Leaders course or need a facilitator for a PCC away day. In fact, we try to help with anything in the way of learning and training that your church might ask for.

Please get in touch if you think we might be able to help you!