CMF events

Inspiring Music in Worship during Covid and beyond

Newcastle Diocese Online Training Day

A CMF event for clergy, readers, lay worship leaders and church musicians
Wednesday 17 November 2021 10.30am - 4.00pm via Zoom

Led by The Revd Helen Bent

This engaging and interactive online training day will provide an opportunity for guided reflection on our experiences of worship during the Covid-19 pandemic. How has worship changed and developed in that time, what have we learnt and what will we take with us into the ‘new normal’?

Drawing on examples from the Bible and church history, the day will include input, interviews with other experienced practitioners, discussion in breakout rooms and worship. Handouts and a resources’ list will be available at the end of the day. Each session will start on the hour to make it easy to join in for all or part of the day.

Helen Bent is both priest and musician. She brings a love of church history and liturgy together with a wealth of experience in training worship leaders, ordained and lay, and church musicians across the full breadth of tradition and style. Helen is a respected author of worship training resources and an active practitioner, modelling creative liturgy and music in a variety of worship styles. With a passion for mission, she remains rooted in the local church regularly leading worship as Associate Priest in The Walgrave Benefice, Peterborough Diocese.

Download the programme to find out more about the timing of each session. 

Use this link to register to attend


Mental Health First Aid Training 

Two Day Online Course – Open to Clergy and Readers

Mondays 21st and 28th February 2022 9.30-4.30


Mondays 14th and 21st March 2022 9.30-4.30

Facilitator: Kate Wootton MNCP, FCIPD, BSc(Hons)

A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Find out more about Kate Wootton here. 

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