Available courses




Connecting the dots: Forced displacement and the environment, 17 June, 6pm-7pm, (Zoom)  Book here
An exploration of how environmental changes are creating forced displacement among communities around the globe.  Hosted by Archdeacon Jo Kelly-Moore.




Engaging creatively through preaching and prayer, 26 June, 10.00am-11.30am
Led by: Primrose Northrop and Phil Greig via Zoom

An inspiring, informative, interactive session for anyone who would like to see more creativity in services of the Word. With a particular emphasis on imaginative preaching and creative prayer. Book here

This event is sponsored by the Worship Leading Resource Group.




Worship Leader course
September 2021-March 2022, 7.30pm-9.15pm
Fortnightly on Tuesday evenings, excluding school holidays, on Zoom and using Moodle for resources. For those who are already leading some worship, or who would be interested in doing so. Learn more about: 

  • How has worship developed from Bible days? 
  • What makes a ‘good’ act of worship?
  • How can we create and deliver various styles of worship?
  • How about including children and young people?
  • What resources are available?

For more information and to download an application click here.




Pastoral Assistant course - Autumn 2021
The Diocesan Mission and Ministry team are delighted to offer an 8 session Pastoral Assistant course (via Zoom) commencing on 30 September 2021.  Topics covered will include:

  • Pastoral Care in a Post Viral Age
  • Types of Communication
  • Working with Children and Families
  • Working with Older People

For more information and an application form click here





Funeral and Bereavement course
Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022
Open to  ALM Pastoral Assistants, ALM Worship Leaders and Licensed Readers.
Tutors: Amanda Abbitt and Revd John Huggins
Venue: Kennington St Mary's Church Hall, Ashford
This is the postponed March-June 2021 course
Click here for more information on this 7 session course and an application form.




Anna Chaplaincy Online Training  
Commencing 9 September 2021
Are you in the process of discerning a calling towards Anna Chaplaincy with older people.   

  • Anna Chaplaincy mode of spiritual care 
  • spirituality of aging and dementia
  • chaplaincy skills in ministry alongside older people

For more information download the course leaflet. Contact Julia Burton-Jones for an application form and for more information on Anna Chaplaincy click here.



If you are interested please speak to Rev Sue Martin 01227 360948/ 07495861609