Upcoming events

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Keep up to date with upcoming events by joining our email list or browse below to see when we are next near you.

We host day and residential events, as well as running free online events so everyone can attend. We also speak at other events and conferences, see if we are coming to a town near you.

BRF events

Bookable via the BRF website.

Parenting as Church Leaders Sessions

We have created training sessions especially for the unique challenge of parenting for faith when you're a leader in the church too. Our next events are a day on 22 June or four evening session on Thursdays in November. Booking will open shortly.

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The Forge Gathering

The Forge Gathering is an annual residential retreat for children's, youth and families workers (both paid and voluntary) hosted by Rachel Turner and the Parenting for Faith team. We will be closely following government guidelines but hope to hold two gatherings, one online 9 - 10 June and one in November either in The Peak District or online.

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The Qualification

The Certificate in Parenting for Faith course in association with Cliff College is now available as an online course.  Designed to stretch, inform and inspire those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young people and families in churches, this course will equip you to successfully support parents and carers as they disciple their children and explore what parenting for faith might look like in your church and community. 

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Facebook Live events

For parents and carers

Our monthly free event for parents and carers is called Bedtime Drinks and happens on the teenth Tuesday of the month at 8.00 pm (under 5s), 8.30 pm (5-11s) and 9.00 pm (11+). 

Watch here

Our next events are:

  • 13 Apr: Telling the whole story of the Bible
  • 18 May: Accessing God's word with dyslexia or reading difficulties
  • 15 June: Helping your family love church again
  • 13 July: Coping with loss or grief

You can also join our Parents and Carers Facebook group to carry on the conversation, ask questions and share ideas.

For children's, youth and family leaders

Our monthly free events for children's, youth and family leaders is called Lunch with Rachel and happens on the teenth Wednesday of the month at 1.00 pm. Bring your questions and watch live from our Children's, Youth and Family Leaders Facebook Group.

Our next events are:

  • 14 Apr: Preparing for spiritually significant moments (baptism, first communion, confirmation etc)
  • 19 May: Distilling theological concepts without diluting them
  • 16 June: Rebuilding and re-envisioning team
  • 14 July: Keeping the best bits on online connection

You can view the videos of all our previous Facebook Live events on our Facebook page.


  • 9 - 10 June: The Forge Online. Book here.
  • 22 June: Parenting as a Church Leader Day