Events & Training

Film and Faith Training This page provides a quick overview of forthcoming Events and Training offered by the Religious Resources Centre and an archive of prior events. For more details and to book, click on the event you are interested in attending.



If you like to meet people, engage with other peoples experiences and views or explore new ideas you might like to attend one of our Conversations@theRRC.

These sessions usually kick off with a short introduction or chat around the given theme or topic: the problem of evil, how to engage small groups, keeping Holy Week fresh…  Once we’ve started the conversation we  open it up to everyone present. Everyone can take part (or you can just listen if that’s more comfortable) as we share and explore together. The idea is that we explore different responses and value what people bring to the conversation, even if we don’t agree with them. Attendance is FREE for Religious Resources Centre members. Non-members will be charged £5 per session. Tea and Coffee will be provided. If you would like to suggest a topic, or volunteer to be one of our opening speakers for one of our Conversations@theRRC please contact us using this form.



Living Church: A Conversation@theRRC with the Revd Rachel Wood – 3rd February 2015, Percy Main

How do we work with God and each other as church in our locality? How might God be calling us to be church both gathered on a Sunday and dispersed from Monday to Saturday? This conversation will provide a space to reflect together on this and the implications for worship, on learning together as disciples and on our mission and outreach.




RE-Vitalise sessions bring Religious Resources Centre members together to explore a requested theme or topic. The format is generally discussion based and entirely focused on the interests and needs of those present.  Resources relevant to the theme will be available to view and, for members, to borrow on the day. RE-Vitalise sessions are an opportunity to problem solve, re-energise and work with others to share resources, ideas and the wealth of experience of those present.

RE-Vitalise encourages creativity and collaboration. The Religious Resources Centre follows each session by offering all participants an aide mémoire of the items and ideas shared. All RE-Vitalise sessions are FREE for Religious Resources Centre members (£15 per session for non-members who can, if they wish to access the resources available,  upgrade to full membership on the day for an additional £9). Tea and coffee is provided, please feel free to bring snacks if wished. “Yesterday was fantastic … I came away enthused!”    Revd Judith Ashurst, RE-Vitalise Holy Week

“At one point when I worked for John Lewis I was in charge of the toy department at Christmas. We had a huge delivery of gorgeous wooden pull along ducks that quacked as they waddled along. The staff had made a great display of the boxes but we weren’t selling many. I suggested that they took them all out of the box and displayed them without any packaging. The whole lot went in a Saturday afternoon. I think that is what RE-Vitalise sessions are all about. Getting the material out of the pages of books, exploring DVD’s, story bags and playing with them until the resource comes to life and you simply can’t leave the ‘shop’ without it!” Revd Caroline Dick


 Other Training

Training for Schools

Pupil Experiences
The RRC offers a range of pupil/student experiences.  Each is designed to support the needs of schools and students. Whilst the experience has a general, tried and tested pattern, following consultation with school leaders, each can be adjusted to meet the particular needs of an individual school.

I would recommend that all schools take advantage of this excellent resource.” – Liam Murtagh, Headteacher, Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School

ambassador pic Pupil RE Ambassador Experience

The RE Ambassador experience is designed to increase student engagement with RE. It will develop student confidence in the subject, encourage student leadership and the articulation of the student voice.

The discussion was animated, well led and empowered the pupils – Tony Palmer, Headteacher, St Mary’s C of E Middle School, Belford.




Collective Worship Student Leader Training

This experience is designed to increase student engagement with Collective Worship. It will develop their confidence, encourage student leadership and allow the articulation of the student voice.

Request Training

If you would like to:

    • request bespoke training, please contact us here.
    • suggest a topic for a future session, please contact us here.
    • volunteer to be one of our opening speakers for one of our Conversations@theRRC please contact us here.

Events and Training Archivefile

To get an idea of the kind of topics we have covered in the past, please have a look at our previous events pages:




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