Getting started

If you’re inspired to take a fresh look at Life Events ministry in your parish, these practical resources will help you meet, talk, reflect and make plans.

To help talk about Life Events in PCC meetings

Life Events PCC Discussion Booklet

This is a step-by-step workbook to help PCCs and congregations discuss the local value of mission and ministry at Life Events. Questions, reflections and practical ideas help members consider the opportunities and what the parish response might be.

If it helps, and if you have the technology, you are welcome to play the videos on this page in meetings to stimulate discussion.

For personal reflection

Life Events Book

If you’d like to have an insight into the full research findings, thinking, biblical reflection, resources and guidance that the Life Events team offers, this book is for you. Here, Sandra Millar shares many practical suggestions too – often from local parish practice – for enriching the quality and depth of pastoral support offered through Life Events.

For ongoing support

The Church Support Hub

The website you’re looking at now explains the thinking behind all the resources and ideas developed through the Life Events ministry. You’ll find a wealth of Ideas, more in-depth Articles, useful Downloads and answers to commonly asked Questions about pastoral services. Browse each channel and be inspired.

Conferences and Events

Since 2015, Sandra Millar and the team have delivered around 60 inspiring training days to colleagues in dioceses all over the country, from Durham to Portsmouth.

If you’ve never been to a diocesan event, please do ask us about the possibility of attending one near you, or even hosting one in your diocese. There is usually a national conference being planned. These are open to all – ordained and lay, Church of England or not. Speakers are carefully selected for their experience and expertise and the feedback after these events remains overwhelmingly positive.

See what’s on

If you’re a diocesan missioner and would like to invite the Life Events team to present in your diocese, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.