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Parish Leaders Workshops

Episcopal areas hold workshops every spring for all parish leaders, especially those new to their positions. Invitations are extended to churchwardens, deputy churchwardens, parish admins, treasurers, administrative staff and clergy.

Who should attend?

All parish leaders (churchwardens, deputy churchwardens, parish administrators, treasurers, administrative staff, clergy) especially those new to their positions.


These two-hour workshops aim to meet the following objectives:

  • review parish governance in key areas of knowledge,
  • increase your understanding and overall comfort level to support you in your position,
  • allow you to meet key Diocesan staff virtually,
  • in small groups, analyze a case study and provide input,
  • learn when and how you can access resources available to you, and
  • answer any questions that you might have.


Participants should print copies of whatever reference documents they wish to have on hand.  Presenters will display the presentation on the screen.


Slide Deck


Real Property Management & Insurance

Human Resources 


Stewardship Development

Congregational Development

Acknowledgement Form

All Churchwardens must have a completed, signed acknowledgement form on file.  Churchwardens will initial beside statements acknowledging that they have received basic parish governance orientation in parish finance, real property management, human resources, and Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy. Orientation is completed by attending an online or in-person workshop or by reviewing the materials posted on the Diocesan website.

Download the Acknowledgement Form for Churchwardens

Return your Acknowledgement Form to:

York-Credit Valley: Arleane Ralph at

York- Scarborough: Sue Willoughby at

Trent-Durham: The Trent Durham Office at

York-Simcoe: Jennipher Kean at