Coronavirus update

We continue to monitor government advice in relation to Coronavirus.  Currently BCM training is primarily offered online with occasional in person sessions as is suitable for the particular programme and current situation. 

Why take part in a programme through BCM? 

If you are a lay person who is involved in ministry in your local church, or perhaps feeling a call from God to become more involved in ministry in your local church then BCM training might be for you. We aim to equip and inspire lay people to become more confident in their service within their church and community, growing in understanding that you are indeed a valuable part of the mission of God in His world.

We offer a range of programmes, which we vary term by term. Those coming next are listed below and you can get in touch with Wendy Atkinson via the form below to find out more details about any that interest you. Once you have completed the training and its requirments, you will be commissioned to that role in your benefice by the Bishop of Winchester at the annual Lay Ministries Service at the Cathedral.


Coming up next ...

Summer  2022

This summer term we are offering three BCM programmes.  The opening and closing sessions will be held in person and the topic sessions online.  In all BCMs there will be a mix of input from passionate practioners in specialist areas, small group work and personal journaling over the course of the training.  You will need a computer to access BCM training to be able to access our online training platform, Moodle, and to attend online sessions on Zoom.

BCM Worship

This is for those who have a heart to lead God's people into God's presence in worship.  The training will cover the core skills required to lead worship in your church/community, and completion to commissioning carries an authorisation to lead non eucharistic services in your benefice, more than once a quarter at the discretion of your incumbent.  

BCM Prayer Champions

This is for those who have a passion to help others to develop their connection with God in prayer and grow their churches engagement with prayer. It aims to give you a range of tools and tips to help you make prayer a priority in different contexts and in different ways.  You may well find your own prayer life transformed through this programme!

New - BCM Pioneer

BCM Pioneer is for those who have a passion to take the church outside of the building.  It aims to equip you with confidence to explore new forms of outreach, and to see all areas of life as opportunities to help others engage with God. This is not about church planting, it is about exploring your local context and the possibilities for outreach where you are.