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Big E Day 2016 at The Minster School, Southwell NG25 0LG

NEW DATE! – Saturday  8th October 2016 (not half term week)

NEW PROGRAMME! – with an earlier finish (2.45pm)

Still the same great worship, workshops & lunch


Big E Day is the annual diocesan training day for volunteer and employed children and youth workers, aiming to Equip, Enthuse & Energise:-

  •  A market place of resources, agencies and ideas
  •  Worship and celebration
  •  3 Workshop slots
  •  Free refreshments and free lunch
  •  Free parking, disabled access

NH. Big E day 2012

Click here to make your online booking for 2016

Click here to download  Big E Information & Workshop Choices 2016. final

Click here to print out a hard copy booking form  Big E Day 2016. Booking form. paper copy

Map location of Minster School

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Growing disciples at the Big E Day

The Big E day, the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham annual training day for those involved in children and youth ministry, is all about growing disciples this year. Taking place on Saturday 8th October at Southwell Minster School, the day will bring delegates together for worship, resourcing, and training to support their ministry. The choice of nearly 30 different workshop titles has something for everyone as the day focuses on growing disciples through youth, children and family work. We will be growing younger with input on working with young children, developing faith, and under 5’s ministry. We will look at growing deeper through youth and children’s resources and initiatives to help establish and deepen faith in the young. And we will be growing wider, considering evangelism and mission through schools, special events, holiday clubs and all-age worship. All this, along with practical sessions on materials to use, puppets, craft ideas, starting out in children’s work, developing teams, and plenty more makes this a day not to be missed. People from all Christian churches are welcome to join in with us as we seek to grow disciples together.

Nick Harding, Children’s Ministry Adviser, said ‘We are already excited about this special day, and the privilege of working with 200 delegates from a huge range of churches. We want to see the church growing disciples who are young, committed, and who can share the Gospel themselves, and this day will support all the great work that takes place week-in, week-out with families, young people and children around Nottinghamshire and beyond.’

This year Big E Day does not clash with half term holidays and is a slightly shorter day (9.30-2.45), so please encourage as many people as possible to come from your church and churches around you – we look forward to welcoming you!

The Big E Day Information Sheet & booking form have now been uploaded to this page of the  Diocesan website (see above).







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