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Growing Bridgebuilders – Training the Trainers Day, York

October 6, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

| Free

Many struggle with conflict. Christians often avoid it – especially in the church. This practical resource will help people be better equipped for life together. It focuses on building bridges, and how to embrace and transform differences, tensions and conflicts as a way to grow a healthy Christian community.

Growing Bridgebuilders is a training pack which distils the core of Bridge Builders’ acclaimed training courses into an effective toolkit for leaders to use with their people. It has been developed jointly by Bridge Builders and CPAS.

Reduced price until 29 September: pay just £60 for a ticket normally priced at £80. Ticket price includes a Bridgebuilders pack. Special price only applies to the York workshop. 

The Pack

Everything you need to run the 8-session course is in the pack:

  • Planning materials
  • Leader’s guides
  • Participant handouts
  • Access to PowerPoint presentations.

The pack costs £47+PP and will be available to buy on the CPAS website from mid September 2016.

‘This is an excellent and accessible resource that can help transform the way tensions are handled within churches of every tradition.’ Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester

‘This course changes people’s lives.’ Course Leader

Training the Trainers Day

To get inside how to run Growing Bridgebuilders we encourage potential leaders of the course to attend one of our Training the Trainers days. They include:

  • An overview of the course
  • Hands on engagement with course material
  • Ideas on how to promote, prepare and run a course

The day runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and costs just £60 (special price, reduced from £80 until 29 September) including a Growing Bridgebuilders pack (normal pack price £47+PP). A light lunch and refreshments are included.


The training day will be led by Alastair McKay, co-author of Growing Bridgebuilders and former Executive Director and co-founder of Bridge Builders. He is serving a part-time curacy at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, and also works as a self-employed trainer, coach and consultant, mostly with the Church of England. Alastair has 20 years’ experience in training church leaders, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of Wales, and an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University.


The Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street
York YO1 6ET


The Centre is within easy walking distance of York’s railway station. Parking is limited on site, but there is a good Park & Ride service, and an NCP car-park nearby.

Other Training the Trainers dates and venues:

Additional Training the Trainers workshop days, led by Alastair McKay, will be held:


  • Special price £60 until 29 September (normal price £80) including a Growing Bridgebuilders pack (normal pack price £47+PP). The fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Booking and Cancellation

Please add your ticket to the cart below. Payment is due at the time of booking.

Cancellations before 11 August 2016 will receive a 50% refund. Thereafter no refund will be provided. Please see our terms and conditions.

If no more places are available and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033 or email bb@bbministries.org.uk.

Please note: If a third party (eg. Diocese) is paying for your ticket, please book using your own name and contact details and pay at the time of booking. You will receive an order confirmation when booking, and invoice when payment has been received, which can be forwarded to the third party.

If you have previously attended a Bridge Builders course and experience any difficulty logging into our website, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033.


October 6, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Alastair McKay


The Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street,
York, YO1 6ET United Kingdom
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