Bishop’s Training Event

Bishop's Training Event 2021

The 2021 Bishop’s Training Event will be held on Saturday 18th September from 10am to 4pm with Dr John Dickson as our guest speaker.

This year, the Bishop’s Training Event will be run at three locations across Tasmania. The main event will be at St Clements Kingston (100 Beach Rd, Kingston), with two hubs in Launceston and Burnie. The morning sessions with Dr John Dickson and Bishop Richard will be streamed to the hubs. The hubs will have their own live music and run their own workshops in addition to having the option to tune in to a livestreamed workshop (see below for more information). There is also the option to join the event livestream as an individual or church group if you are unable to attend one of the hubs.

Please note that we have backup plans in place for John Dickson and Nicky Chiswell to be able to participate in the event remotely if COVID restrictions make interstate travel impossible.

The Bishop’s Training Event is a free event. All are welcome. If you would like to make a contribution towards the running costs of the event, and to enable us to continue delivering high quality training events, you can do that here.



About John Dickson: Dr John Dickson is an author and historian, and the Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne). A busy public advocate for the Christian faith, John also teaches ‘Historical Jesus’ at the University of Sydney, and is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2016-2020). He is the presenter of Australia’s top-rating religion podcast Undeceptions. He is married to Buff, and they have three children.


Burnie Hub

The Burnie Hub will be at Burnie Anglican Church, 52 Mount St, Burnie. In Burnie, we are excited to have two new arrivals to North-West Tasmania, Barb Totterdell and David Rogers-Smith, for the afternoon workshops. Morning tea will be provided, but you will need to bring your own lunch, or buy something nearby during the lunch break.

At Burnie, a supervised primary schools children’s program from 9:45am to noon will be organised. Activity packs will be available for children to use during the afternoon session.