Lay Training

Across the Diocese of Leeds there are plenty of exciting opportunities to grow in faith as well as to develop skills to serve God and his people. These range from one-off events to more sustained courses.

In addition to courses offered at parish-level, a variety of training opportunities are organised in Episcopal Areas and diocesan-wide. The Diocesan School of Ministry also provides training for ‘licensed’ or ‘authorised’ ministries, such as Reader Ministry, through training hubs around the diocese. These courses offer Common Awards modules leading to higher education certificates and diplomas validated by Durham University .

Leeds School of Ministry

Leeds School of Ministry has four Hubs: Bradford, Leeds, Mirfield and Ripon as well as offering training in a variety of venues from parish churches to Leeds Church Institute or even retreat houses for longer courses or a full day’s training. Some of our training is ‘mixed mode’ in other words both face to face and online via Moodle (our Virtual Learning Environment).  Some of our courses can also be accessed and completed online at your own pace, or downloaded to complete or share locally.

At the Leeds School of Ministry we believe that part of our faith journey includes whole-life learning, including spiritual formation, theological understanding, growth and development.  As Christian people all are called to serve and flourish, that we might be a part of sharing God’s love as confident Christians in growing churches, transforming communities.

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Theological Education