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 provides training for ‘licensed’ or ‘authorised’ ministries, such as Reader Ministry, through training hubs around the diocese.  

Members of the Diocesan Lay Training Team will be pleased to provide further details, even if your enquiry is tentative. Their contact details are below.

Lay Training Officers                                  

Revd Dr Hayley Matthews

Director of Lay Training 
Revd Dr Hayley Matthews

Sharon Bavington

Lay Training Officer
Bradford Area 

Sharon Bavington

Revd Ruth Newton

Lay Training Officer
Ripon Area 

Revd Ruth Newton

Carol Stenner

Lay Training Administrator 
Carol Stenner

School of Ministry Officers                                  

Revd Canon Dr John Lawson

Principal: School of Ministry
Mirfield Hub

Revd Canon Dr John Lawson

Revd Canon Maggie McLean

Ministry Training Officer
Huddersfield and Wakefield Areas

Revd Canon Maggie McLean

Revd Canon Steve Davie

Principal – School of Ministry
Keighley/Skipton Hub

Revd Canon Steve Davie

Richard Earnshaw

Ministry Development Administrator 
Richard Earnshaw

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