Lay Training

Across the Diocese of Leeds there are lots 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.

Currently, we work in areas and there is someone in your area who is the first point of contact. They will be very pleased to help you and will be able to direct your enquiry in the right direction.
They will also be able to provide information about ‘licensed’ or ‘authorised’ ministries such as Reader Ministry. Even if your enquiry is tentative why not send an email or give your area contact a call. Their contact details are below:


Lay Training Officers                                  

Revd Canon Steve Davie Revd Canon Steve Davie
Director of the School of Ministry
including Reader Training
Bradford Area
01484 684973
Revd Canon Dr John Lawson
Revd Canon Dr John Lawson  
​Director of Training,
including Reader Training and 
Pastoral Ministry Training Co-ordinator

Huddersfield & Wakefield Areas 
01924 380182
Revd Andrew Tawn
Director of Lay & Clergy Development
Leeds & Ripon Areas
0113 3530 284