Lay Training Courses

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 longer 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. 

To register your interest in undertaking a course, please download and fill in our Lay Ministry Enquiry Form.

More details of all our current courses can be found on the Learning Platform

Leeds School of Ministry - More information

Courses 2018

Holy Trinity Bingley Presents - Bingley Lectures 2018
Six lectures throughout 2018 covering subjects such as ‘Exploring the Church’, 'LGBTQ & The Church', 'The Changing Face of Liturgy', 'Ministry in a Multi-Religious Area' and 'Urban Ministry'.  The final lecture will be presented by Bishop Nick Baines on ‘The Church in West Yorkshire and Popular Culture’ on the 11 October 2018.  The Lectures are FREE, but registration is required.  For more details and how to book follow this link -

A Two Year Spirituality Course
Year 1 Exploring Spiritual Growth / Year 2 Equipping for Spiritual Direction

Are people drawn to you to talk about their hopes and fears in their walk with God?
Have you sensed that God might be calling you to a ministry of spiritual companionship in this way?  Do you think some exploring of your own journey, and some experiential training might help develop your gifts?
The course starts in September 2018 and it is open to lay people and clergy of any Christian denomination. For an Application Form & further information contact:
Carol Byde - cmbyde [at] (subject: Spirituality%20Course)
Closing date for applications is 30 June 2018 



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