Leeds School of Ministry

Leeds School of Ministry is part of YTEP, the Yorkshire Theological Education Partnership and provides theological training for lay ministers across the Diocese of Leeds.  Teaching takes place in four area hubs: Bradford, Leeds. Mirfield and Ripon.  Modules are taught using common awards modules from Durham.  All four hubs follow a common programme.  With modules unique to each hub taking place in the spring term.

Revd Dr Hayley Matthews Director of Lay Training 
Revd Dr Hayley Matthews
 

Who is the School of Ministry for?

The School of Ministry is open to a wide variety of people. Students studying with Leeds School of Ministry come from many different church traditions, educational backgrounds and with a wide variety of life experiences. This diversity makes for a stimulating learning environment where all, staff and students alike, can learn from each other. The four area hubs provide teaching prominantly for those interested in pursuing a licenced lay ministry, such as reader or pastoral ministry. Some students also complete our courses as part of their exploration of ordained ministry or for their own educational purposes.

What subjects are taught?

Many different theological subjects are taught as part of the School of Ministry programme. These include Biblical Studies, Reflective Practice and Pastoral Care, Christian Doctrine and History, Ethics, Christian Mission and Worship. Different modules unique to each of the four hubs are also taught during the spring. For a full list of the modules delivered in each hub, please see the pathway documents at the bottom of the page. 

How do I apply?

The School of Ministry academic year starts every September.  If you wish to apply please submit the ‘Lay Ministry Enquiry Form’ by the 31 May 2018.   Once this has been submitted you will be contacted by one of the hub Principals and have the opportunity to explore further which pathway to follow.  The ‘Lay Ministry Enquiry Form’ can be downloaded here.

The Four Hubs

Bradford Hub

Kadugli House, Elmsley Street, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6SE

Training Pathway
Leeds SoM Reader Ministry, Lay Ministry & Independent Student Pathway: Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Revd Canon Steve Davie Principal: School of Ministry
Bradford Hub

Revd Dr Hayley Matthews
Roland Clark Honorary Assistant Principal
Bradford Hub

Roland Clark

Coordinating Formational Mentor
Bradford Hub

Anthea Foy

 

 
 

Leeds Hub

Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, Leeds LS1 6DG

Training Pathway
Leeds SoM Reader Ministry, Lay Ministry & Independent Student Pathway: Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

 

Hayley Matthews Principal: School of Ministry
Leeds Hub

Revd Dr Hayley Matthews
Peter Gillions Honorary Assistant Principal
Leeds Hub

Alan Stanley
Coordinating Formational Mentor
Leeds Hub

Alan Stanley

 

 

 
 

Mirfield Hub

The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield WF14 0BW

Training Pathway
Leeds SoM Reader Ministry, Lay Ministry & Independent Student Pathway: Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Revd Canon Dr John Lawson Principal: School of Ministry
Mirfield Hub

Revd Canon Dr John Lawson
Revd Canon Maggie McLean Honorary Assistant Principal
Mirfield Hub

Revd Canon Maggie McLean
Coordinating Formational Mentor
Mirfield Hub

Gill Robertson

 

 

Ripon Hub

Holy Trinity Ripon, Kirkby Rd, Ripon HG4 2EY

Training Pathway
Leeds SoM Reader Ministry, Lay Ministry & Independent Student Pathway: Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Ann Nicholl Principal: School of Ministry
Ripon Hub

Revd Dr Hayley Matthews
Adrian Roberts Honorary Assistant Principal
Ripon Hub

Adrian Roberts
Coordinating Formational Mentor
Ripon Hub

James Theodosius

 

 
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