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.  

Lay Training Courses 2020:   Find out more here 

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 Revd Dr Hayley Matthews
Director of Lay Training 
Sharon Bavington Sharon Bavington
Lay Training Officer
Bradford Area 
Julia Robertson
Lay Training Officer
Ripon Area 
Mandy Aspland
Lay Training Officer 
Revd Angela Hannafin
Lay Training Officer
Leeds Area
Carol Stenner Carol Stenner
Lay Training Administrator

School of Ministry Officers

Revd Canon Dr John Lawson Revd Canon Dr John Lawson
School of Ministry
Mirfield Hub
Revd Canon Maggie McLean Mandy Aspland
Honorary Assistant Principal 
School of Ministry
Mirfield Hub
Revd Canon Steve Davie Vacant
School of Ministry
Bradford & Ripon Hubs
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