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 two area hubs: Bradford and Mirfield. Modules are taught using common awards modules from Durham.  Both 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 two area hubs provide teaching prominantly for those interested in pursuing some form of Lay Ministry, such as Licensed Lay Ministry/Reader 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 two hubs are also taught during the spring.

How do I apply?

The School of Ministry academic year starts every September. If you wish to apply please submit the ‘Lay Ministry Enquiry’ and 'School of Ministry Application' forms by 31st May. (Please note applicants will have to have completed the Introduction to Theology course prior to beginning their training). 

Please send your completed application forms to the Leeds School of Ministry Administrator: jared.harries [at] leeds.anglican.org. Once these have been submitted you will be contacted by one of the hub Principals or the LSoM Administrator and have the opportunity to explore further which pathway to follow. The ‘Lay Ministry Enquiry Form’ can be downloaded here and the School of Ministry Application form can be downloaded here

The Two Hubs

Bradford Hub

Bingley Trinity Centre, John Escritt Rd, Bingley, BD16 2ST

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

Revd Dr Hayley Matthews Principal: School of Ministry
Bradford Hub

Revd Dr Hayley Matthews
Honorary Assistant Principal
Bradford Hub

Revd Suzy McCarter

Coordinating Formational Mentor
Bradford Hub

Anthea Foy

 

 
 

 

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 Dr Erik Peeters Honorary Assistant Principal
Mirfield Hub

Erik Peeters
Coordinating Formational Mentor
Mirfield Hub

Gill Robertson

 

 

 

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