Our Objective

Unitarian College is a national College providing training, education and development for all Unitarians, including Ministry Students, Lay Leaders, Adults and Young People.

Our College is not based in one place as our training and courses take place in variety of locations and on-line, so that all of us can access them.

Ministry students

Unitarian College provides training, education and development for those who feel a strong call to become a full time  professional Minister. Unitarian Ministers lead congregations and offer pastoral and spiritual care.

Unitarian Ministry is a graduate profession for candidates who have been approved by the General Assembly of Unitarian & Free Christian Churches (GA).

Lay worship leaders

We offer training to individuals who wish to lead Sunday Services, Rites of Passage and many other methods of worship and care.

We provide a whole training pathway including Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced courses through to recognised Lay Leader status with the GA.

Children & families

Unitarian College provides several residential courses for Unitarian children and families. Junior Weekend for 7-11 year olds is held in March and October each year, and Inters Weekend for 11-14 year olds is held in June each year.

We are also embarking on Youth Leader Training for adults being held for the first time this July.

Our mission

Unitarian College exists to grow our faith from the inside by providing outstanding education and development which enhances leadership, deepens faith and nurtures fellowship.         

Our vision

The College’s vision is built on our belief that when we all learn together, our denomination will be enriched and flourish. The College aims to deliver a new generation of leaders that will ensure a healthy future for our denomination.        

About Unitarian College

Unitarian College is a national College provides training, education and development for all Unitarians, including Ministry Students, Lay Leaders, Adults and Young People.

With national coverage, our College is not based in one place. Our training programmes and courses take place in variety of locations and on-line so that all of us can access them.

The College’s vision is built on our belief that when we all learn together, our denomination will be enriched and flourish. The College aims to deliver a new generation of leaders that will ensure a healthy future for our denomination.

Would you like to become an Associate of Unitarian College?

The Board and staff team of Unitarian College invite you to become more closely involved in supporting and contributing to the development of this exciting new venture.

Our courses & events

Ministry Training

Unitarian College trains those accepted by the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches for Unitarian Ministry.

Inters Camping Weekend June 2024

A fun, residential, Unitarian experience for young people aged 11-14 years at The Barn, Flagg, Derbyshire. 

Worship studies course

Lay Worship Leadership Foundation Course

Our 8-week online Lay Worship Leadership Foundation Course begins again 18th September 2024.

Testimonials

"Unitarian College has opened up a path to Ministry that was previously unavailable for me."
Ministry student

"I feel incredibly supported and valued by Unitarian College."
Ministry student

"The courses are student-centred, thorough and intellectually and spiritually nourishing."
Ministry student

Photo of student Arek Malecki with Rev Jo James minister of Mill Hill Chapel in Leeds"The formation of the Unitarian College has opened up the possibility of ministry training to people like me, who otherwise would not have been able to study due to the confines of the modern life. As a modern institution UC is very much in touch with the reality. The training programme is tailor-made to fit each student’s individual circumstances. The content of the course is incredibly rich, covering a vast spectrum of topics, using various methods of teaching and student engagement. The ministry training programme perfectly balances being “down to earth” on one hand, and “looking up to the heavens” on the other, placing emphasis on the practical application of the acquired skills, knowledge and insights in the 21st century British Unitarian congregations. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that we still get the same rich learning experience under the restrictions posed by Covid.

But UC is much more than just an educational establishment. It’s a support network for those embarking on a journey of professional ministry. It’s a space where we, students, learn just as much from each other as we do from our tutors. It’s a space where new friendships are made and future professional relationships are formed."

Arek Malecki - Ministry student

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