Junior Weekend

6th-8th October 2023



A Unitarian residential for 7-11 year olds held 6th-8th October at The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Buxton.

The theme of the weekend is ‘Magical Journeys!’ with activities at the Nightingale Centre including singing, dancing, games and planning and leading worship in the Old Chapel, Great Hucklow. Extra activities include a walk and a trip to Gulliver’s World (theme park for Junior aged children, £20 entrance fee per each adult and child). 

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (eg parent, church member etc). The chosen adult can be responsible for up to 4 children. Responsible adults must know all children in their care.

Children (7-11) Full Board                Free    This cost is kindly and generously met by                                                                                                 the Nightingale Centre

Adult Leaders                                           £200  (Please ask your congregations or District                                                                                              Association to help with the cost)

Coach and Admission costs are generously funded by the General Assembly.

TO BOOK A PLACE ON JUNIOR WEEKEND, PLEASE complete the Adult Enrolment Form (one adult per four children) and the Personal Information Form (one for each child). Details are sent directly to our Admin team and no information is stored online or shared with outside parties. We will confirm receipt and send payment details.

Alternatively, you can email Unitarian College on admin@unitarian-college.org.uk or phone 07494 495743 for more information.

Our courses & events

Ministry Training

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

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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.


"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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