Our People

Unitarian College are governed by a Volunteer Board of Trustees.

An Academic Committee, made up of Unitarian volunteers with appropriate educational and ministry experience, holds the College to account for academic rigour and the quality of the student experience. Unitarian College Courses are delivered by permanent and contracted college staff.

Helen Mason - Director of Unitarian College

Helen Mason - Director of Unitarian College

Helen brings 17 years experience at Senior Management level in Education to the role. She is responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the College across all four strands, ensuring the College becomes financially self-sustaining in the next three years and leading the rest of the staff team to develop curriculum, maintain quality and support students.
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Ant Howe - Ministry Tutor

Ant Howe - Ministry Tutor

Rev Ant Howe is the Ministry Tutor. An experienced Unitarian Minister, Ant served the Kingswood Unitarian Church for over 14 years before moving to Unitarian College. Ant is responsible for coordinating the delivery of Ministry training, supporting students, and tracking the progress of Ministry students through their programme. He also offers training and input on Unitarian College’s Lay Training courses.
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Michael Dadson - Placement Assessor

Michael Dadson - Placement Assessor

Michael Dadson, retired Unitarian Minister is the Placement Assessor. Michael is responsible for planning placement activity with Ministry students and observing them at work in their placements to assess how they are meeting the ministerial competencies.

Our courses & events

Ministry Training

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

Zoom Clinics

We are running a series of zoom clinics for Unitarians who would like to improve their zoom skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Worship studies course

Worship Studies Course Foundation Step

We are currently delivering a course in conducting high quality Unitarian Worship.


"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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