Support Us

How to support our new 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 the College. Unitarian College is already training future Ministers and growing our faith from the inside by providing education and development to lay people, congregation members and young people.

We are so heartened by the interest and support that has been expressed by Unitarians up and down the UK for what we are doing to ensure that our denomination has a strong and purposeful education offer for all of us. We know that learning is at the heart of the Unitarian experience and that the experience of learning together will help our denomination grow and flourish into the future.

The College will only be successful if our mission and vision is rooted in the genuine development needs of our most important asset; our people.

We are inviting all Unitarians in the UK and elsewhere, who share our vision to develop a learning community that underpins the important values our faith offers all, to support us by becoming an Associate of Unitarian College.

Becoming an Associate of Unitarian College

The College invites all groups – District Associations, Congregations, Affiliated Societies and International groupings – as well as all individuals to become an Associate of Unitarian College.

Your annual generous donation will enable Unitarian College to:

  • Share with you detailed information about the activities of the College via a regular mailing
  • Ask for your feedback about the learning needs of the communities you represent
  • Collect your ideas for future courses, learning opportunities and how Unitarian College can do more to grow our faith from the inside
  • Introduce you to the College team including the students who are currently benefitting from College training
  • Ask about your future leadership needs in Ministry, lay leadership, adult learning and work with young people, so we can plan educational provision to meet these
  • Celebrate your making a real difference to our ability to develop our people, create new learning opportunities and ensure our denomination is enriched with learning and energy at all levels
  • Invite you to our annual celebration event to meet our successful students and find out more about how Unitarian College plans to support our denomination in the future

How do I make my donation?

You can either send your donation direct to the College by bank transfer:

Account name: Unitarian College
Account number: 00032558
Sort code: 40-52-40

Or you can send us a cheque, made payable to Unitarian College, to Unitarian Headquarters, Essex Street, London WC2R 3HY

Please enclose details of your name, address and email contact so we can acknowledge receipt of your donation and add you to our register of Associates. If you are paying by bank transfer, you can email this information to HMason@unitarian-college.org.uk

Policy Documents

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.

Rites of Passage Course image

Rites of Passage Course

As the UK opens up after lockdown people will be looking to Unitarian communities to host Rites of Passage for them. Unitarian College is delighted to announce we will be offering a course in how to lead these ceremonies to a high standard.

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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