Worship Studies Course
Foundation Step

Upcoming Courses

Thanks for expressing interest in our weekday offering of the Worship Studies Course, Foundation Step.  The course will run on Thursday evenings beginning on the 2nd September 2021 as detailed below:

Session numberSubjectOnline leadersDate and time
1Vocation, what is worship, your own theology and meeting needs of others, role of worship leaderRev Ant Howe; Rev Winnie Gordon2nd September 2021; 1830-2100
2Different elements of the service (including difference in person and online), openings & closings, holding the space, flowRev Ant Howe; Rev Winnie Gordon9th September 2021; 1830-2100
3Sermons and addressesRev Ant Howe; Rev Bob Janis-Dillon16th September 2021; 1830-2100
4Readings, prayers & meditationRev Ant Howe; Rev Sue Woolley23rd September 2021; 1830-2100
5Hymns and musicRev Ant Howe, Helen Mason30th September 2021; 1830-2100
6StorytellingRev Ant Howe, Helen Mason

7th October 2021;


7Finding your authentic voiceHelen Mason, Rev Ant Howe14th October 2021; 1830-2100
8Practicalities including next stepsRev Sue Woolley; Rev Celia Cartwright21st October 2021; 1830-2100
9*Tutorial and Assessment dayWhole staff teamSaturday 6th November 2021; 0900 – 1600

*Participants will not be needed for the whole time on this day – you will need to be available for the morning (0900 -1300) and for a half hour slot in the afternoon, to be negotiated nearer the time.

There will be a number of other trainers and leaders appearing on pre-recorded video content.

The fee for the course is £100 and participants are encouraged to approach congregations or Districts for help with the fee.  If you are having difficulty finding the fee, please contact Helen on HMason@unitarian-college.org.uk

Fees can by paid by bank transfer direct to Unitarian College at:

Sort code: 40-52-40
Ac Number: 00032558

Or cheques can be sent to Unitarian College, Essex Hall, 1-6 Essex Street, London WC2R 3HY

If you wish to discuss any elements of the course, please feel free to ring Helen Mason on 07494 495743.

Zoom links will be sent out on receipt of your payment. We look forward to greeting you on 2nd September.

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