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 number Subject Online leaders Date and time
1 Vocation, what is worship, your own theology and meeting needs of others, role of worship leader Rev Ant Howe; Rev Winnie Gordon 2nd September 2021; 1830-2100
2 Different elements of the service (including difference in person and online), openings & closings, holding the space, flow Rev Ant Howe; Rev Winnie Gordon 9th September 2021; 1830-2100
3 Sermons and addresses Rev Ant Howe; Rev Bob Janis-Dillon 16th September 2021; 1830-2100
4 Readings, prayers & meditation Rev Ant Howe; Rev Sue Woolley 23rd September 2021; 1830-2100
5 Hymns and music Rev Ant Howe, Helen Mason 30th September 2021; 1830-2100
6 Storytelling Rev Ant Howe, Helen Mason 7th October 2021;


7 Finding your authentic voice Helen Mason, Rev Ant Howe 14th October 2021; 1830-2100
8 Practicalities including next steps Rev Sue Woolley; Rev Celia Cartwright 21st October 2021; 1830-2100
9* Tutorial and Assessment day Whole staff team Saturday 6th November 2021; 0900 – 1600

Our entry level course ‘Worship Studies Foundation Step online’ runs regularly throughout the year. Please check back soon for details of course dates in 2022.

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.

A weekend of music at Great  Hucklow  Friday 10th –  Sunday 12th  December 2021

pre-Christmas event!

Join Unitarian College for a weekend of music, singing, learning, fun and worship at The Nightingale Centre. Starting with dinner on Friday night & ending with a full Christmas lunch on Sunday.


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

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