Youth Leader Training Course

5th-7th July 2024



The powerful messages delivered at the GA, first by Roman Krznaric’s Keynote Address “How can we become good ancestors?”, and then again in the Anniversary Service led by our Rev Ant Howe, expressed that Unitarianism is very much at a crossroads. For our survival, we, as a cohesive denomination, need to be vested in empowering the future of tomorrow – our Youth & Families Ministries. We have been so heartened by the enthusiastic take-up of our residential Youth Programmes, getting young people off their phones and together in person, in the wild, but we are still very short on actual Youth Leaders to help run these programs.

Our first Youth Leader Training Course, in conjunction with the GA, centred around a weekend at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire is being held on Friday, 5th to Sunday, 7th July. All costs of training and accommodation is now completely FREE due to generous bursaries, so money should not be a barrier.

Book your place by emailing:

Join us at our upcoming zoom Meeting at 7pm, next Thursday, 6th of June, arranged to answer any questions, and alleviate any doubts, you may have. 

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Meeting ID: 830 2652 9700

Passcode: 422829

Our courses & events

Ministry Training & Inquiry Session July 2024

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

On 31st July a  zoom meeting is being held to answer questions about the application process. 

Worship studies course

Lay Worship Leadership Foundation Course Sept 2024

Our 8-week online Lay Worship Leadership Foundation Course is being offered to those who would like to lead worship across the country with their unique voice .

Junior Weekend Oct 2024

A fun, residential, Unitarian experience for young people aged 7-11 years at The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow.


"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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