Lay Training Opportunities and Study Courses

The Diocese of Leeds is committed to providing members of its churches with the opportunity to develop or acquire skills for the modern church. This section of our website provides details of some that are currently on offer and a link to the new Learning platform with lots more informaton and resources for use in and for our chuches.

Following successful online delivery last term, and as we are currently still unable to meet face to face, the lay training team is offering some further training opportunities using our online classroom [similar to Zoom] for this coming term.

Please register for the courses through the link on the web page. Details on how to access the online provision will be sent to participants once they have registered for the course.

We very much hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to continue to learn and grow together at this time and encourage other people to do so.

See the list below for details of individual courses.

The World of Jesus – The Lay Training team are pleased to offer an online training course - ‘The World of Jesus’ with Gordon Dey, - starting Wednesday February 3rd 2021, 7-9pm for eight weeks [with a break 3 March].

The course is an opportunity to explore the people and places of Jesus’ ministry from Nazareth through to Jerusalem. Places are limited so for more information and to book please see

A zoom invitation will be sent before the start of the course.


Online Winter Book Group 2020

This online group will read and discuss a variety of books online over the winter months. Their meetings start of 4 November and the first book they will be exploring is Fire of the North (The Life of St Cuthbert) by David Adam. Details at the link..

Rhythm of Life

First published on: 27th July 2020

A follow-up to the 2018 Diocesan Lay Conference in Harrogate which everyone is invited to join.

PCC Secretary

First published on: 25th May 2020

The tasks and responsibilities of the PCC Secretary

Bible Study by Zoom in the Richmond Deanery

First published on: 4th January 2021

Revd Lindsay Southern, Vicar of Catterick is organising and opening up a series of online Bible study courses to everyone from across the Deanery. These will be starting soon in January and may end up coinciding with another lockdown!

Pastoral Training Courses

First published on: 28th January 2021

Information relating to pastoral conversations courses, both zoom and self-paced, and also a new 'Mission in a rural context' self paced course.

Richmond Deanery Lent Courses for 2022

First published on: 2nd March 2022

Lent Study groups

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