Learning And Training

Learning and Training.

Learning and Training is very important in the Diocese of Wakefield. We believe that all Christians are on a journey. On that journey God equips us to be disciples. Energy for the journey is vital. Without resources travellers become discouraged and tired. All our provision for learning and training is offered through our Pathways programme.

Learning without Courses - some ideas - updated January 2012


What's New?

Click here for courses and events.



Diocesan Resources from Lent and other Courses, past and present.

Other Lent Materials.

Discipleship Resources on finding, growing, sharing and living faith - November 2010.


School of Ministry

  • Training for God's people: authorised ministries and ongoing discipleship.
  • School of Ministry explanatory leaflet -
  • School of Ministry outline –

More detailed information about Diocesan training and learning can be found on the right hand side bar of this page and by clicking on the following links:

John Lawson

For more information about Training and Learning contact:
Director of Training
Canon John Lawson 
Email: john.lawson@wakefield.anglican.org
01924 380182



Working together regionally and nationally is very important to us. Some courses are offered in this way:

CLAY - Christians Learning across Yorkshire with latest brochure of events.

The Mirfield Centre offers a number of courses and one off events for clergy and laity. Click here for their latest brochure.



Pathways - Access for all
Pathways is working towards providing something for everyone and caters for a range of interests and experiences. If you are just interested, qualified in some way or have no formal qualifications there will be a path for you on which to learn more about faith, discipleship and serving God today.

Journeying with others
As Christians, much of our journeying is done in company with others. Pathways demonstrates that individual learning and learning ‘in community’ need not be incompatible. You will find events for you to attend on your own or as a group. There will also be the opportunity to request something to be provided for your church, group of churches or locality.

What is a Pathway?
A Pathway is a clearly defined route, generally travelled over a longer period of time. It is hoped that some will want to travel along a path to become more equipped at working with children and young people, sharing faith or understanding more about faith in today’s world – to name but a few topics.

Shorter steps are also provided. These are a vital part of any journey. One-session events, day conferences or shorter courses are an integral part of the journey. They may form a longer pathway or they may be just a few steps along the way. We are committed to helping you wherever you find yourself.

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