The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick

Courses and Events

The new Leeds Diocese digital learning platform can be found at where there are details of many opportunities for learning more about :



Children and Youth

Prayer and spirituality 

Media and Money


Lay Training

Clergy Development

Church Growth

Social Engagement


Re: Spring Term – Lay Training Courses

The following courses are being offered across the Huddersfield Episcopal Area from January to April 2019:

Discipleship to Discovery Course – Dewsbury Minster, runs over four Weds evenings starting 9th January 7.30-9.00pm. An opportunity to reflect on your gifts and what you do best in the body of Christ.

Pastoral Conversations – 2hr introduction to Pastoral Care at Dewsbury Minster (1.30pm-3.30pm Tues 15th Jan), and repeated at St Jude’s, Savile Park (10.00-12.00, Sat 2nd March)

Disability Rep Training – Christ Church, Moldgreen, Saturday 26th Jan, 10.00-14.00. Find out about the role of the disability rep and the support and information available. Bring a packed lunch.

Leading a Nurture Group St James’ Meltham Mills, Saturday 2nd Feb, 10.00-16.00. Training on what makes a good leader, what helps us grow, practicalities and group dynamics. Bring a packed Lunch.

Christian Meditation Course – St Paul’s Armitage Bridge, runs over six Monday evenings in Lent, starting 4th March. (cost £20).

PCC Secretary Training – St Martin’s Brighouse, Monday 11th March (19.30-21.30). A look at the formal tasks and responsibilities of the PCC secretary.

Lay Eucharistic Ministry Training – St Thomas’s, Greetland, Saturday 23rd March (10.00-12.00). For those with permission to assist with serving bread and wine. To include a focus on home communions.

Bereavement Support Training – St Paul’s, Shepley, runs over four Tuesday evenings, starting 26th Feb (no meeting on 12th March). For those involved in caring for the bereaved.

For more details, including downloadable posters and online booking information go to: and search for the course you wish to know more about.

Please circulate this information widely and prayerfully. Please encourage those who you feel may benefit to reserve a place quickly as numbers are limited.

Lay Training Team

Church House

17-19 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EX

0113 2000 540