Worship: Leading and Preaching Summer School

Our two August 2018 Summer Schools offer a variety of teaching streams to choose from, covering the themes of Theology, Spirituality, Chaplaincy, Film-Making in week 1 (30th July – 3rd August) and Worship: Leading and Preaching in week 2 (6th-10th August).

Summer School testimonies:‘Refreshed and renewed’, ‘Helped me refocus my Christian life’, ‘Taught me to live a simple, loving, caring Christian life’, ‘Enabled me to expand and gain more knowledge’, ‘Made some amazing friends’, ‘A great boost and encouragement’, ‘A good retreat to revive my personal spirituality and service in ministry’, ‘A wonderful space to pray and reflect’.

Find out more about our Worship: Leading and Preaching Summer School under Course Details.

Course Details

As well as the dynamic teaching, participants share in social times, meals, devotions, evening worship and reflection. Off site, there are opportunities to visit the national attraction Chatsworth House, just around the corner, go into Bakewell, just 7 miles away, whilst Curbar and Froggatt Edge are just a short walk away for those wanting to put on their boots.

Are you studying to become a Methodist Local Preacher or Worship leader? Then the ‘Worship: Leading and Preaching’ Summer School is for you!   Open to all aged 18 years +.

‘Worship: Leading and Preaching’. Led by a team from the Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network of the Methodist Church, and headed up by Bob Bartindale, lead officer for Worship Leaders and Local Preachers in the Methodist Church, Worship: Leading and Preaching is the authorised course for Worship Leaders and Local Preachers in the Methodist Church.

The ‘Worship: Leading and Preaching’ Summer School is designed specifically for those who are currently training to be Worship Leaders and Preachers.  During the week, the sessions will be based on the “Explore” material in Worship Leading and Preaching, and will assume that students have completed the “Prepare” sections prior to the Summer School.  Opportunities for discussion about building portfolios and other aspects of the course will also be available, and we will share worship and fellowship together.  A great opportunity to meet with others from around the country who are in training.

Three streams will be provided for Worship: Leading & Preaching, covering (i) Modules 1 & 2, (ii) Modules 3 & 4, and (iii) Modules 5 & 6.

Spring School 2019! A new week added to the Cliff calendar: Worship: Leading and Preaching Spring School 2019 – now planned for 25-29th March 2019. Modules to be covered will be confirmed later, but will definitely include 7 & 8.


Ian White, Cliff College Senior Tutor acts as the the Summer School Co-ordinator, and looks forward to welcoming you on site. 


Costs are £280.00 for all teaching & materials, meals and refreshments, and £395.00 for all teaching & materials, meals, refreshments and accommodation in single study en-suite accommodation. There is a slight reduction for couples sharing a double room. Students already signed onto one of our validated courses are entitled to a subsidy on the teaching aspect of the overall cost.

A non refundable deposit of £75.00 secures your place. The balance of fees should be paid on arrival.

Contact the Summer School Administrator, Veronica Evans for more details: admin@cliffcollege.ac.uk  / 01246 584200.

Why not enquire, or even sign up now?!

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