WLP Summer School

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

Worship: Leading & Preaching Summer School student testimonies

. ‘My time at Cliff has made an enormous impact on my Christian journey, affirming and re-assuring my call to preach’, ‘WLP Summer School brings understanding of some difficult topics and a wonderful opportunity to learn alongside others in the same path and in a similar place’, ‘The course has been brilliantly inclusive and confidence building!’, ‘It has given me hope and courage to learn more and go out from here to share my faith and the love of God to all I meet!’, ‘I feel privileged to be part of this community of Summer school, encouraging each other to keep up the good work. Some of us are going to be friends for the rest of our lives. A big thank you!’. 

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.

Worship: Leading & Preaching. Led by a team from the Learning Network of the Methodist Church, and headed up by the Course Leader Bob Bartindale, Officer for Worship and Local Preachers in the Methodist Church, Worship: Leading & Preaching is the authorised course for Worship Leaders and Local Preachers in the Methodist Church.

The WLP Summer School is designed specifically for those who are currently training to be Worship Leaders and Local Preachers in the Methodist Church.  During the week, the sessions will be based on the “Explore” material in the Worship: Leading & Preaching course, and will assume that students have completed the “Prepare” sections prior to the Spring 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.

Complementing the WLP Spring School , the WLP Summer School offers four streams covering (i) Modules 1 & 2 (ii) Modules 3 & 4, (iii) Modules 5 & 6, and (iv) Modules 7 & 8. This enables Local Preachers in training to complete the whole course during intensive weeks based at Cliff College over two years, or within one year as part of the WLP in a Year scheme.

Welcomed by Ian White, Senior Tutor, the college chaplain Deacon David Hunt acts as the WLP Summer School Course Host. 


  Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August 2020


Costs are £295.00 for all teaching & materials, meals and refreshments, and £435.00 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. We are grateful to The Methodist Church for subsidizing part of the overall cost of this key training.

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

Wanting to know more or have a course related question? Then contact Deacon David Hunt on 01246 584226 / chaplain@cliffcollege.ac.uk

Ready to book now? Return the downloadable booking form by email to wlp@cliffcollege.ac.uk, or by post to WLP Administrator, Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3XG. Please contact the college on 01246 584200 if you have any further administrative questions.

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Call: +44 (0) 1246 584200


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