Resource Centres

New Learning and Resources Centre, Sheffield City Centre

The full facilities of the Urban Theology Unit are available for Local Preachers. 

The Library and Teaching Suite in Victoria Hall (Chapel Walk) can enable preachers to explore both urban and other theological interests conveniently in Sheffield City Centre.  Call in to browse and see how the thousands of books could provide new insights for your work.  The library is open 10.00 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday, or other times by appointment.

Summer Courses include Theology Study Day (21 March), Look at the Gospels, Methodist Theology and Urban Ministry.  The July Summer Institutes: Socio-Biblical Studies; Issues in Urban Theology.

Full UTU membership , including an annual publication, costs £26.50.  Library membership costs just £15.

UTU, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB.    T: 0114 2709907.

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We are also all invited to use the Diocesan Resources Centre in Rotherham…

Revd Canon John Thomson, Director of Ministries, Diocese of Sheffield has kindly extended this invitation, he writes…“We are very happy for Methodist colleagues to join the Centre and borrow resources”.

“The Diocesan Resources Centre located at Church House in Rotherham is a lending library and is available to be used free of charge to everybody living within the Diocese of Sheffield.  It has over 2,000 members and over 12,000 items available to be borrowed.

Items include: Books, CDs, DVDs, Puppets,   Parachutes, Godly Play boxes, Posters, Icons, Garden Games and Display materials.

The aim is to provide a ‘full package’.  So for example if the aim is to create a special service from scratch we can provide a talk/sermon, hymn books/CDs, drama scripts, prayer books, visual aids eg puppets, balloons, posters and display materials.  If you are organising a church fete, the Centre can provide: garden games, gazebos, display boards, badge makers, and playchutes.”

(Diocesan Website, )

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday    9.00 – 17.00

Main contact: Liz Bentley

Address:  Church House, 95-99 Effingham Street,  Rotherham, S65 1BL. T: 01709 309105