Learning and Training opportunties

Here is a list of some of the Learning and Training Opportunities that are happening both locally and further afield.

Has Science made God Unnecessary?

Join us in Baslow Village Hall at 7.30 pm on April 5th to hear a talk on this challenging subject by International Speaker, Author and ‘Resource’ worker Rev Dr Alison Morgan (‘The Wild Gospel’; ‘The Word on the Wind’)

Followed by a Question & Answer Session/Debate.

No charge (retiring collection only)

You will need to apply for a ticket as seating numbers are limited; call Sheila Travis on 01246 582208, Sue Campbell 01246582512 or collect from Baslow SPAR Shop.

Alison Morgan was born in London, studied languages at Cambridge, there awarded a PhD for her work on Dante. After lecturing for several years Alison was ordained into the Anglican Church in 1996. She now works for The Mathetes Trust directing the ‘Rooted in Jesus’ discipleship programme for Africa; co-author of a healing course and Lent Course ‘Season of Renewal’ amongst others.


Certificate in Faith & Change in Conflict

Tue 30 April – Thur 2 May & Tue 11-Thur 13 June 2019 (Please note: attendance is required at both blocks of teaching).

Maximum of 16 participants, so book early! The cost of £425.00 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support, all board and 4 nights accommodation in single en-suite rooms.

Full details on the website here: https://www.cliffcollege.ac.uk/students/shortcourses/cliff-certificates/certificate-in-faith-in-change-and-conflict/

Grants may be available from the Sheffield District Learning & Development Group.

Regional Safeguarding Conference

Watching Over One Another in Love

Saturday 8th June 2019 – Boston Spa Methodist Church

10am coffee and registration, 3.30pm finish

Please book by 20th May on Eventbrite – search for ‘Yorkshire Plus Region Safeguarding Conference’ or email admin@yorkshirenemethodist.org for a link to follow for the event.

Keynote Speaker: Revd. Helen Cameron


  • ‘Watching over the vulnerable’ – Revd. Keith Albans
  • ‘Watching over our mental wellbeing’ – Penny Johnson
  • ‘Watching over our boundaries’ – Grahame Snelling
  • ‘Watching over each other in a social media world’ – Katy Spencer-Madden

Full details here: Regional Safeguarding Conference

Learning & Development Grants

A reminder that there are grants towards Learning & Development Opportunities available. You can download an application form here:

L and D grant Application form (booklet version)