Purpose & Management

The Yorkshire Theological Education Partnership is composed of the Yorkshire Ministry Course (YMC), the Schools of Ministry in each of the three Yorkshire Dioceses, St Barnabas Theological Centre (SBTC) and the Church Army.

These partners have a strong tradition of offering courses for those seeking to exercise ministry within the Church, both lay and ordained.

Until recently academic awards have been validated by either York St John University or the University of Sheffield.

September 2014 saw the introduction of Common Awards programmes, validated by Durham University and offered by most theological colleges and courses across the country.  It was agreed that all the Yorkshire Diocesan Schools of Ministry, YMC, STBC and the Church Army would form a new partnership and work together collaboratively to offer the new awards.  YMC and SBTC began offering the Common Awards in September 2014 and the other partners started in September 2015.

The following awards are available:

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Christian Ministry and Mission
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission
  • BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission
  • MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Most are offered on a part-time basis at local Centres across Yorkshire.

For further information about YTEP or the courses available please email admin@ytep.co.uk.


YTEP's Charitable Objects

  • To advance education for the public benefit in ministerial education for both ordained and lay members of the Christian churches; and
  • The advancement of theological ministerial education and training for those with a personal interest.


Members and Trustees

YTEP's member bodies are:


YTEP's current trustees are:

  • Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield, Leeds Diocese (Chair)
  • Canon Dr John Lawson, Canon Librarian, Wakefield Cathedral, Leeds Diocese
  • Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield, Director of Ministry, Mission and Training, York Diocese
  • Revd Jane Truman, Training Manager, Church Army
  • Dr Christine Gore, Director of Formation for Ministry, Sheffield Diocese
  • Revd Mark Powley, Principal, Yorkshire Ministry Course
  • Revd Stephen Spencer, Vice Principal, Yorkshire Ministry Course


The Report of the Trustees and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 August 2015 can be found here.


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