North & West Yorkshire 2019-20

The Anglican Diocese of Leeds, Yorkshire West Methodist District, Yorkshire Baptist Association and The Salvation Army are delighted to make msm available in North and West Yorkshire.

We believe it will be a significant resource for building the Kingdom of God in this area. Individuals are most welcome, but we particularly hope that small groups from a church or fresh expression will come as this will deepen the impact of the course.

The course leaders and teachers include:

Nick Blundell, Karin Shaw, Kez Robinson, Roy Searle, +Chris Edmondson,
Ali Dorey, Ben Askew, Jude Smith, Cass Biggin, Graeme Dutton, Jo Williams, Pete & Kath Atkins.


  • Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Monday 2 December 2019
  • Friday 24 – Sunday 26 January 2020
  • Monday 24 February 2020
  • Saturday 21 March 2020
  • Monday 27 April 2020
  • Saturday 16 May 2020
  • Monday 15 June 2020
  • Saturday 11 July 2020


9.15 to 16.30 Boston Spa Methodist, LS23 6AA (just off the A1).


Mondays from 19.15 to 21.30, Christchurch, Halton, LS15 7RW.

Tuesday alternative for rural north to be confirmed.

The residential weekend is at:

Scargill House, Kettlewell, BD23 5HU.


The course costs £310 per person, or £280 if booked by 1 October, to include materials, refreshments and the weekend away. Significant grants often available and group reductions. Deposit of £20 with booking.
Balance to be paid by 11 November.


For more information:

  • Karin Shaw – 01423 500057
  • Nick Blundell – 01274 416506
    Kezia Robinson – 07791878260

You can download a flyer and booking form here.

The Course Administrator, Pamela Spring, can be contacted using the form below:

Real life stories from leaders and other participants have…helped me evaluate my context and given me fresh energy to persist and to try new things. Being able to do this alongside several other people from my church has been a blessing.. I would encourage teams from churches to go on this journey. God has spoken through it and give[n] us a common language and purpose for stepping out in faith with Him in the future.

Revd Nick Heaton, North & West Yorkshire Course Participant 2019

In response to [what we have learned] we have: introduced Messy Church as an alternative to the [dwindling] ‘Breakfast with God’ we’d run for five years, taken over the secular babies and toddler group … and brought to it half termly worship, opened a community cafe an ecumenical project …with support from the village Coop and…the Joseph Rank Trust to tackle rural loneliness.

Sam Mauer, North & West Yorkshire Course Participant 2019

The greatest benefit of the course is its practical side and the chance to talk through issues relevant to your situation.

Leanne Corlett, course participant

The next big step in taking fresh expressions of church forward is making the right kind of training available in everypart of the country. msm is making a major contribution here and I’m delighted to commend it.

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury 2002-12

I wholeheartedly recommend this course, designed to equip all God’s people to establish authentic and effective Church for this and future generations.

Stuart Bell, Leader, Ground Level

More and more Christians are being led by God to plant, sustain and lead fresh expressions of church. The course is a crucial means by which the Holy Spirit is preparing them for this calling. Go for it!

Martyn Atkins, Former UK Methodist General Secretary
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