Leading Worship

Welcome to all who lead worship

You will find here information and resources about leading worship, becoming a Lay preacher, opportunities for developing gifts and skills, courses available as well as links to other relevant websites.

The Assembly Advocate for Leadership in Worship is a member of the Ministries Committee and works closely with the Synod Lay Preaching Commissioners (or their equivalent) to support and encourage all members of the URC involved in leading worship.

Upcoming events and courses

Here is a selection of some of  the events being offered in the next few months. You will find others and more details if you use the links to colleges above.


At Westminster College

Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders Course
Using the theme "21 Century Discipleship", worship and teaching will be led by Westminster teaching staff. The course will incorporate sessions on the Bible, contemporary theology, preaching and music-making.


Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th August, 2016
Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th August, 2016
Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th September, 2016
Friday 9th-Sunday 11th September, 2016

For more details and an application form please follow the link to the programme.


At the Windermere Centre

The Windermere Centre offers a range of courses suitable for budding lay preachers. Please visit  The Windermere Centre for more details.


At Northern College - Luther King House

Conference for Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders is organised each year at Northern College.  Please visit - Lay Preachers Conference Programme – or if you would like any further information (or to book a place) please contact Luther King House Registry Office – 0161 249 2504


The College of Preachers

This ecumenical organisation runs a number of one-day events at venues around the country. More details are available at The College of Preachers.