Welcome to the Harrogate School of Theology & Mission

Harrogate School of Theology & Mission was launched to develop excellent theological and biblical training that is open to all. Our programme takes place on one Saturday morning a month between September and April, alternating between live lectures and live seminars. Due to popular demand we are also planning to run the weekly small group study group working through John’s gospel over 6 months again in 2024/25.


Lectures delivered live and in person by well qualified speakers who are skilled in communicating their message and passionate about its relevance for today, and include breakfast beforehand and time for Q&A afterwards. Lectures are held at St Mark’s Church, Harrogate and also available on Zoom.


Seminars are in person biblical studies sessions led by a live local speaker who is an expert in their subject. The seminars start with breakfast, and always include a group discussion. The seminars are being held at Woodlands Methodist Church, Harrogate.

Re-reading the Gospel of John : A 6-month journey

In 2023/24, nearly 30 pilgrims across three groups completed the challenge of reading a chapter per week of David Ford’s commentary; meeting on-line once a week to discuss it with fellow learners for an hour between October and March.
We are hoping to be able to offer this journey again in 2024/25.



In person (including breakfast and refreshments):

  • £8.00 per session
  • Students: £5 per lecture;
  • under 18s free.

Zoom live-stream:

  • £5 per person, bookable via Eventbrite.

Fees payable preferably in advance by the online booking system EventBrite or on the day by contactless card or cheque (to Harrogate School of Theology and Mission).


  • £5 per session;
  • under 18s free.

Bookable in advance by the online booking system EventBrite.

Gospel of John:

Online, and with no charge, although you will need a copy of the commentary. Details for 2024/25 to follow.