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The London Course is a specifically designed programme for training Local Preachers in the unique setting of London. For more information on what a Local Preacher is and what to do if you feel called to preach in the Methodist Church click here.


The London Course guides and develops its students in how to best be a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church - equipping them with the skills neccessary to communicate the gospel effectively to different congregations. The course is comprised of regular lectures, tutorials and meetings nad is assessed through a combination of written and practical assessments throughout the year. 


Check back soon or contact the District Resource Centre for more details on Courses coming soon...

What next?

The London District is not just committed to the initial training of Local Preachers and Worship Leaders, but recognises the importance of continued learning upon completion of the course.
With this in mind, the London Course Continuing Learning Planning Team are running a series of events to equip, build and support alumni following the course. For more information on further training and other helpful resources, please click here.


Past London Courses

In response to the "District Challenge," to find 40 new Local Preachers, the Discipleship and Congregational Development Commission is pleased to update on the progress of the London Course:

  • London Course 1 (2009-2010): 19 people completed
  • London Course 2 (2010-2011): 21 people completed
  • London Course 3 (2011-2012): 23 people completed
  • London Course 4 (2012-2014): 17 people completed
  • London Course 5 (2015-2016): 15 people completed