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.

The Education & Learning Committee is pleased to offer grants to Assembly Accredited Lay Preachers to support them in further training. Please discuss with your synod lay training officer, and you may download an Application Form.

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


At Northern College - Luther King House

The 2019 Lay Preachers Conference has been confirmed for

Thursday 23rd —Saturday 25th MAY 2019
Preaching for “Ordinary Time”: Inspiration and Resources for Worship from Trinity onwards
The conference will support lay preachers and worship leaders preparing to lead worship in the non-fes¬tival ¬times of the year; bible studies, practi¬cal sessions, and an opti¬onal evening workshop.


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.