In the summer of 2013 two ministers, Rev Phil Warrey and Rev Julia Monaghan, came up with the idea of Worship Academy, to begin to address a major problem of a dire shortage of active Local Preachers and Worship Leaders, few in number and needing encouragement and support.
This was the year before the new training for Worship Leaders and Local Preachers was to be rolled out. During 2013/14 September to July seven new Worship Leaders were trained and accredited and commissioned in July; in parallel with an active programme of Continuous development for experienced Local Preachers, Worship Leaders and Ministers.
In 2014/15 the two groups merged. Since then we have continued to have a lot of support from the Connexional team, who feature regularly in our programme.
2020/21 will be our eighth season, click on the 2020/2021 Programme file for full details.