Our specific focus within the wider range of training opportunities offered by the diocese is to provide ministerial formation rooted in both sound theological learning and practical ministerial experience in local churches and mission contexts, so that people are equipped for ministry in the contemporary world.
Students studying with YSOM come from many different church traditions, social backgrounds and with a wide variety of academic and life experience and ability. This diversity of Christian experience makes for a stimulating learning environment where all, staff and students alike, can learn from each other.
The York School of Ministry is based at the Diocesan Office in York, but courses take place across the Diocese, focused on three hubs at York, Beverley and Middlesbrough.
The staff team at YSOM are also drawn from across the diocese, both lay and ordained, bringing together a wealth of experience and expertise in ministry and theological study. From a wide range of backgrounds, socially, educationally and in tradition, we share a passion and a vision to help equip Christian disciples, men and women, to fulfil the calling that God has given them.