UTU is an independent, ecumenical charitable organisation, committed to the search for relevant Christian discipleship in contemporary society. It seeks to be a community of study and commitment, based in the inner city, where people can come from many backgrounds, nationalities and traditions, for vocational discovery and theological and ministerial education/training.
Our courses are geared to give support, affirmation, new skills and ideas to lay and ordained Christians in all contexts, especially the urban. Our ethos is to be inclusive, which means there is respect for different theological perspectives. In the search for relevant Christian practice today.
It with great sadness that we annouce the death of Revd Raymond Goadby, former Chair of UTU's Board of Trustees. UTU was most grateful for his support over the years.
Our sincere condolences go out to his family.
PhD ENQUIRY DAY
THURSDAY, 30 NOVEMBER, 1.30 pm
Call the office for further details or just call in!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Urban Theology Unit
(Company No 5763786; Charity No 11153990) to be held on
Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 7.30 pm at
LOWER GROUND FLOOR, VICTORIA HALL METHODIST CHURCH
click here for further details
For nomination forms for joining the Board of Trustees click here
The final Colloquium of 2015 will be on 3 December. The theme is 'Discipleship - Newly Discover' with John Vincent.
("Discipleship" is the new Anglican General Synod programme. John Vincent has two UTU working projects on it. Come and feed in your ideas!) For further information click here
The subjects for the Spring meetings will be decided by Colloquium members. The proposed dates are: 17 March, 14 April and 12 May
ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!
CHECK THIS PAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR!
The UTU Colloquium is for Ministers and Lay people who meet together and share ideas and experiences of current urban ministry. All members contribute and take it in turns to act as Chair person, or introduce a topic, or give a response to it. Also, there is always time for members to give out annoucements, suggest books to read, or propose themes they would like to introduce or have studied. Previous themes have included, Foodbanks, Engagement & Projects, Catholic Social Teaching and Community Development.
We are recruiting for the MA for academic year 2015-2016!
Methods & Resources in Contextual Theology
Please contact UTU for more information!
MA and MPhil/PhD
The Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield (UTU) is passionately committed to urban theology and ministry, radical biblical interpretation and contextual practice, and creative on-the-ground research. UTU provides a stimulating, supportive, and challenging environment for the development of theology and practice in both church and community, and offers part-time postgraduate programmes in Contextual Theology. UTU is a Constituent College of Luther King House, which is an approved partner of the University of Manchester.
è MA in Contextual Theology — this is suitablefor teachers, lay ministers, readers, community workers, for clergy as part of Ministerial Development, and for all interested in developing their Christian thinking. Single modules can be audited.
è MPhil/PhD in Contextual Theology — this is suitablefor clergy, activists, and academics as part of professional development or individual interest. Research focuses on Urban, Liberation, and Contextual Theologies and Practice. Supervisors and researchers work together in an Graduate Seminar Group providing peer support and colleagueship. Research interests include: • Urban Mission • Fresh Expressions • Eco-theology • Disability • Leadership • Racism • Christian Socialism • Religious Community • Refugees • Chaplaincy.
UTU’s Library is one of the best theological and biblical and ministerial libraries in the North of England. Ask the office about access to this wonderful library.
UTU also provides study days on preaching and ministry, etc., and tuition in Biblical Hebrew. For details of courses, days, and summer schools consult the website.
For further information contact the UTU Office on 0114 270 9907
STUDY DAYS & SHORT COURSES AT UTU
NO FEE - DONATION WELCOME
Lower Ground Floor, Victoria Hall
(Access at Chapel Walk Entrance)
Our next Study Days:
Leadership & Change in the Church
with Revd Dr Ian K Duffield
10 February 2016, 10 am - 3 pm
Preaching Today with the Bible 2
with Revd Dr Ian K Duffield
25 May 2016, 10 am - 3pm
REVD DR NOEL IRWIN
Coming soon - Introducing the Old Testament!
ALL WELCOME - NO FEE!
DONATIONS & VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS ARE
Become a member and receive our newsletter, our latest publications and details of UTU events
TO DOWNLOAD A FORM CLICK HERE or CONTACT THE UTU OFFICE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Or just ask for Library Membership.This costs £10 per annumto borrow from our extensive library. UTU has one of the best theological, biblical and ministerial libraries, including a sizeable Methodist library.
LUTHER KING HOUSE
EXPLORING FAITH & SPITITUALITY
A PROGRAMME OF OPEN LEARNING
For further information click here
Research Degrees at UTU
MA, MPhil & PhD
See UTU degrees for further details.
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Books for Sale
A huge range of quality books, both specialist and general….. Theological, Biblical, Religious, Plus various miscellaneous subjects All Sale Books from 50p to £5 Also, a 20p ‘bargain basement’
Come along to UTU
UTU's teaching suite is in the centre of Sheffield and offers academic courses in Theological education and training, in particular MA & MPhil/PhD programmes through Luther King House and an approved partner of the University of Manchester. We also offer less formal courses in personal theology and spirituality, biblical Hebrew, sabbaticals and courses tailored to particular needs.
If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages, do contact us, and we'll try to help.
Location: Access to UTU is via the Chapel Walk entrance (to the left when facing the front of the building,opposite the stage entrance of the Crucible Theatre and the NCP car park). In the reception area walk straight ahead to the lift on your left to the lower ground floor and follow the signs for UTU.