From January 2017 we will have 6 Transforming faith groups meeting around the Diocese at –


  • Derby Cathedral Centre on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm
  • All Saints Church Hall, Smedley, Matlock, DE4 3 JG on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm
  • St Michael’s Church Hall, Brimington, Chesterfield, S43 3JG on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm
  • St Peter’s Church, Fairfield SK17 7EA meet on Wednesday mornings from 10am – 12pm
  • St Edmund's Vicarage, Allenton and Shelton Lock, Derby, DE24 9JA on Sunday afternoons from 4pm – 6pm beginning on Feb 12th
  • The Convent of the Holy Name, Morley Road, Oakwood, DE21 4QZ on Wednesday afternoons 2-4pm starting 10th of May


For further details or to book a place at any of these groups, please contact Fiona Bennett on 01332 388670 or



What is Transforming Faith?

Transforming Faith does what it says on the tin:

  • It transforms a person's faith
  • It takes seriously where people are in their journey of faith
  • It is delivered where people are, through deanery learning hubs
  • It is a learning programme designed for all disciples from different backgrounds
What are the benefits of Transforming Faith?
  • It helps you explore your faith
  • It helps you explore your discipleship and vocation
  • It helps you grow in confidence
How does Transforming Faith work?
  • Transforming Faith brings together a group of 8 - 12 people in deanery learning hubs
  • The deanery learning hub is a place of learning and for worship together
  • The discussions in the group are based on your experience, your understanding and what you're learning as a disciple
  • Transforming Faith allows you the flexibility to learn together, to further your understanding through written work and to gain a certificate from the Bishop or from a university.

Transforming Faith can be followed at a number of levels by a variety of people. You can begin your journey on Transforming Faith by opting to follow the course for one module, two modules or three modules. Three modules takes a year, or you can just keep going and opt out whenever you wish. 

After two years of study the Bishop will award you a Bishop's certificate, but remember you can keep going and get the Bishop's diploma! 

The programme consists of the following

Year one

  • Beginning of the New Testament
  • Doing Theology
  • Call and Vocation

Year two

  • Beginning of the Old Testament
  • Mission and Service
  • Using the Bible

Year three

  • Exploring the Gospels
  • God as Trinity
  • Pastoral Practice

Year Four

  • Exploring Paul
  • Worship and Liturgy
  • Christian Ethics

 How do the groups work?

The groups meet weekly over a nine week term. Each participant is encouraged to read a chapter from a book and bring to the group their own reflections in what they have read in the light of their own experience. There is the opportunity to meet together one Saturday per module and look at the topic more deeply. There are assessment tasks relevant to the subject and to the person's journey in faith and discipleship.

 Want to know more?

If you have any questions or would like more information about the nearest course near you please contact Fiona Bennett on 01332 388670 or by email 

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