What Is Manchester School of Theology?

Manchester School of Theology is all about helping you understand God and the Bible in an accessible and compact way.

The course is designed to empower and inspire you to think theologically and to study and apply Scripture in a life-transforming way. We have designed it to be as accessible as possible, and have built the course around 10 Saturday mornings per year over two years, with engaging interactive teaching and opportunities to discuss and apply what you learn.

The course works through the whole Bible over two years as well as covering some key theological topics and looking at how the Bible speaks into some big questions of our day.

“Originally, I felt that I wasn’t one of those brainy people who thrived on, what I figured, to be intense idle chat about the Bible. I was asked to go to School of Theology to support a friend and I was prepared to spend the whole time asleep or binging on the free pastries. I ended up staying for the entire course and found that it helped me understand God more, and I’ve gained more confidence and knowing Him better as my loving father. If you’re absolutely sure it’s not a course for your personality, I strongly urge you to try it out!”

Ian Watson

School of Theology participant

Standard Pathway (Free)

Teaching Sessions – 20 Saturday mornings sessions over two years, running from 9am to 12:30pm.


Post-session zoom – We encourage groups who come together from a church to follow each session with a Zoom a few days later to discuss how you will apply what you have learned and pray together. 


Accompanying Reading – There will be book recommendations that sit alongside the teaching on the course. 


Accredited Pathway (£150)

Includes everything in the standard pathway plus you can count modules as credits towards further study at Nazarene Theological College. This pathway involves three assignments over two years.


Kingsburn Hall

All sessions will take place in-person, and will be at Kingsburn Hall, 814 Burnage Lane, Manchester, M19 1RS.

Free parking is available on nearby streets.

If you have any questions about getting involved with School of Theology as an individual participant or becoming a partner church, please do get in touch with Tom O’Toole, the course director.