The Christian Heritage Centre

Christian Leadership Formation

Under the Patronage of St Thomas More

Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders

“In an increasingly fast moving and complex world, where decision makers have to grapple with ethical challenges about which they feel ill-equipped to deal with, a course which provides formation, maps and sign posts will be greatly welcomed by many.”
The Lord Alton of Liverpool, Founding Trustee of The Christian Heritage Centre

The Thomas More Christian Leadership Formation programme is an exciting and unique course that was launched by the charity in 2021.

The programme runs every year, offering a philosophical, ethical, spiritual and practical formation for tomorrow’s leaders.

Who is it for?

The course is for students currently in Lower 6th or S5 (Scotland).

It is offered to students who are motivated by their faith to help shape and create a society founded on Christian values: students who are seriously considering some form of public life or leadership role, and who are driven by a love of God and of neighbour. Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong level of academic ability through their GCSE grades and predicted A-level grades (or N5 qualifications in Scotland), as well as evidencing leadership qualities and an applied spiritual life.

Students will need to have the support and recommendation of their school in order to apply, with schools being invited to submit a maximum of three applications each.

What does it consist of?

The Christian Heritage Centre has partnered with St Mary’s University, Twickenham, The Catholic Union of Great Britain and Alliance Defending Freedom, besides other organisations and independent academics, in order to offer top-quality input from experts in their fields.

The course is delivered over three residential modules. The third module involves a visit to Parliament, with a tour and closing ceremony to conclude the course.

The course offers academic input of a philosophical, theological and ethical character; workshops on statesmanship and practical aspects of public leadership; training sessions in public speaking and self-knowledge; and input from key, political figures. The content is delivered within a structured framework, which includes time for prayer and liturgy, socialising, activities and discussion.

Module 1: Philosophical Foundations for the Common Good.
July 2023 summer holidays at Theodore House, Stonyhurst

Module 2: Human Life & Ethical Considerations.
October 2023 half-term at SPEC, Pinner, London

Module 3: Applied Political Leadership.
April 2024 Easter break at SPEC, Pinner, London

What does it cost?

The course costs us £1,500 per student.

For parents who are unable to cover the full cost of their child’s place, part- and full sponsorships are available.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2023 programme will open in November 2022.

For any queries, please contact

To donate towards the cost of this programme, please use the link below: