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, brand-new course that is being developed by the charity. It is due to commence in July 2021, with applications being invited in the New Year.

Who is it for?

The course is offered to 6th Form students, with applications in Lower 6th.

 It will be 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, 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 offer a maximum of three applications each.

What will 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 will be delivered over three residential modules, as below. The third module will involve a visit to Parliament, with a tour and closing ceremony to conclude the course.

Students of the course will receive academic input of a philosophical, theological and ethical character through lectures; workshops on the statesmanship and practical aspects of public leadership; training sessions in public speaking and self-knowledge; and sessions with key, political figures. The content will be delivered within a structured framework, which will include time for prayer and liturgy, socialising, activities and discussion.

Module 1: Philosophical Foundations for the Common Good: 26th – 30th July 2021, at Theodore House, Stonyhurst, Lancashire

Module 2: Human Life & Ethical Considerations: 23rd – 25th October 2021, at SPEC, Pinner, London

Module 3: Applied Political Leadership: 9th – 12th April 2022, at SPEC, Pinner, London

The modules have been developed in collaboration with St Mary’s University, Twickenham as well as leading academics from other institutions. Other contributors to the course will include Alliance Defending Freedom, the Catholic Union of Great Britain and Catholic Voices.

How do I apply?

Applications will open in the New Year 2021. To register your interest in advance and to have an application pack sent directly to you, please complete the form below.

Each application will need to be supported and recommended by the school, and a maximum of three applications will accepted from any one school.

To register your interest in the course, please sign up below.

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