Manchester Bible School

Do you have a desire to learn? Then why not try one of our 5-week evening classes?

Manchester Bible School aims to provide accessible courses equipping people with a deeper knowledge and practical applications of the Bible and theology in a context of fellowship. No previous academic qualifications are required – just a desire to learn. This is a great and affordable way to experience an introduction to further theological education.

The courses are suitable for Christians with a basic grounding in the faith, but who want to increase their knowledge of God’s Word to help them in their Christian lives and service. Some courses aim to introduce topics, while others will build on previous courses to deepen engagement with the topic.

Autumn 2020

We are pleased to announce that MBS will be running this Autumn in a FULLY ONLINE format. Three short courses will be delivered in 5 live, online sessions

Dates and Times

Monday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, November 2 – November 30.

Registration is now OPEN and spaces are LIMITED, so register today!


£35 or £25 for unwaged

Option 1

Islam in Contemporary Britain (LIVE SESSIONS VIA ZOOM)

This course will explore the history, development, and current issues related to the Muslim faith in the UK. The course will begin with an introduction to the beliefs and practices of the Muslim faith, then key areas of similarity and difference between Christianity and Islam will be outlined and discussed. Included in this course will be a virtual tour of a Mosque. If you have ever wanted to learn about the faith of Islam and the best ways to talk with your Muslim friends and neighbours about faith, this is the course for you.

Course Leader:

Revd Canon Phil Rawlings is the Director of the Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam (MCSCI). For many years he has engaged in interfaith dialogue and teaching, primarily through is role as Oldham Church of England Interfaith Officer.

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Option 2

A Journey through the Old Testament (LIVE SESSIONS VIA ZOOM)

A great introductory course for anyone wanting to explore the big picture of the story of God presented through the Old Testament of the Bible and grow deeper in their encounter with Scripture. Learn together in a friendly, interactive environment.

Course leader:

Mark Tomlinson is a ‘Walk Through the Bible’ qualified presenter and a Children’s Specialist at Primary Focus. Mark is a gifted communicator and is as passionate about supporting, encouraging, equipping, and training leaders, as he is about teaching children about God, Jesus, and the Bible.

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Option 3


Led by a world-renowned New Testament scholar, this class will offer a journey through the Gospel according to Mark, with a particular emphasis on discipleship.

Course Leader:

Dr. Kent Brower, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Nazarene Theological College

This course is now fully booked

BONUS Option

NTC Online: Church History (NO LIVE SESSIONS)

This course delivers accessible learning, through the use of video, online discussion, and readings, offering anyone the opportunity to learn about the two-thousand year history of the Church, century by century. Normally delivered over ten weeks, this course will be offered exclusively for the Manchester Bible School over five weeks in November. You progress through the material at your own pace (there are no live sessions for this course). At four points during the course, you, your fellow students and the course leader will engage in discussion forums, which allows an opportunity to reflect on the things you have been learning.

Course Leader:

Revd Dr Joseph Wood, Lecturer in Church History at Nazarene Theological College and Chair of the Manchester Bible School Steering Group

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If you would like to register your interest in the Manchester Bible School, and to receive regular updates, please email the MBS Secretary, Fiona, at the address below.


Fiona Montague: MBS Secretary  fiona_m999@hotmail.com

Nazarene Theological College  enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk