Luther King House
Luther King House,
M14 5JP, UK
11th June 2020 – Message from Revd Graham Sparkes – Luther King House President
Here at Luther King House our primary focus continues to be on supporting our learning community through to the end of the current academic year. Many of us continue to face enormous challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, but we are finding good ways of helping each other through to completion.
At the same time, our thoughts have begun to turn towards the next academic year beginning in September. Following very careful discussion our staff team have made a number of decisions, and we hope that these will enable us to prepare creatively for the months ahead. Let me share these with you.
We look forward with hope and faith to the ending of this year and the beginning of the next! Please know that we are open to applications to study here beginning in September 2020. We can offer the best of online learning in small groups, together with personal face to face support for all those who would be helped by this. Our website provides you with details of all our courses and how to apply – and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you want to know more.
With every blessing.
9th April 2020 – Message from Revd Graham Sparkes – Luther King House President
Along with so many other organizations and institutions, Luther King House has been responding to the crisis caused by Covid-19. We want to update our wider friends and contacts on what has been happening at LKH, and to assure you of our ongoing commitment to providing learning and support for those preparing for ministry and mission within churches and communities.
Once the government announced its decision to impose a lockdown, LKH immediately took a number of actions:
The situation continues to present us with many challenges as we work out the ongoing implications for our patterns of learning for the rest of the academic year. Our priority will be to provide our learning community with all the support and help they need to be able to continue and complete their programmes of study.
One thing we do want to make clear. LKH remains open! Very importantly, we are open to applications to study here beginning in September 2020, and if you want to explore the opportunities we offer to learn in a supportive environment – one that will deepen and enrich your faith and equip you for ministry and mission – then do get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you. Our website provides you with details of current courses and there will be further new opportunities for study appearing shortly, so do contact us for a conversation.
In the midst of considerable uncertainty, we continue to trust ourselves to God’s strength and care, and pray that Easter’s joy and hope will carry us on into the future.
Take care and stay safe.
17th March 2020 – Message from Revd Graham Sparkes – Luther King House President
As you will be aware, the government issued new advice about coronavirus (Covid-19) yesterday evening. As a result LKH has taken the decision to suspend all face-to-face teaching immediately and to transition to patterns of online learning. This is in line with the decisions made by the University of Manchester this morning.
Our plan is to use the planned teaching sessions next week to continue our learning, and it will be the responsibility of tutors to indicate how this will take place. Tomorrow’s teaching sessions will also be covered online, but inevitably these have not been organized in advance so please check the relevant Moodle spaces and your emails for guidance. We then have the Easter break before teaching is due to recommence from 20 April onwards.
The front page of our Moodle site will provide regular news and updates, and we will let you know of any major developments that take place. Unless they are unwell, all tutors can be contacted by email in the normal way and should be able to respond to questions and concerns. Please also note that the library continues to remain open for use.
It would also helpful for you to be aware that the Whitley Lecture (23rd March) and Research Training (19th March) have also been cancelled.
Though we will not be together as a community for the foreseeable future, let us hold each other in our love and prayers. May God’s peace and healing presence be with us all, and with those for whom we care.