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Unlock Appointment in Hull
Hellen McGowan has been appointed as the new Unlock Worker for Hull. Hellen begins work in June 2017.

Unlock Appointment in Newcastle
Phill James has been appointed as the new Unlock Worker for Byker & Walker in Newcastle. Phill began work in May 2017.

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Latest Resources

  • Popcorn and Nachos
  • Pop Goes The Weasel
  • God Finds Us (2013 update)
  • The Veronica Sessions
  • Unlocking the Prodigal
  • What Now?

Unlocking the Prodigal Event and Resource.

This took place at Windy Nook in Gateshead.

> Unlocking the Prodigal poster with details >>
This is some of the feedback we received after the event:-

In December I chatted to the people who came and got overwhelmingly positive feedback. The gist of it was that it had taken a story they were very familiar with and helped them see it with fresh eyes - that it had helped it move from something they knew with their heads, to something that touched their hearts, and that it had provoked some deep and helpful conversations, arising out of the themes of the parable and the way it connected with their own lives and experiences.They saidit had been a lot of fun as well, and that the lunch was good!

I was asked some really good questions by church members, such as, "How can we do more of this, for ourselves?" and "How could we draw in those on the edges of the church, who don't already know the stories in the Bible, for something a bit like this?" I look forward to exploring what the answers to those questions might look like, in the months to come!

Our Lent course has had a very strong Unlock influence and it's been such a great experience.We are a church full of very practical, down to earth people who tend to be quite private about what goes on inside them and not have huge amounts of confidence.Unlock hasenabled usto share our experiences of prayer and God in a much moreopenway.That, in turn has led to a new courage and willingness to pray for and with one another, which makes me a very humble, grateful, happy Vicar indeed.



Current Unlock Partnerships

Unlock Sunderland (Town End Farm) - Jaqueline Atkinson

Unlock Hastings - partnership in development
Unlock Byker & Walker - Phill James
Unlock Hull - appointment pending

Unlock Woodhouse, Sheffield - Siggy Parratt-Halbert
Unlock Birmingham- Volunteers from Queen's Foundation

See Our Workers Page >> for up-to-date details of local projects

Unlock Local Partnerships

Next . . .  We always interested to hear from new places who would like to develop some Unlock work. We focus on deprvied urban commiuties. Contact the National Office if you want to know more.

Working with Theological Colleges

Unlock is now working in partnership with the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and the Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership, and is willing to explore the possibility of partnerships with other Theological Colleges and Ministry Training Programmes in the UK, especially in regions where we already have local projects established.




The 34th Unlock London Walk took place in fine weather on Saturday April 29th 2017. Over 700 people took part.

Walkers please note
The Unlock checkpoint had to be moved to St Mark’s instead of Battersea Central Methodist Mission, due to their building work not being completed in time.
The answer to quiz question 20 was also relocated to St Mark’s i.e. between questions 4 & 5.

> Walk 34 2017 map side >>
> Walk 34 2017 brochure cover >>
> Sponsor form >>
> Walk Quiz >>

More details on our London Walk Page >>



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An Unlock Training day takes place in Birmingham annually, usually in December and sometimes at other times and places too. For information on the next event please contact the Unlock Office.

Training can also be arranged for a local group; see this leaflet for details.
> Unlock Training Leaflet >>

Midlands Urban Mission Training

The brochure below gives details of Urban Mission Training available in (or from) the Midlands and has been produced by a partnership of agencies brought together by the Urban Mission Development Project.
> Equipping Urban Christians>>


Sketch - Unlocking the door

Unlock Urban Mission Training Available -

Any organisation which places Christian workers in Urban Mission contexts is welcome to approach Unlock to provide training for its workers.

Unlock has provided training events for:-

  • Groomes-Shaftesbury (now Livability)
  • Jesus In The City
  • Blackburn, Liverpool, Peterborough & Chester Dioceses,
  • Queens College, Birmingham
  • Mirfield College,
  • Yorkshire Methodist Trainers
  • World Wide Scripture Engagement Congress
  • CPAS Falcon camps
  • Church Urban Fund
  • European Adult Educators Conference
  • Greenbelt
  • Message Trust/Eden
  • Birmingham Outer Estates Group
  • PCAN
  • Exeter University/Bible Society
  • Bristol Church Leaders
  • West Midlands Church Leaders
  • York Diocese


Unlock T Shirts and baseball caps, which are on sale at Unlock London Walks, in a range of sizes and colours priced £6, are now available from the National Office (0114 293 9060, office@unlock-urban.org.uk) for £6 plus P&P. Please specify size and colour required.

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Unlock T shirts available from the Unlock National Office


Donations from our supporters fund 87% of our work - they are vital to help us continue to develop local projects, & produce Bible study materials, workshops and consultancy.


Pictures from Unlock London Walks

olympic stadium under construction

unlock walkers outside church

fabric shop

cobbled roadway and old brick buildings

Photography by Tim Watkins-Idle, Andrew West & Steven Lonsdale.