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Our Unlock office is only staffed part time. Please e-mail or leave messages on the office answerphone but bear with us if our responses are not immediate.

Welcome to Nguemo
Nguemo Takon will be our Unlock Senior Administrator from September 2023. She will need a few weeks to find her way around so please bear with us as we all adjust.

And Thank you Jenny
Our blessed Jenny, Unlock Senior Administrator since 2011, has now retired. We are very grateful for all she has given to Unlock over many years and wish her well for her furture.


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The work we do is funded primarily through the generosity of our faithful and commited supporters. The more funds we have; the more work we can deliver in UK cities; the more we are able to Unlock, Reveal and Release.

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Latest Resources

  • Slithers of Gold
  • The Year We Stayed at Home
  • Unlocking Feelings
  • Seasonal Community Trails
  • Starter for Ten
  • Unlocking COVID timeline
  • The Heart of the Estate
  • What's the Buzz?
  • What Shall we do with the Women? - See image on the right
  • Keep Calm and . . .
  • Popcorn and Nachos
  • Pop Goes The Weasel
  • The Veronica Sessions
  • Unlocking the Prodigal



Unlocking the Prodigal Event and Resource.

This took place at Windy Nook in Gateshead and again in Heanor in May 2018.

> Unlocking the Prodigal poster with details >>
An Unlocking The Prodigal Resource Pack is available on the > Resources Page >>

This is some of the feedback we received after the event:-

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 Local Partnerships

We are looking to establish new Local Partnerships in new locations. Please contact us if you are interested.

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

Working with Theological Colleges

Unlock is in partnership with the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham , and is willing to explore the possibility of partnerships with other Theological Colleges and Ministry Training Programmes in the UK, particularly in regions where we already have local projects established. Students looking for interesting placements are welcome to contact us to explore possibilities.



The next Unlock London Walk will be on Saturday 28th April 2018 in Tottenham and Harringay.

The 40th Unlock London Walk took place on Saturday April 22nd 2023; Thamesmead, Abbey Wood and the Elisabeth Line.

>40th Unlock London Walk, Map >>
>40th Unlock London Walk, Information >>
>Quiz for the 40th Unlock London Walk, 2023 >>

More details on our London Walk Page >>

The 2020 and 2021 virtual Unlock London walks, are featured on our 'Unlock Support' page

We are dependent on the income from the Unlock London walks for around 50% of our annual funding, and without that income Unlock will not be able to continue its valuable work; so we really need you to donate anyway, just as if the 2020 & 2021 walks were still happening. We hope that the online version of these walks will encourage you to do that.



> Prayer page with Current Prayer Needs >>



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 engages in Mission on the margins is welcome to approach Unlock to provide training.

Unlock has provided training events for:-

  • Christians Against Poverty
  • Hull Community Church
  • Together Lancashire
  • Together Norfolk
  • 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.

Unlock T shirts available from the Unlock National Office (we have some new colours in 2023).

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 2023 Unlock London Walk by Watkinsidles