Principal: Mark Powley

About Mark

Mark read Theology as an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham before further graduate studies at Oxford University during his time at Wycliffe Hall. He has a background in secondary education teaching, youth work and contemporary worship. He served as Assistant Curate of St Mary Magdalen with St Martin in Croydon and Associate Pastor at St Paul’s Hammersmith before becoming Associate Rector of St George’s Leeds. Mark was responsible for the launch of St Barnabas Theological Centre in 2013 and in 2015 was appointed Principal of The Yorkshire Ministry Course; since January 2017 he has been Principal of St Hild College, formed by the merger of the two. Currently, Mark works with the Vice Principals to provide overall leadership of St Hild College. He leads modules in New Testament, Preaching and Leadership. He is also completing a DThMin at Kings College London reflecting on the presence of God in corporate worship. He lives in north Leeds with his wife Ailsa and their four children. 



  • 4Life: God’s Values for Living (Harpenden: Cell UK, 2005) 
  • The Big Story: Bible Reading Guide (Harpenden: Cell UK, 2007)
  • Consumer Detox (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010)
  • “Vocation and Resurrection” in Gavin Wakefield and Nigel Rooms (ed.), Northern Gospel, Northern Church (Durham: Sacristy, 2016)


Research and Supervision Interests

  • Pneumatology and mediation 
  • The work of Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • Biblical theology and hermeneutics
  • Preaching


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