Luther King Centre for Theology and Ministry




Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5JP


0161 249 2514

Additional Telephone

0161 249 2509

Alternative Names

Partnership for Theological Education

Contact & Job Title

Katie Paton (Librarian)

Purpose & main user community of the library

Ecumenical learning community for lay and ordained ministry. Luther King House facilities also include a conference centre and bed and breakfast accommodation. The library provides resources for the following colleges that comprise Luther King House Educational Trust: Urban Theology Union; Northern Baptist College; Unitarian College Manchester; Northern College; Luther King House Open College. We also provide library resources and services for All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry, and for around 150 external library members.

Terms of access

See website and by arrangement with the librarian

Opening hours

0730 – 2230 everyday (closed over the Christmas period)

Disabled access

All aisles in the main library allow wheelchair access. Help needed for high shelves and the study/ computer areas are fully accessible

Lending to other libraries & visitors

External memberships available, see website for details.

Number of volumes


Periodicals – Back Issues


Current Periodicals


Other materials

LKH MA dissertations and PhD. Theses; DVDs; ejournals and ebooks.

Volumes added per year



Practical, liberation, feminist and contemporary theologies, ecumenism, missiology, spirituality, pastoral care, biblical studies, doctrinal theology, ethics, worship and liturgy, church history, interfaith dialogue, world religions, social sciences, church related community work, denominational resources and historical material

Special Collections

Transferred to John Rylands Library on permanent loan


Transferred to John Rylands University Library on permanent loan:– mss and pamphlets of the Lady Hewley Case (1829–1842); mss from the Baptist organisation in the North West.

Research resource

Ecumenical movement, practical theology, nonconformist church history, contemporary theologies

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue
Other facilities

Photocopying, open access computer suite, WIFI and printing (by arrangement with library staff)

Full Time Staff