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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 Ella Takon

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 Blake

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.





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  -

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
. . and many others available on the - > Resources Page >>

Unlocking the Prodigal Event and Resource.

An Unlock Bible activity event based on Luke 15.

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

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 41st Unlock London Walk will take place on Saturday April 27th 2024.


The 2024 Unlock Walk is visiting West London! Specifically the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. The area we will explore in the 41st Unlock Walk is a bit further west of where we walked in 2001 and 2005 and south of where we visited in 2012. And going by these dates you'll see an Unlock Walk visit to west London is long overdue!


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

Details on our London Walk Page >>

The 2020 and 2021 virtual Unlock London walks, are featured on our Stay at Home London Walks 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.


Please support Unlock's work by regular prayer


Queens training poster 2023

We may arrange other Trainings during 2024 and when we do the details will be here.

Training can be arranged for local groups; see this leaflet and contact the Unlock Office for details.

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.


Sketch - Unlocking the doorUnlock Urban Mission Training Available -

For 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
Message Trust/Eden
Birmingham Outer Estates Group
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 (01709380318, office@unlock-urban.org.uk) for £6 plus P&P. Please specify size and colour required.

Unlock T shirts on sale

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

 Bible Women Flyer

Unlocking the Prodigal poster

 Notice for walk leaders

 Pictures from 2023 Unlock London Walk by Watkinsidles

watery view in Thamesmead

Woolwich station sign 

Lesnes Abbey Gateway