Provincial Directory - Theological Colleges

Cranmer Hall Theological College

Eastern Region Ministry Course

Local Ministry Programme Oxford

Local Ministry Programme: Guildford Diocese

Oak Hill Theological College

Ridley Hall

Ripon College Cuddesdon

South East Institute for Theological Education

St John's Nottingham Limited

The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education

Trinity College, Bristol

West of England Ministerial Training Course

Westcott House

Yorkshire Ministry Course

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Cranmer Hall Theological College

Principal: The Revd Canon Anne Dyer (Warden)

Address:  Cranmer Hall, St Johns College, 3 South Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RJ

Tel: 0191 334 3894

Fax: 0191 334 3501

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.cranmerhall.com

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican (but work in partnership with Wesley Study Centre (Methodist) and Ushaw College (Roman Catholic Seminary).

Residential: Full-time or part-time, residential or non-residential

Qualifications:  Certificate, Diploma, BA, or MA in Theology and Ministry, and Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry. All courses are taught within Cranmer Hall and validated by Durham University.

Languages:  English

Comments:  Cranmer Hall is the only Theological College in the North East of England - 'in the place where the Bible was first translated into English'. We provide training for both ordinands and independent students.

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Eastern Region Ministry Course

Principal: Revd Dr Ian McIntosh

Address:  c/o Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BJ

Tel: 01223 741026

Fax: 01223 741027

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.ermc.cam.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican and Methodist

Residential: Part-time, part-residential

Qualifications:  Foundation Degree awarded by Anglia Ruskin University and an MA in Pastoral Theology through Anglia Ruskin University.

Languages:  English

Comments:  We are part of the Cambridge Theological Federation and in special partnership with the Norwich Diocesan Ministry course and the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Ministry Course. We also train women and men for licensed lay ministry and offer continuing ministerial education in IME 4-7

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Local Ministry Programme Oxford

Principal: The Revd Beren Hartless

Address:  Diocesan Church House, North Hinksey, Oxford, OX2 0ND

Tel: 01865 208258

Fax: 01865 790470

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.oxford.anglican.org

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican

Residential: Part-time

Qualifications:  Most students undertake a Foundation Degree (FdA) validated by Oxford Brookes University; there are also BA and MA programmes available

Languages:  English

Comments:  The local Ministry Programme integrates the training of ordinands, Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers) and other lay learners. We are in partnership with other dioceses within the South Central Regional Training Partnership.

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Local Ministry Programme: Guildford Diocese

Principal: Revd Dr Steve Summers

Address:  Diocesan House, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3XG

Tel: 01483 7903319

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.cofeguildford.org.uk/go/lmp

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican

Residential: Three year part-time course focused on one evening per week throughout term time with two residential weekends and two study days per year.

Qualifications:  Certificate in Ministry & Foundation Degree in Ministry (FdA) accreditated by Oxford Brookes University. Students can go on to study for a BA (Hons) in Ministry.

Languages:  English

Comments:  Gioldfor's Local Ministry Programme trains Ordained Local Ministers alongside Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers) and occasionally Pastoral Assistants.

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Oak Hill Theological College

Principal: Revd Dr Michael Ovey

Address:  Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PS

Tel: 020 8449 0467

Fax: 020 8441 5996

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.oakhill.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican Foundation that trains both Anglicans and non-Anglicans who have a common passion for the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and his mission in the world.

Residential: Full-time and part-time training.

Qualifications:  DipHE, BAHons, MTh, MA, PGDip

Languages:  English

Comments:  We deliver "biblical training for contemporary ministry" for Anglican and Free Church students in: Theological and Pastoral studies; Youth and Children's Ministry; Theology and World Mission. Set in a parkland campus in North London, the college offers full and part-time study at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Ridley Hall

Principal: Revd Canon Andrew Norman (Principal)

Address:  Ridley Hall, Ridley Hall Road, Cambridge, CB3 9HG

Tel: 012223 746580

Fax: 01223 746581

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.ridley.cam.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican, but part of an Ecumenical Federation

Residential: Full-time residential for most ordinands, mixed mode for a few ordinands and 50 youth ministry students.

Qualifications:  Certificate in Theology for Ministry (CTM), Foundation Degree (FdA), BA, BTh, MA, MPhil, PhD

Languages:  English

Comments:  Ridley Hall has offered courses for ordinands and clergy from the worldwide Anglican Communion for many years.

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Ripon College Cuddesdon

Principal: Canon Professor Martyn Percy (Principal)

Address:  Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford, OX44 9EX

Tel: 44 (0)1865 874404

Fax: 44 (0)1865 875431

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.rec.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican

Residential: Full-time (Ripon College, Residential) and Part-time (Oxford Ministry Course, non-residential)

Qualifications:  Mphil. MTh, BA, BTh, Certificate in Theology (Oxford University); MA/Foundation Fegree in Arts (Oxford Brookes University)

Languages:  English

Comments:  The College also has a research centre (Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology)

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South East Institute for Theological Education

Principal: Revd Dr Jeremy Worthen

Address:  Ground Floor, Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4HF

Tel:  44 (0)1634 846683

Fax: 44 (0)1634 819347

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.seite.co.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Ecumenical

Residential: Part-time, non-residential

Qualifications:  Undergraduate (up to BA)

Languages:  English

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St John's Nottingham Limited

Principal: Canon Dr Christina Baxter CBE

Address:  Chilwell Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3DS

Tel: 0115 925 1114

Fax: 0115 943 6438

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.stjohns-nottm.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican

Residential: Full-time, part-time, mixed mode, residential, distance learning

Qualifications:  Certificate, Diploma, Degree, Masters, PhD supervision.

Languages:  English

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The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education

Principal: The Revd Canon Dr David Hewlett

Address:  The Queen’s Foundation, Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QH

Tel: 0121 454 1527

Fax: 0121 454 8171

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.queens.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican in full ecumenical partnership with the Methodist Church, and sharing with a range of Black Majority Churches

Residential: Full-time residential training and part-time forms of campus based residential and non-residential training.

Qualifications:  Foundation Degree in Mission and Ministry (validated by Newman University College); Certificate, Diploma and BA in Applied Theological Studies; Graduate Diploma in Applied Theological Studies; MA in Applied Theological Studies (all validated by the University of Birmingham)l ThD, MPhil and PhD research degrees (awards of the University of Birmingham)

Languages:  English

Comments:  The Queen’s Foundation comprises five Centres, which enables a single institution to offer a wide range of programmes for a very diverse student body. In addition to Ministerial training in the Centre for Ministerial Formation the Selly Oak Centre for Mission Studies offers opportunities for experienced ministers and lay leaders from across the world to study the MA in Applied Theological Studies “Mission and Leadership Formation” pathway in a global classroom. For ministers and lay leaders in the UK the MA offers ideal opportunities for CME through a variety of professional development and leadership training pathways. Most research students are serving ministers doing research part-time to enhance.

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Trinity College, Bristol

Principal: Revd Canon George I Kovoor

Address:  Stoke Hill, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JP, UK

Tel: 44 (0)117 9682803

Fax: 44 (0)117 9687470

Web: www.trinity-bris.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican but also has students from other denominations and all over the world. International faculty and students.

Residential: Full-time (residential), part-time (non-residential), Open Learning (distance) Ordinants and independent students.

Qualifications:  Certificate, Diploma, BA, Masters, Doctorates and post-doctoral research.

Languages:  English

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West of England Ministerial Training Course

Principal: The Revd Canon Dr Michael Parsons (Principal)

Address:  University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall, Chelenham, GL50 4AZ

Tel: 01242 761 4558

Fax: 01242 714641

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.wemtc.org.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Officially ecumenical: but no Methodists left!

Residential: Part-time

Qualifications:  Certificate, Foundation Degree, BA (Hons)

Languages:  English

Comments:  Offers training for both ordination and reader ministry as well as independent students. Mainly from the dioceses of Gloucester Herefore and Worcester.

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Westcott House

Principal: Martin Seeley

Address:  Westcott House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BP, UK

Tel: General: 44 (0)1223 741000; Principal: 01223 741010

Fax: 01223 741002

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.westcott.cam.ac.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Anglican, but member of the ecumenical Cambridge Theological Federation

Residential: Principally full-time, residential, with some part-time.

Qualifications:  Certificate, Diploma, Foundation Degree, BA, BTh, MA, Mphil, PhD

Languages:  English

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Yorkshire Ministry Course

Principal: Dr Christine H Gore

Address:  Mirfield Centre, Stucks Bank Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 48 925

Fax: 01924 48 922

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.ymc.org.uk

Anglican or Ecumenical: Ecumenical but predominantly Anglican

Residential: Part-time

Qualifications:  Foundation degree, BA and MA

Languages:  English

Comments:  YMC trains women and men of all traditions from the five diocese in the Yorkshire region. We also have a developing route for Ordained Pioneer Ministers.