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St John's College

 St John's College

A warm welcome to our 2016 Freshers!

Just found out you're coming to John's? We're delighted you'll be joining us! In just a few weeks, you'll be walking through our renowned wooden doors and beginning the next, exciting chapter of your life. Please click on the image below for more information which will help you before you join us.

We very much look forward to seeing you.

PS: Joining instructions for new St John's College students will reach you electronically by the end of the week commencing 22 August, assuming your college allocation at St John's remains confirmed.

About St John's College

Founded in 1909, St John’s College boasts a lively and diverse mix of students and is like no other Durham college.

Set in a series of beautiful listed buildings in Durham's historic heart, the College enjoys stunning views of the Norman Cathedral and River Wear.St John's is one of the smallest colleges, and is renowned for its welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

St John's has two distinctive yet engaged communities at its heart: a diverse community of undergraduates, postgraduates and academics studying for University degrees in all disciplines, and Cranmer Hall, a thriving Anglican theological college in which people are educated and formed for church leadership.

The College has a degree of independence within the University, both financially and in its governance. Our students study for University degrees alongside members of other colleges, but we have the freedom to do things a little differently.

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Choral Evensong in remembrance of Tim Yates

There will be a special choral evensong in College Chapel Wednesday on October 19th at 5.15pm remembering the life and ministry of Tim Yates, former Warden of Cranmer Hall. 

Tim combined outstanding academic work as a missiologist with a deep pastoral heart both as Warden of Cranmer Hall and as a priest within local parish life. He gave so much to the College as a member of staff, as a member of College Council and latterly as a member of the Development Board. 

All welcome.

(30 Sep 2016)

Dr Kathryn Pritchard discusses religion and science in 'Nature'

One of our College research projects, ‘Equipping Christian leaders in an Age of Science’ which is headed by the Principal has led to our project manager Dr Kathryn Pritchard being commissioned by Nature to write an article. This a somewhat of a first for science and religion in this journal!

Read the article, 'Religion and science can have a true dialogue', here:

(28 Sep 2016)

Leading thinkers in science and technology contribute to new book

Written for general readers of all religious backgrounds, Reason and Wondera new book published by SPCK, introduces some of the most fruitful discussions now taking place between leading thinkers in science and theology. As Professor Priest writes in his Preface: ‘In this integrated approach, the notion of science as a monolithic concept is shattered. Instead, the sciences and humanities represent a rainbow tapestry, linked by a common search for understanding, using reason and imagination.’

(5 Sep 2016) » More about Leading thinkers in science and technology contribute to new book

Warden of Cranmer Hall announced as the new Bishop of Berwick

Cranmer Hall and St John’s College are delighted to report that our Warden, the Revd Canon Mark Tanner, has been nominated as the new Bishop of Berwick, in the Diocese of Newcastle.

(1 Sep 2016) » More about Warden of Cranmer Hall announced as the new Bishop of Berwick

Audio transcript of the 2016 Cundy Christian Unity Lecture now available

The Rt. Revd Dr Rowan Williams presented the annual Cundy Christian Lecture, "Unity and the Cost of Discipleship" on 1 June 2016 in St John's College. An audio transcript of this lecture is now available here. 


(19 Jul 2016) » More about Audio transcript of the 2016 Cundy Christian Unity Lecture now available

Contact Details

St John's College
3 South Bailey

0191 334 3500

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