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St John's College

 St John's College

Welcome to 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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St John's College staff in BBC documentary

St John's College staff Dr David Goodhew and Dr Sarah Dunlop took part in the recent BBC documentary ‘The Battle for Christianity’. The 60 minute documentary explored the future of Christianity in the UK. 

(25 Apr 2016) » More about St John's College staff in BBC documentary

Kate2 & Ivor Pop

A fun evening of comedy, music and conversation featuring our very own Kate Bruce, Deputy Warden Cranmer Hall, and Kate Bottley, regular on Channel 4’s award winning show Gogglebox.

Thursday 16 June, 7pm

Town Hall, Durham Market Place

(19 Apr 2016) » More about Kate2 & Ivor Pop

Queen Approves Nomination of First Female Bishop in Derbyshire and East Midlands

The Venerable Janet Elizabeth McFarlane, who trained for ordination at Cranmer Hall, has become the first female Bishop in Derbyshire and the East Midlands.

(14 Apr 2016) » More about Queen Approves Nomination of First Female Bishop in Derbyshire and East Midlands

CODEC MediaLit Conference

CODEC will be holding its seventh MediaLit training course from 13th to 17th June 2016, at St John's College, exploring Christian ministry, communications and the media, with a special emphasis on digital culture.

(17 Mar 2016) » More about CODEC MediaLit Conference

The Cundy Christian Unity Lecture

The Rt. Revd Dr Rowan Williams is presenting the annual Cundy Christian Lecture on Unity and the Cost of Discipleship at 19:30 on 1 June 2016 in Leech Hall, St John's College.

(17 Mar 2016) » More about The Cundy Christian Unity Lecture

Contact Details

St John's College
3 South Bailey

0191 334 3500

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