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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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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

St John's celebrates granting of planning permission for new Learning Resource Centre

We are delighted to share the news that we have finally been granted planning permission to build our new Learning Resource Centre. A heartfelt thanks to all our friends, supporters and neighbours who have been part of the long journey to this decision.

(21 Jun 2016) » More about St John's celebrates granting of planning permission for new Learning Resource Centre

Revd. Professor John Bainbridge Webster dies

We are sorry to hear of the passing of our former Chaplain and Tutor, Professor John Bainbridge Webster, who died on the 25th May, 2016, aged 60. 

Professor Webster served St John's College between 1982 and 1986 and was latterly the Professor of Divinity at the University of St Andrews.

(1 Jun 2016)

Lambeth Award for former Principal David Day

Former Principal David Day has been honoured with The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship, one of the Lambeth Awards announced by the Archbishop of Canterbury. As a College we are delighted to hear of this well-deserved award as David's contribution to education, preaching and leadership within the College, University and the Church of England has been outstanding.

(5 May 2016) » More about Lambeth Award for former Principal David Day

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

Contact Details

St John's College
3 South Bailey

0191 334 3500

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