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St John's College

 St John's College

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.

St John's College,Durham University
St John's College,Durham University
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Revd Dr Liz Kent appointed Director of Wesley Study Centre

We are delighted to announce that Revd Dr Liz Kent will be joining the team as Director of the Wesley Study Centre. She brings so many gifts: deep faith, missional passion; considerable experience in circuit ministry; academic credentials, and a long history with the study centre. We are really looking forward to welcoming here onto the Cranmer Team.

(15 Feb 2017) » More about Revd Dr Liz Kent appointed Director of Wesley Study Centre

Second wave of Scientists in Congregations grants unveiled

Scientists in Congregations, which is part of Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science, a three-year Durham University project run in partnership with the Church of England, has unveiled its second wave of grants.

(15 Feb 2017)

The Principal discusses the role of science in society

On Sunday morning the Principal took part in major discussion on the role of science in society on BBC Radio Ulster with former presenter of Tomorrows World Maggie Philbin and Dr Norman Apsley, the CEO of the Northern Ireland Science Park. The discussion began with CP Snow's two cultures of science and the arts and moved to the relationship of science and religion in contemporary culture.

(15 Feb 2017)

The Annual Michael Vasey Memorial Lecture

The Revd Dr Andrew Atherstone is to speak at this year's Annual Michael Vasey Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 8th March. His lecture is titled "Reforming Worship: Reformation Lessons for Contemporary Liturgists".

Liturgy was crucial to the Reformation project, as theologians like Luther, Calvin and Cranmer sought to embed their gospel priorities in the church’s worshipping life. What were they trying to achieve? How did their focus on Bible Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone shape their public prayers, and what lessons can they teach liturgists today?

Revd Dr Andrew Atherstone is Latimer research fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and a member of Oxford University’s Faculty of Theology and Religion. He serves on the Liturgical Commission, and the Faith and Order Commission, of the Church of England.

All are welcome.

(9 Feb 2017)

The Cundy Christian Unity Lecture

Bill Marsh will be speaking at this year's Cundy Christian Unity Lecture on “Resolving the Unresolvable? Mediation and ethics in divided churches in a divided world”.

There is no shortage of conflict – Syria, Yemen, Brexit, the Church and human sexuality, to name a few. But what does it all mean? Is conflict an inevitable and proper assertion of difference, or a failure of dialogue and connection? What are the limits of compromise? And what is the role of the Church in all this – problem or peace-maker? In this year’s Cundy lecture, Bill Marsh will offer thoughts from the coalface of conflict, and explore the realities of trying to build peace.

(9 Feb 2017) » More about The Cundy Christian Unity Lecture

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St John's College
3 South Bailey

0191 334 3500
St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.