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.
Explore St John's College
|Thu, 3 December 2015||7:30pm||Art, Faith & Hope|
|Sat, 5 December 2015||6:30pm||Arts Festival|
|Fri, 18 December 2015||1:00pm to 2:30pm||Christmas Drinks for Parents|
|Sat, 30 July 2016||25 Years On Reunion: July 2016|
|Fri, 23 September 2016||30 Years on Reunion: September 2016|
Cranmer Hall staff have produced new research which has been widely noted in national and local media. Based on a two year project, the report ‘New Churches in the North East’ surveys the 125 congregations that have started in the North East of England since 1980.
(30 Nov 2015) » More about New Churches in the North East
Principal installed as Ecumenical Fellow at Liverpool Cathedral
The Principal, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, has been installed as an Ecumenical Fellow in the College of Canons at Liverpool Cathedral by the Dean and the Bishop of Liverpool. David said: "Having served in Liverpool as a minister for nearly 10 years it has a very special place in my heart. Being part of the extended community of the Cathedral excites me in the potential partnership with all the good things that St Johns can learn from and contribute."
(18 Nov 2015)
BTC production: Blasted
Following its revival in June 2014 and a highly successful season of productions last academic year, the Bailey Theatre Company entered the new year by staging Sarah Kane's Blasted, which performed in the Assembly Rooms Theatre from 29-31st October.
(6 Nov 2015) » More about BTC production: Blasted
Senior Academics Commend new St Johns College Research Report: 'New Churches in the North East'
Into the Empty Space
St John's College, Leech Hall
Thursday 26th November, 7.30pm
You are invited to attend this term’s Etchells evening, a professionally rehearsed Play Reading with actors and an RSC director. The play, a new original work by Timothy Jones, this term's Etchells Fellow, explores the last conversation between Paul Tillich and Karl Barth. It will last an hour and a half and there will be a chance afterwards to discuss it with the actors and some theologians over light refreshments in St John’s.
Art, Faith and Hope
St John's College, Tristram Room
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 7.30pm
Two artists, Murray Watts and Monique Sliedrecht of The Wayfarer Trust, discuss their work and vision for the future. Join us for this informal evening, it's an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to reflect on the role of the Arts and Media in personal life, church and society. Followed by a wine and cheese reception.
3 South Bailey
0191 334 3500
Latest news and information from the College of St John's at Durham University
- Our student, Edris, is attending the Paris Climate Change Conference. Look out for his tweets 1st–4th Dec alongside our usual tweets #COP21
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- "Art, Faith & Hope": Join us this Thursday to hear Murray Watts and Monique Sliedrecht on the role of the arts and media in relation to...
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- Our student, Edris, is attending the Paris Climate Change Conference. Look out for his tweets 1st–4th Dec alongside our usual tweets! #COP21
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- Next week, John's Boat Club are attempting a 500km row over 40 hours to raise funds for a new boat! Donate here: https://t.co/itEbl0aSnK
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- TONIGHT at 7.30pm! An informal session with Tim Jones, our Etchells Fellow, 'Encouraging Christian Writers'. See you in the Tristram Room!
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- Don't forget about the John's photo competition! Email entries to email@example.com by this Wednesday 2nd December!
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- We've just had a great weekend of sport! Well done to all of our teams for making John's proud! https://t.co/ynBdwaYeJf
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