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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.

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Director of Chapel Choir Music Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has come up for a new Director of Chapel Choir Music here at St John’s. If you are interested in this role or know someone that is, then please consult this link for more information on this position and how to apply.

(11 Apr 2017)

Egg Jarping

While the students were away last week, the staff decided to have a little Easter-related fun, in aid of the new Learning Resource Centre fundraising project. Val Strickland and Caroline Young organised a great morning of egg jarping, egg and spoon racing, and egg roulette. Many thanks to them for baking for the event and coordinating such a great way to raise funds for the LRC!

(11 Apr 2017)

Photo Appeal

Do you have a photo of the greenhouse that was located next to Cruddas until the early 1990s?

The greenhouse was situated at the bottom of Cruddas House, on the side below Haughton Dining Room, before being demolished. Please ask your friends or anyone you know who may have a picture with the greenhouse in, even if just in the background, to get in touch with us at . Any help and information would be greatly appreciated!

(11 Apr 2017)

Summer Convocation

We are excited to announce that this year’s Convocation will be in Durham on 2nd September as part of the launch of the first all years ‘Summer Reunion’. The theme will be media with a panel discussion on ‘Fake News’. Our line-up of fantastic speakers will be announced closer to the event. All are welcome, whether attending the Summer Reunion (1st-3rd September) or not.

(11 Apr 2017)

Alumnus and former Cranmer Hall Tutor appointed as Bishop of Sheffield

The College is delighted to hear of the appointment of the Very Revd Pete Wilcox as the next Bishop of Sheffield.

Pete completed a degree in modern history here at John’s and would later return to serve as a team vicar in the Parish of Gateshead, while assisting in the training of ordinands at Cranmer Hall as Director of its Urban Mission Centre.

(10 Apr 2017) » More about Alumnus and former Cranmer Hall Tutor appointed as Bishop of Sheffield

Contact Details

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.