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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
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Memorial Choral Evensong for Canon Dr Tim Yates

On Wednesday 19th October a memorial choral evensong was held for Canon Dr Tim Yates, one of our former Wardens of the College. On this occasion the sermon was preached by Jo Cundy, a close friend of Tim and Mally and herself married to another former Warden, Bishop Ian Cundy. Here is the text of the sermon.

(23 Nov 2016) » More about Memorial Choral Evensong for Canon Dr Tim Yates

Pioneer Churches report by Canon Dr Robin Greenwood

Visiting fellow, Canon Dr Robin Greenwood, reports on 'Emerging Futures for Anglican Churches in Australia', about a recent two month journey facilitating conferences and workshops in five Australian Dioceses. The material was based on the work Robin did as William Leech Fellow 2013-2015. The paper was requested by the Australian Anglican Commission on Ministry.

(23 Nov 2016)

Scientists in Congregations Awards

The Scientists in Congregations Awards have been presented by Archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe Palace.

The Principal, as project leader of the Templeton sponsored Equipping Christian Leaders in an Age of Science based at St. John's , with Dr Kathryn Pritchard led an event which presented the first round of grants to initiatives from local churches to further the dialogue of science and faith. This Scientists in Congregations scheme is intended to enable scientists within churches to partner with church leaders for the benefit of church and community in exploring the big questions.

(23 Nov 2016) » More about Scientists in Congregations Awards

Cranmer Hall Alumnus appointed Wales' first woman Bishop

It is a privilege to join in celebrating with Canon Joanna Penberthy as she becomes the first woman Bishop in Wales. Joanna studied for ordination here at Cranmer Hall in 1983 and we are delighted to see all she has gone on to do.

Photograph accredited to BBC.

(9 Nov 2016)

Brian McLaren visits College

On Friday 21st October, American theologian and author Brian McLaren popped into College for lunch during his UK tour. He is pictured here alongside the Principal, Dr Matthew Guest, Revd Alison Wilkinson and Revd Dr Calvin Samuel.

(26 Oct 2016)

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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.