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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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Principal discusses the limits of mankind on BBC Radio

On Sunday the Principal, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, took part in a 30 minute discussion on BBC Radio Ulster on "Has mankind reached the height of sophistication – morally, intellectually and spiritually – or is it going backwards?"

He was joined by Professors Tina Beattie and John Brewer.

(8 May 2017)

A conference to celebrate the Centenary of C K Barrett

A Conference to celebrate the Centenary of C K Barrett and the launch of a new volume of sermons

Charles Kingsley Barrett FBA was born on 4 May 1917 and became one of the greatest British biblical scholars of the 20th century. He served as Professor of Divinity at Durham University for 24 years and wrote commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles, John, Romans, 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians.

An ordained Methodist minister, he also preached on a regular basis in the Darlington circuit of the Methodist Church and more widely.

To mark the Centenary of his birth and a new volume of his and his father’s sermons, a one-day conference is to take place in St John’s College, Durham on Saturday June 3rd from 11am-3pm.

This will include a lecture by Dr Ben Witherington III on C K Barrett as a preacher and the launch of the book. It will also feature a roundtable discussion on the use of the Bible in preaching.

(5 May 2017) » More about A conference to celebrate the Centenary of C K Barrett

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

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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.