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Godly Play training at Cliff College


Cliff College is delighted to be offering Godly Play training here on site in autumn 2014 (11th-13th November), with plans already falling into place for a further course in spring 2015. Trainers Kathryn Lord and Dr Rebecca Nye will be leading our first 3 day training which will enable participants to become a Godly Play practitioner in their locality.  Places on the first course are limited to 14, are already going fast. They are offered on a first come, first served basis, with a £50.00 non returnable deposit securing the place. Contact Cathi Thacker ( / 01246 584221) for more details of the course and availability, full costings and a booking form. Explore more about the course on the Cliff website Godly Play section,, and more about Godly Play on

STOP PRESS! With places fast filling up for the November 2014 date, we have just negotiated further dates with the trainers for Spring 2015! Contact Cathi for details of the 3rd-5th February training.

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Introducing our new Certificate in Schools Ministry!


Our new short course in Schools Mission and Ministry was launched in the first week of September 2013 and was a great success, attracting over 25 students and participants. Run in partnership with Youth for Christ, the college offered this important one week intensive course to students on the BA in Theology and BA in Mission and Ministry courses, but also opened it up to other schools work practitioners.

The college are now offering the course as a Cliff College Certificate in Schools Ministry, which allows practitioners and others interested in schools ministry to gain a Cliff Certificate by attending the teaching week, and submitting a piece of reflective work on schools ministry.  This recognises the important ministry that Christians can have in schools, and looks to further support good practice in the school environment.

The really great week, looking at both the theoretical and practical aspects of work in schools, covering prayer, worship, chaplaincy, inclusion & exclusion, religious education, work with young people with special educational needs and theories of communication. Is this for you in September 2014? See the Certificate in Schools Ministry page for more details of how you can apply, and help focus your work in schools.

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Festival Facebook page


For those of you who are interested in keeping up to date with the Cliff Festival vibe, please go to our new CliffFest Facebook page (click here for the link), where we will be posting information about artists/speakers who will be at Festival 2014. This is the place to see a little of what goes on behind the scenes and to join others in supporting the work of the college through our annual event. If this is something new to you, then please also visit our Festival page here, to read a little more concisely what happens at Festival and why this is such a popular event in some people's diaries.

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