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New MA Unit now available


We are delighted to announce that a new MA unit, Mission and Globalisation will run for the first time in June / July 2015. It will explore the ethical and missional implications of globalisation, and can also be taken as a stand alone unit by anyone who wishes to do so as a Short Study Break or as part of a sabbatical. 

The course will run from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July 2015. Places are limited so please book early. 

For more information, please see the unit page here, or please contact: / 01246 584216



Acting Out - A dramatic weekend in May 2015


A weekend experiencing the power of performance to engage and explore issues of faith and spirituality.

A weekend offering a mixture of practical training, reflection on the role of drama and the power of story, and the opportunity to create some performance pieces together.

A weekend open to all ages 16+ years, and to those of mixed dramatic ability and performance experience. You don’t have to be professional – just keen to learn and share together!

Hosted by Cliff College, and led by Laura Smyth, this Friday - Sunday weekend will include devotions, conversations, and lots of performance creativity. 

Find out more on Acting Out!

Dates: 15-17th May 2015

Cost: £120.00 will include all meals Saturday & half board Sunday, 2 nights en-suite accommodation and all teaching materials.

For booking for contact: Cathi Thacker - / 01246 584221


Summer School June 2015


Full details of the June Summer School 2015 are now available! Dates are 15-19th June. Costs will be £160.00 for all teaching & materials, £210.00 for all teaching & materials, meals and refreshments, and £375.00 for all teaching & materials, meals, refreshments and accommodation in single study en-suite accommodation. There is a slight reduction for couples sharing a double room. Also students already signed onto one of our validated courses are entitled to a subsidy on the teaching aspect of the overall cost. 

Six streams of teaching to choose from, with a mixture of 'overview' and 'deeper' themes. 

1. ‘Encounters with The Word’ (Bible) – an overview exploration of the story of scripture helping participants to handle biblical text in a deeper and more creative way. 

2. ‘Our Salvation story’ (Theology) - a deeper theological exploration of the subject of Christian salvation. 

3. ‘Follow Me’ (Discipleship) – an overview exploration of models of discipleship and the ways in which we can follow Christ in the 21st century. 

4. ‘A revival of holiness; Wesley & mission’ (Wesley) – a deeper look at Wesleyan mission, its methods, modes and relevance for the 21st century. 

5. ‘Worship Matters’ (Worship) – a practically, applied overview exploration of different understandings of worship, the importance of worship in the life of the Christian community, and fresh ways of creating and offering worship. 

6. ‘The craft of the sermon’ (Preaching) – a deeper look at sermon construction, as well as creative and practical delivery. 

Booking form and Introduction letter on the page. Contact the Summer School Administrator for more details:  / 01246 584200.

Only 80 places. Why not signup now?!

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