April 2022 - trip to Sierra Leone
In early April 2022 Andrew Stobart, Matt Hartley and Kathryn Young visited the Methodist Church in Sierra Leone (MCSL) and the College of Theology and Management and Church Training Centre. They met with the Conference/Connexional Team, the College and mission partners Rachel and Sylvester Deigh.
The visit had been long awaited to follow up a development strategy along with All We Can as Cliff seeks to support MCSL with their training needs. It was a good visit, with time seeking to understand, hearing the requests and working through practicalities of support that Cliff College is able to deliver on.
Over the next three years Cliff hopes to co-design a contextually appropriate training curriculum for lay and ordained roles in MCSL, train initial cohorts of lay pastors, lay preachers and ministers, and train and equip the MCSL to create and deliver vocational training. Cliff's next visit to Sierra Leone to continue this partnership will be in autumn 2022.
Clockwise from top left: Freetown in Sierra Leone; Andrew Stobart with the Bishop, Administrative Bishop and lay Vice-President of the Methodist Church in Sierra Leone; St Augustine's new church building in Freetown; Andrew Stobart with Rachel and Sylvester Deigh, MCB Mission Partners in Sierra Leone; the entrance to the College of Theology and Management and Church Training Centre in Freetown.
Studying at Cliff College - Virginia's story
Ahead of Cliff College's 2023 Graduation, we sat down with Virginia Gill, one of our graduating MA students, to find out about her experience of studying at Cliff College.
Hiring: Finance Manager
Cliff College is now seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to oversee and manage the College's finances.
An update from the President and Vice-President of Methodist Conference
An update from the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference on the situation in the Middle East.
Seasonal retreats at Cliff College
Join Cliff College for guided day retreats, at the start of Advent and just before the beginning of Lent, to pray and reflect.