Cliff Summer School

Get the dates in your diary for Cliff Summer School 2020! Monday 27th – Friday 31st July 2020 

2020 will be our 10th year of Cliff Summer Schools! A wonderful time of learning, fellowship, worship and celebration, we have enjoyed some great years together. Why not join us in 2020 on one of the teaching streams, and enjoy time away here at Cliff College in beautiful Derbyshire?

Summer School testimonies: ‘Deepened my faith and my understanding of God’, ‘Renewing, refreshing and re-orientation!’, ‘The short few days have had a potentially life-long impact on my Christian journey – something I simply was not expecting – but God has worked powerfully through Cliff’, ‘I have met some wonderful people, all with the light of God in them’, ‘I have been inspired, enthused and encouraged by the whole experience. The lectures and the fellowship were wonderful’, ‘Huge inspiration’, ‘Engaging with other students made the learning experience communal and fun’, ‘My calling has been re-affirmed and I have been supported every step of the way’.

Find out more about our Summer School 2020 streams under Course Details.

Course Details

As well as the dynamic teaching, participants share in social times, meals, devotions, evening worship and reflection. Off site, there are opportunities to visit the national attraction Chatsworth House, just around the corner, go into Bakewell, just 7 miles away, whilst Curbar and Froggatt Edge are just a short walk away for those wanting to put on their boots. Of course we have a selection of coffee shops close by!

You might be contemplating a full or part-time course here at Cliff – then Summer School is a great way to get to know  us, and see if Cliff College is right for you.  Maybe you are a small group leader and want a refresher course to further biblical knowledge, or a church member and want to better read and understand the Bible. You might be looking for new ways to pray, or seeking some direction in terms of ministry. You might just want to come to beautiful Derbyshire to reflect on your understanding of God. If any of this appeals to you, then why not join us here at Cliff on our popular Summer School programme? Open to all aged 18 years+.

We are planning three different streams of teaching for Summer School 2020. We are happy to announce our first stream is Explorations in the Word; Colossians. Look out for two further streams to be announced shortly!  

  • Explorations in the Word; Colossians – Led by Cliff College Faculty member Dr Ben Pugh, this course digs into Paul’s letter to the Colossians. Exploring the historical context, Paul’s knowledge of the church in Colossae and the key themes of this important letter, you will come away informed, encouraged, and refreshed.  It is an excellent study course, and is ideal for those wanting to ‘go deeper’ into the Bible, and and those preparing to embark on a study course at Cliff.


The teaching streams will be delivered by Cliff College Faculty and Methodist Learning Network staff, all drawn together by Ian White, Cliff College Senior Tutor, who acts as the Cliff College Schools Co-ordinator, and looks forward to welcoming you on site.


Costs will be £295.00 for all teaching & materials, meals and refreshments, and £435.00 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. Students already signed onto one of our validated courses are entitled to a subsidy on the teaching aspect of the overall cost.

A non refundable deposit of £75.00 secures your place. The balance of fees should be paid on arrival.

Booking form will be attached to this page very shortly, once the three streams are confirmed. Please check again in early September! 

Why not book now?! Return the booking form on this page by email to or by post to Summer School Administrator, Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3XG. Please contact the college on 01246 584203 if you have any further administrative questions.


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