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We are delighted to announce that Lizzie Hare is to be the new Lecturer in Old Testament at Cranmer Hall within St John’s College, Durham. Lizzie has degrees from Durham and Cambridge and her PhD at King’s College, London is on a theology of loneliness in the Hebrew Bible. She has lived and worked in Sweden and China and currently […]
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At Cranmer Hall we welcome the report From Lament to Action as a decisive moment in the Church’s fight against racism.  We welcome the clear identification of racism as a sin which mars our common humanity and unity in Christ, and recognise the urgency of moving from well-meaning words to clearly-defined actions.    We were glad to make a detailed submission to […]
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CRANMER HALL AWARDED GRANT FOR SCIENCE-ENGAGED THEOLOGY Cranmer Hall is delighted to share news of our successful bid for grant funding under the ‘Science for Seminaries’ programme. Research project Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS) has awarded substantial grants to Cranmer as one of nine theological colleges in the UK with the aim of promoting science-engaged theology. […]
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Cranmer Hall, the theological college within St John’s College Durham, is marking Black History Month this October with a series of special interviews and events to celebrate the stories of BAME students past and present. Three in-depth interviews with former students now in church leadership will be released on the Cranmer Hall website.  There will also be a number of […]
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We are delighted to present volume 6 of our open-access journal Theology and Ministry, offering timely and thoughtful articles and book reviews at the interface of theological study and ministerial practice and reflection. Theology and Ministry is a peer-reviewed publication of Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham, carrying original research articles and book reviews by both established and emerging scholars […]
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Galloway as Director of the Free Church Track at Cranmer Hall. Ian was Lead Pastor of City Church, Newcastle for 33 years, during which period he oversaw significant church growth both in terms of size and missionary outreach. Ian holds an MA in Theology and Ministry from Durham University and brings […]
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A pioneering training pathway at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, has received a significant boost with the Vardy Foundation making a substantial gift to support the training of men and women as missional leaders in the North-East and beyond. The Free Church Track (FCT) was founded in 2016 to support the education and training of missional leaders from across the […]
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Samuel Tranter as Director of Postgraduate Studies at Cranmer Hall. Sam holds BD and MTh degrees from Aberdeen, and completed his PhD on Oliver O’Donovan’s moral theology under Prof. Robert Song at St John’s College, Durham. He brings teaching experience within the theological education and university sectors in the North of […]
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We are really pleased to be offering our full range of programmes and modules for this academic year, and have been using a blend of onsite and online learning. We are also warmly welcoming applications for future years. If you would like to apply, please contact cranmer.admissions@durham.ac.uk for an application form and further details. We offer all applicants a tailor-made […]
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Richard S. Briggs has written a book Jesus for Life, Spiritual Readings in John’s Gospel which has been reviewed in The Church Times (31 January 2020) by Lavinia Byrne. “As Director of Biblical Studies at Cranmer Hall, Durham, he writes for his own: students who are well-versed in the intricacies of scholarship, but now seek “a word of life” from […]
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