Cranmer Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Cynthia Bennett Brown as Director of the MA Programme.
Cynthia will take on oversight of our thriving MA in Theology and Ministry, with responsibility for recruitment, academic support and advice, and the core module in Theological Reflection. Cynthia is currently Lecturer in Systematic and Historical Theology at Belfast Bible College, and currently teaches modules on the Church in the Public Square and Identity and Spiritual Formation. It is anticipated she will take up the role in February 2024.
The Revd Dr Nick Moore, Warden of Cranmer Hall, commented: ‘We are thrilled to have appointed Cindy from a very strong field of candidates. She brings a wealth of ecumenical experience from a range of contexts within the UK and beyond. She is also an experienced and dedicated teacher and supervisor and will have much to offer across all levels of study. Cynthia joins the team at a time when the MA in Theology and Ministry is in good health, and we look forward to seeing the programme continue to flourish under her direction.’
The Deputy Warden, the Revd Canon Dr Emma Parker, added: ‘It is wonderful to have Cindy join the worshipping and learning community at Cranmer Hall. She is an outstanding teacher and will strengthen the diverse and creative community here, whilst equipping students for faithful and fruitful service in and with God’s local and global church.’
Reflecting on her appointment, Cynthia said: ‘I am honoured to have this opportunity to join the staff and student community at Cranmer Hall. The academic and formational training that Cranmer offers is outstanding and it will be a delight to contribute to its Kingdom-work. I look forward to leading the MA Programme to continue to serve the church as it already does so well.’
The MA in Theology and Ministry is validated by Durham University and delivered by Cranmer Hall within St John’s College. It is available in both full-time and part-time modes of study, via a combination of weekly classes and intensive blocks, and can be studied remotely as well as in Durham. The programme currently has a cohort of around 50 students.