Bishop Sarah Mullally visiting St Augustine’s

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On Saturday 7th April, Bishop Sarah Mullally joined us during our  annual Theologial Symposium, on the topic of ‘Transforming Work’. Before she gave her talk, she spoke to Principal Alan Gregory about her time as a part-time Ordinand at St Augustine’s (then SEITE). The video below will give you an impression of both the interview And the subsequent talk. Bishop Sarah Mullally speaking to Alan Gregory We were delighted that Bishop Sarah Mullally spoke recently at our Theological Symposium. Afterwards Bishop Sarah spoke to Alan about her new post; and her part-time training at St…

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Transforming Formation

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At a recent College open event, students spoke about their experience of study and formation at St Augustine’s. Here are some highlights… Click here for more information about open events.

Open events coming up at West Malling and Southwark

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Our next series of open events will be held on 23rd April at Trinity House; and 9th May at West Malling (3:45pm-6pm).  To book a place please contact the office 01732 252656 or office@staugustinescollege.ac.uk

Annual Celebration of St Augustine’s Day 25th May

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Our annual celebration of St Augustine’s Day comes on apace. Beginning at 4pm on the 25th May, at West Malling. After coffee, tea, and cake, we shall listen to this year’s St Augustine’s speaker, the Rt. Rev. Dr Jo Bailey-Wells, Bishop of Dorking. A buffet-reception follows the lecture.  All current and former staff and students warmly welcome.  For further information d.peddar@staugustinescollege.ac.uk  

A new open event at West Malling Wednesday, 21 March

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Please note that we are running an additional open event at West Malling on Wednesday 21st March.  This will begin 4pm and finish at 6pm.  Everyone is invited to join in afterwards with worship at 6:30pm and sample an evening class 7-9pm.  Please contact the office to book a place office@staugustinescollege.ac.uk    

Not just in the Playground: a Workshop on Bullying

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Bullying is an area readily identified with playground behaviour in childhood.  This workshop aims to bring insights from this area to the church context. It will explore definitions of bullying and how to raise awareness in ministry teams, PCC’s and deanery synods.  Led by Revd Dr Lorraine Turner, Vicar of St Mary’s Platt.  For further details please see https://staugustinescollege.ac.uk/st-augustines-centre-spirituality-mission/

Preaching for the Occasional Preacher…. new workshop

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Join us at Malling Abbey for a one-day introduction to preaching.  This is suitable for youth minsters, worship leaders, representatives of charities, missionaries, and all others invited as occasional preachers in church.  This workshop will be leady by Revd Ellen Eames, chaplain at St Gabriel’s College.  For further details please see ttps://staugustinescollege.ac.uk/upcoming-workshops-at-st-augustines/

Upcoming workshops at St Augustine’s

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On 28th April (10-3:30pm) we are holding a series of workshops at our West Malling Centre:  Islam for the Anglicans (Rev Dr Stephen Laird); Theology for Everyone – on not leaving it to the Theologians! (Bishop Laurie Green); What does the Comic teach the Preacher? (Rev Ravi Holy); and Is your Love in Vain? Reading Ecclesiasates and the Song of Songs.  All welcome.  For further information and to register please see here ‘Workshops’ A5 Flyer FINAL LR WEB

Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of Awards

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Southwark Cathedral provided the delightful backdrop for St Augustine’s College of Theology’s Celebration of Awards. The service was attended by students, staff, friends and relations and those who received recognition of their awards included lay readers and independent students, as well as those from IME Phase I and Phase II. In his sermon, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral, contrasted the useless ephemera that often pass for gifts at Christmas (“Bath salts and inexpensive scent / And hideous tie so kindly meant,” John Betjeman) with the enduring gifts through which God makes…

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Püha, Püha, Püha! Guido de Graaff about his recent trip to Estonia

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At the point of writing this piece, I have just returned from a brief visit to Tallinn. I joined a small delegation from the Rochester Diocese, attending the annual clergy conference of the Estonian Lutheran Church (EELK). Many of such visits have been made over the years, in both directions, as part of a thriving link between the EELK and the Diocese of Rochester. Archbishop Urmas of Tallinn visited the Diocese last year, for example, and shortly after that Bishop James of Rochester attended the celebrations in Estonia of 500 years of Reformation. I joined…

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