We value our alumni and derive great encouragement from their continued support and prayers. The Friends and Clergy Friends of St Augustine are an alumni association that takes a regular interest in the college, pray for us, and include the college as part of their regular giving.
Financial support from the Friends helps us raise the additional money we need to develop the college’s full potential to provide high quality education and ministerial formation.
Friends help us improve the resources available to our students, and to contribute, in new ways, to the life of the dioceses and churches in our part of the world.
How the Friends help
Over the last year, we have begun a regular program of workshops and short courses for laity, as well as for licensed lay and ordained ministers. Our plan is to extend this initiative in both Southwark and West Malling and, also, to take some of our ‘shows’ on the road to other locations in the South East. Our hopes also include setting up a regular series of public lectures to bring important, contemporary issues before diverse and theologically interested audiences.
We have improved our library holdings and aim to establish particular strengths in Spirituality, Contextual Theology, Mission, and Systematic Theology, as well as working to enhance what we provide electronically.
The recent success of our short course in children’s spirituality has inspired us to find ways of encouraging that interest within our region, as well as amongst our students. Then, we have started a bolder program of ecumenical outreach, taking students to Estonia in 2019 and Jerusalem in 2020.
All these plans and others, however, need the financial support of our Friends.
Benefits of being a Friends and Clergy Friend
As a Friend and Clergy Friend of the College, you’ll enjoy
- a quarterly newsletter
- early invitation to public events,
- invitations to attend special alumni gatherings,
- full access to our libraries in West Malling and Southwark,
- a special ‘Friends’ discount on degree programs, as well as on our short courses and workshops.
How much does it cost to become a Friend of St Augustine’s?
We want anyone who wants to become a friend to be able to make a contribution appropriate to their own financial resources, so there is no fixed membership fee for Friends and Clergy Friends of St Augustine’s,
You can choose to make a monthly, quarterly or annual donation, and choose how long you want to be a member for. How much you donate is up to you. We are grateful for all contributions.
If you would like to join the Friends or Clergy Friends of St Augustine, please fill in the membership and donation form.
If you are not yet ready to join the Friends but wish to make a single gift, you can donate below.
We continue to thrive through your prayers and your generosity.