Alumni share their memories of training for ordination on the Southwark Ordination Course (SOC); now known as St Augustine’s College of Theology.

Lifelong friendships made

“I have such happy memories of SOC. The Vote had just gone through as I started the Course in 1993 so they were exciting times.

“I especially remember Martin Baddeley’s Old Testament lectures; the evening Eucharists at Christ Church Blackfriars; the fellowship of the residential weekends at Wychcroft (especially the walk to the lovely St. Mark’s Chapel); our trip to Bovendonk; and two marvellous summer schools at Salisbury.

“Friendships made and still maintained.”

–        Cynthia Jackson, Southwark Ordination Course alumni (graduated, 1996)