I’m back!

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Welcome to the new term and the beginning of 2020. My sabbatical has ended and I am no longer a hallucination: the man you saw who wasn’t there. Returning to my fully embodied state feels pretty good and I’m looking forward to meeting those I haven’t met and catching up with everyone else. I’ve spent the past few months writing about evil and trying to calm the boisterous heart of a new family member. Albert is a fawn Great Dane that I hope you’ll get to meet sooner or later. Like all Great Danes, Albert…

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Taster Fridays

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You can attend all or part of these West Malling Friday teaching days, sitting in on classes, meeting with staff, attending Chapel worship and chatting with students over lunch. This is a great way of getting a feel for what we do and how you might flourish at the college.  In the spring term you are welcome to come along to Church History; Christian Doctrine; New Testament Studies; and Further Old Testament Studies (MA level)

New MA Module: Spiritual Direction

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This is a new MA module at St Augustine’s, which will aim at deepening the understanding of spiritual direction (rather than training spiritual directors as such). It is intended for those new to and interested in this form of ministry as well as for existing spiritual directors. The former will undertake the module as a ‘taster’, whereas those trained and already working as directors will take the module to deepen their knowledge and experience of spiritual direction.  

Archdeacon Liz and Bishop Curry talking about Black Experience

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Earlier this month, the St Paul’s Institute hosted a conversation between Bishop Michael B. Curry (USA) and Archdeacon Liz, Honorary Fellow of St Augustine’s, entitled ‘The Experience of Black People in the US and the UK: Looking back and looking forward’. The event was attended by a number of St Augustine’s students, but now a video of the conversation is available for all to watch below (courtesy of the St Paul’s Institute).

Appointment New Tutor

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha Klukach as a new full-time College tutor. Natasha is a lay theologian with an academic and professional background in ecclesiology, contextual theology, and ecumenism. She has worked previously in the Anglican Church of Canada, the United Church of Canada, and the University of Toronto. Most recently she spent over six years as a theologian for the World Council of Churches, where her brief involved deepening the relations with and between its member organisations. Natasha is currently in the final stages of doctoral studies at King’s College,…

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Graduation Service – St James’s, Bermondsey

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On Saturday 19th October, St Augustine’s College of Theology held its annual graduation service at St James’s, Bermondsey. The event celebrated the academic awards achieved by those who recently completed their programmes of study and training: independent students as well as Readers, newly ordained deacons, and curates. Bishop Karowei, Honorary Fellow of the College, preached during the service on the College’s motto – ‘What we shall be is yet to be revealed’ (1 John 3:2) – before handing out the certificates to the graduates. Revd Jonathan Croucher, Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, spoke…

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Taster Fridays….

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You can attend all or part of these Friday teaching days at West Malling, sitting in on classes, meeting with staff, attending chapel worship, and chatting with students over lunch.  This is a great way of getting a feel for what we do and for how you might flourish at the college.  Interested?  Please contact the offic 01732 252 656.

Autumn Open Events

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Coming to visit us is by far the best way to discern whether St Augustine’s is the right place for you.  At our open events you’ll meet both staff and students, get a chance to ask your questions, worship with us and attend classes.  West Malling – 20th November (5-6:30pm); Southwark – 25th November (5-6:30pm).  To book a place see here.

Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of Awards

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We are delighted to announce that this year’s Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of Awards will at St James’ Church Bermondsey, on Saturday 19th October. (11-1pm).  We are delighted to confirm that Bishop Karowei, one of our Honorary Fellows, will be preaching. The service will be followed by refreshment. Our hope is to see as many of you attend as possible: graduands, staff, continuing students and alumni. To book your place (if you need more than 4 tickets please contact Becky directly) please go to https://annual-celebration-of-awards-2019.eventbrite.co.uk. There is no charge for the event but all…

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Tutor in Theology and Practice of Ministry (full time)

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St Augustine’s is seeking to appoint an innovative, enthusiastic tutor to join our teaching team.  Please see here for further details  https://staugustinescollege.ac.uk/about-us/work-here/