Transforming formation

At St Augustine’s, we commit ourselves to providing theological education that equips men and women for the practical knowledge of God, the knowledge that changes things, that makes its mark on us and those we serve. In our programmes, we have students preparing for ordained ministry and for licensed lay ministry, as well as students engaging with theology for their personal interest, discipleship or as part of a process of vocational discernment.

The Revd Dr Alan Gregory

“What we shall be is yet to be revealed”
1 John 3.2

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New Vision for the Magnet Library

A collaboration by the Mother Agnes Trust and St Augustine’s College of Theology, formally known as SEITE, will allow the Magnet library to be utilised by many more people. St Augustine’s College, which trains ordinands and others in theology, is based at the St Benedict Centre at Malling Abbey. It has been agreed that the library will be moved to a purpose-built location within the Abbey grounds and will be made available to theological students and alumni together with clergy and laity of the dioceses of Chichester, Rochester, Canterbury and Southwark. As well as the…

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A new chapter for non-residential formation in the south east of England

As we launch our new website, celebrating our new name – St Augustine’s College of Theology – we look to our past as well as our future. Since the foundation of the Southwark Ordination Course in 1959, and through 20 years as SEITE, we have offered an education that is distinctive, thorough, and utterly necessary for the mission of the Church. As St Augustine’s College of Theology, we are maintaining and developing the vision of embedded, contextual formation. What was innovative in 1959 is now familiar, and today non-residential colleges take their place alongside their…

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