Ridley Hall, Cambridge

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Ridley Hall
Theological College
House of Cambridge Theological Federation
Entrance
Location Cambridge, England
Motto Martyrii Memores (Latin)
Motto in English Mindful of Martyrdom
Established 1881
Named for Nicholas Ridley
Sister college Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Principal Michael Volland [1]
Coat of Arms of Ridley Hall
Website www.ridley.cam.ac.uk

Ridley Hall is a theological college located in Sidgwick Avenue in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, which trains men and women intending to take Holy Orders, as deacon or priest of the Church of England and the ministry of other churches. It was founded in 1881 and named in memory of Nicholas Ridley, a leading Protestant theologian of the sixteenth century. The first principal was theologian Handley Moule, later Bishop of Durham.[2]

Although not part of the University of Cambridge, Ridley Hall maintains close ties with the university and many of its students are awarded qualifications by the university Faculty of Divinity, and until the introduction of the Common Award degrees were also awarded by Anglia Ruskin University to ordinands who did not meet Cambridge's minimum grades (a high 2:1 or above). Along with all other training institutions Ridley Hall is now offering a significant number of Common Award qualifications, accredited by Durham University (colleges on Oxford or Cambridge are still able to also offer degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge but institutions in other locations may only offer the common award). Ridley Hall teaching tends towards an evangelical theology. It is one of four Church of England theological colleges (the others being St John's College, Nottingham, Trinity College, Bristol and Cranmer Hall in Durham) which self-identify as "Open Evangelical".[3][4] The current principal of Ridley Hall is Michael Volland, succeeding Andrew Norman, who moved to become Direction of Ministry and Mission in the Diocese of Leeds.

It also is one of the five centres that host the Centre for Youth Ministry, a Christian youth Work training course, throughout the United Kingdom. The other four centres are situated in Oxford, Nottingham, Bristol and Belfast.[5]

Ridley Hall forms part of the Cambridge Theological Federation along with Westcott House, Westminster College and the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (among others).

It publishes an academic journal Anvil.[6]

Notable staff and alumni

List of principals

Thus far, all the principals have been ordained Anglican clergy.

References

  1. ^ http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/news/sort-by-news-topic/ridley-news/1179-principal-appointment
  2. ^ The new Schaff-Herzog encyclopedia of religious knowledge, Volume 8, Funk and Wagnalls, New York and London, 1910, principal editor Samuel Macauley Jackson, p. 30, entry "Handley Carr Glyn Moule"
  3. ^ FAQs - What does "Open Evangelical" actually mean? at Ridley Hall website. Retrieved on September 9, 2006.
  4. ^ Kings, 2003. "Canal, River and Rapids: Contemporary Evangelicalism in the Church of England" by Graham Kings, published in the journal Anvil Vol 20 No 3, September 2003, pp 167–184. Retrieved on September 9, 2006.
  5. ^ http://www.centreforyouthministry.ac.uk Centre for Youth Ministry homepage.
  6. ^ Hall web-site

External links

  • Ridley Hall website
  • Cambridge Theological Federation website

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