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Cranmer Hall, St John’s College,

3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

Welcome - from Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Warden-Elect.

Welcome to Cranmer Hall!

I have recently been appointed Warden and am looking forward to bringing my experience of local church leadership and mission to a community which I know is committed to growing in Christ and serving God’s mission in the world. I will be starting this role in May.

On this website you’ll find some of the reasons which make Cranmer Hall a unique place to train for Christian ministry: excellent tutorial staff, great links to a world-class university, diverse placements in the wonderful North-East, and a prayerful community seeking to grow in grace.

The best way to experience Cranmer Hall, however, is to come and visit. You’ll find a warm welcome from Kate Bruce, Acting Warden and the team, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

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  • Excited for today's Explore Day on Acts: the Gospel, the Spirit and the Future. Welcome to leaders Mark Bonnington and our own David Goodhew

  • So looking forward to new members of the staff team joining us over the next couple of weeks. Praying for good endings and beginnings. #team

  • Praying for our students and staff hard at work in block teaching weeks on topics which require a lot of thought, prayer and reflection.