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  • 06/06/2017CODEC- Research Fellow in Digital Discipleship:-

    CODEC has a vacancy for a

    Research Fellow in Digital Discipleship:-

    Durham University’s pioneering research centre in digital theology is looking for a Research Fellow in Digital Discipleship, initially until August 2018. The job will involve offering managerial support within the team of CODEC research fellows, developing research exploring CODEC’s digital discipleship project,www.discipleshiptrove.com, creating digital assets around this research to enhance understanding of discipleship within the Church, and analysing data on digital engagement with discipleship resources.  We are looking for an excellent researcher to teach on CODEC’s new MA in Digital Theology and supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  We would prefer the candidate to have already been awarded a doctoral qualification in theology or a related discipline, or to have recently submitted their thesis.

    Employment will be with St John’s College, Durham and the salary is set at Grade 7, currently £32,004 per annum and include a good holiday and pension provision.

    Closing date for the receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 23rd June, 2017 with interviews conducted at the beginning of July in Durham. Applications should be sent to The Director, CODEC, 3 South Bailey, Durham DH13RJ or p.a.bissell@durham.ac.uk and must include a letter of application, a portfolio of work demonstrating experience of curation of digital resources, a full Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of three referees.  It would be helpful if at least two referees could speak of the applicant’s professional expertise.  In addition to relevant personal and educational information the CV should also include details of professional qualifications, employment history (with dates); experience in research, teaching and information technology; date of availability; health; other relevant information.

    Please see the attached documentation for full details of the Research Fellow in DigiDiscipleship May 2017

  • 03/06/2017A Conference to celebrate the Centenary of C K Barrett and the launch of a new volume of sermons

    3 June 2017–3 June 2017
    Location: St John

    This will include a lecture by Dr Ben Witherington III on C K Barrett as a preacher and the launch of the book. It will also feature a roundtable discussion on the use of the Bible in preaching.

    Barrett Day Conference Poster

    Attendance at the conference is free but it is recommended to register at prin.exec@durham.ac.uk

  • 16/05/2017Licensing of Rev Dr Liz Kent as WSC Director

    Monday 8th May , we had the joy and privilege of licensing three new members of staff at Cranmer Hall. Welcome to the John’s Family, Philip Plyming (Warden of Cranmer Hall), Liz Kent (WSC Director), and Nicholas Moore (Cranmer MA Director)!

  • 27/04/2017Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Research Seminar

    9 May 2017, 16:00
    Location: Tristram Room St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

    Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Research Seminar

    “Feasting: celebration of discipline or overindulgence warranting penance? A reflection on sacred and secular rhythms.”

    9th May 2017 16:00-17:30 | Coffee available from 15:45

    Tristram Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

    Dr Sandra Brower


    Originally from Canada, Sandra came to the UK to pursue an MA in theology. She returned to Canada to help plant and pastor a church before marrying and moving permanently to the UK in 1998. After completing her PhD, Sandra was a chaplain at the University of Derby, offering pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students and staff of all faiths and none. She is a lecturer at Cliff College, in Derbyshire, and is the BA Theology Programme Lead.

    Sandra lives in Buxton with her husband and two children. She is active in her local community, chairing local school PTA and leading worship in her parish’s monthly Messy Church outreach.  She is a trained musician and has taught piano for over 25 years.

    Sandra’s research interests include the theology of worship, the doctrine of the ascension, and – as a confessed foodie – the relationship between food and theology. She is keen to explore issues relating to mental health, and the theology of hospitality.

    There is no fee for attending the seminar but please email p.a.bissell@durham.ac.uk to confirm attendance to h help with catering numbers.