• 02/03/2017Wesleyan and Methodist Research Studies Seminar programme

    Wesleyan & Methodist Studies Research Seminars

    Tuesdays 16.00 to 17.30 | Coffee available from 15.45

    Tristram Room, St John’s College

    The Wesleyan & Methodist Studies Research Seminars series is designed to stimulate scholarship and thinking which have been shaped by Wesleyan and Methodist tradition across a wide range of theological disciplines.

    Wesleyan & Methodist Studies Research Seminars 2016-17

    contact p.a.bissell@durham.ac.uk to book a free place

  • WSC Director

    We are delighted to announce that Revd Dr Liz Kent will be joining the team as Director of the Wesley Study Centre. She brings so many gifts: deep faith, missional passion; considerable experience in circuit ministry; academic credentials, and a long history with the study centre. We are really looking forward to welcoming here onto the Cranmer Team.

    Liz was born and raised in Sheffield. She read Law at Liverpool University, and undertook a masters degree in Charity law. After working for the Methodist Church in HE chaplaincy she trained for ordained ministry at the Wesley Study Centre, Durham.

    Liz’s doctoral research at Durham University exploring the Church and Eating Disorders was completed alongside local Circuit ministry in Whickham, Blaydon and Crawcrook. Liz is currently a minister in Chester Le Street and will combine this with her new responsibilities as Director of the WSC.

    She comments

    ‘I am excited to be appointed to this role and working with the vibrant and gifted staff at St John’s. I am passionate about the ways in which theology can inspire and equip the Church to live out it’s calling and look forward working with others in developing opportunities for this to happen.’

    The Principal of St John’s, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, comments

    ‘The Wesley Study Centre continues to be a key centre of Methodist scholarship not only in this country but throughout the world. Alongside the growth in Catholic and Anglican studies within the University and the large numbers of Anglican and Free Church students training at Cranmer Hall, it has the kind of potential that needs a scholar and practitioner such as Liz Kent. She is that rare person who combines real theological depth with successful Circuit ministry’.

  • 09/09/2016DURHAM: Money Talks? Christian action on money and debt in local communities By: Dr Andrew Orton

    9 September 2016–9 September 2016
    Location: St john's College, Durham


    The event will start with a public lecture on Thursday 8th September from 5pm to 6.30pm by Prof John Barclay.

    This will be followed by a full day conference on Friday 9th September, which will include presentations of the research findings, workshops, and opportunities to find out more about different ways of taking action on issues of debt.  National and regional organisations supporting responses to debt and financial issues will be present alongside local churches, charities and academics to share perspectives, deepen our reflections together and consider ways of further developing the effectiveness of responses in ways that are shaped by the Christian faith.

    Thursday, 8 September 2016 at 17:00 - Friday, 9 September 2016 at 16:00 - Add to Calendar

    Follow https://moneytalksdurham.eventbrite.co.uk where all the information is available.

  • 09/08/2016DThM Open Day 15th September

    15 September 2016, 9:30 AM
    Location: St John's College, Durham

    DThM Open Day Thursday 15th September 2016, St John’s College, Durham University

    Ever thought about what it would be like to study for the DThM at Durham University – there is a taster day during the DThM Summer School on 15th September – sign up and come and meet the lecturers and students.   The Open Day is free.  Check out the flyer and the booking form.  More details from p.a.bissell@durham.ac.uk


    DThM Open Day booking form 16

    DThM Open Day Flyer

    Durham DThM in more detail