• 04/07/2013TTS 2013

    Safe arrival at Tamil-Nadu Theological Seminary

    Saturday 28th June 2013: lots of hours travelling and three airplane flights later we arrived safely at our destination. We were met by students from the Seminary who made us feel very welcome and drove us from the airport to the seminary.

    We were instantly hit by a combination of heat, different smells and sights… and the way the traffic on the road runs is amazing. We passed goats, chickens and cows that were by the roadside, I even saw a man milking one of the cows as he sat on the edge of the pavement.

    29th June: We were given quite a restful day today, we went to the church if Divine Patience to experience an Indian English act of worship. Very traditional and use of old English language, some of it I found difficult to keep up with as they spoke very fast. I think my biggest surprise was the use of technology, the electric piano was ok. Following the service on the projected screen just seemed rather out of place from what I expected.

    Later in the morning we split into two groups and went exploring, we even managed to get across a couple of main roads without any accidents was impressive. After lunch I think most of us just rested after such a long journey…

    This evening we have been welcomed by the Seminary community. We were given a very warm welcome, each presented with a garland at the beginning of evening worship. Afterwards the whole community ate together outdoors. We are having a lovely time, though lectures start tomorrow!

    My fellow travellers are:

    Garry Hall – Tutor from Queens College Birmingham

    Lesley Dingham – Queens Student

    Angie Allport – Queens Student

    Liz England – Queens Student

    Noel Colley – Queens Student

    Steve Carpenter – Queens Student

    Pam Luxton – Wesley Study Centre

    Melanie Greenall – Wesley Study Centre

    Also in the photo are:

    Dr. Solomon Victus

    Ms. Shuba Keerthana

    Mr. David Dhonakaran

  • 21/06/2013Church Growth Resourcing Mission

    Church Growth Resourcing Mission Bulletin

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  • 23/04/2013Money Matters!

    Are you involved with Money & the Life of the Church?

     A new course module from Cranmer Hall and The Wesley Study Centre, St. John’s College, Durham

    To be delivered in two residential blocks during the academic year 2013/14      15th -  17th January 2014   &   7th -  8th July 2014

    Subjects to be covered during the day:

    Biblical, historical context for considering financial issues

    Church Accounts – how to read them, what they reveal

    The Charity Commission framework within which the Church has to work

    Money, Mission and Risk

    Case studies integrating theology and practice


    Coordinating Team

    Dr Jocelyn Bryan

    Canon Dr Alan Bartlett

    Rev Rick Simpson

    Roger Pinchbeck FCA (Deputy Secretary & Treasurer Diocese of Sheffield)

    Robert Scott-Biggs M.A., ACIS

    To reserve a place on the course contact:

    Val Strickland

    Cranmer Hall/Wesley Study Centre

    St. John’s College, 3 South Bailey Durham DH1 3RJ Tel: 0191 334 3894 


    Money Matters Leaflet 2013

     Note: It is possible to undertake the module as a stand-alone module or as part of the MATM, PGDip or PGCert programmes on offer at St John’s College.

  • 11/04/2013Newsletter April 2013

    Newsletter Easter 2013