Welcome to Cranmer Hall

Durham has been a national and international centre of prayer, worship and scholarship for over a thousand years. Generations of Christians have been drawn here to study, worship and prepare for Christian ministry and mission.

We are an Anglican theological college integral to Durham University as a constituent part of St John’s College. We are located in a stunning world heritage site in close partnership with Durham Cathedral and with the country’s leading department of Theology and Religion.

Formation for ministry at Cranmer Hall roots you in scripture and prayer and stretches you academically and spiritually as you engage with the breadth and depth of Christian, and particularly Anglican, tradition. It equips you to read the culture, enables you to serve the Church, helps you to work across denominational boundaries, and resources you to proclaim the gospel afresh in the 21st century. This is mission-shaped training for a mission-shaped church.