Launch of a new clergy training college for the north-east

January 2017 sees the launch of a new clergy training college for Yorkshire and the north of England. St Hild College will train Anglican ordinands, Baptist ministers in training and independent students.

The new college has been created by the merger of the Yorkshire Ministry Course (YMC) and St Barnabas Theological Centre and will operate with teaching centres in Mirfield, Sheffield and York. The college has been named after St Hild, a pioneering educator of this region (614-680AD),

The Bishop of Doncaster, the Rt Rev Peter Burrows, Chair of Trustees for the new college, comments: “I feel that St Hild College will be a powerhouse for theological education, and one that holds the confidence of the church.” 

Mark Powley, Principal of St Hild College, leads a team of 11 staff plus a wide associate faculty team. Across its three sites, St Hild College trains over 100 students including ordinands from York, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester, Derby, Manchester and Southwell & Nottingham dioceses. 

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