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NEWS - Following our Ministry Division inspection at the end of 2012, we were revisited by the Lead Inspector who is satisfied with our responses to the recommendations in the inspection report. The report can be read here.

NEWS - We are delighted to announce that the contract has been signed for validation of our courses by Durham University from September 2014. This is part of the Church of England's "Common Awards" programme. All our students will be studying for Durham University awards, except a very few who will complete their Exeter BThs this summer and next.

NEWS - It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr Jonathan Rowe, until recently our Truro staff tutor, has been made a Lay Canon of Truro Cathedral. He will be installed at Evensong on Sunday May 18.

NEWS - It is a great pleasure to be able to announce the appointment of the Revd Juliet Horwood as chaplain to the ordination training programme from September. She replaces the Revd Paula Hollingsworth, who has done such splendid work with the Course, and who is taking up a distinguished role as Sub-Dean of Wells.. Juliet trained with SWMTC, and has been a chaplain at the main hospital at Exeter for many years. We look forward to welcoming her.

NEWS - We have a number of students participating in exchange programmes in the near future. This is always a great enrichment to the Course, and we look forward to hearing about their experiences. Jane Hayes and Penny Lawson will be going to St George’s, Jerusalem in August, and Ruth Frampton will spend six weeks at the Foyer Unitas in Rome in the autumn.

NEWS - We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Patrick Parkes as Staff Tutor (Reader Training). Patrick will start work with us in April. He himself trained on SWMTC, and comes with great experience from the Assemblies of God, Tearfund, and more recently the Diocese of Exeter's stewardship work.

NEWS - The six SWMTC students who have satisfied the requirements for BTh(Min) from the University of Exeter are congratulated. Click here for a photograph of the graduands with the Principal at the winter graduation.

NEWS - The SWMTC library has moved to St Luke’s campus. The new library is in South Cloisters, next to the shop and near the cloisters restaurant in the main quad of St Luke’s (the other side from the chapel). Access to the new library will be via a keypad with the code numbers the same as for the old library (without the letters).

NEWS - We congratulate the Revd Philip Sourbut on being named a Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral, the third SWMTC staff member to be so named in recent years. Well done Philip! click for more...

NEWS - New application form to join the library - click here doc 37k

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