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NEWS - Tim Gibson, our Director of Reader Training and Lay Education was ordained Deacon at Wells cathedral on Sunday 29th June. Congratulations! Click here for a photo.



NEWS - Our prayers and warmest wishes are with those students ordained deacon at Petertide: Angela Brown, Alison Hardy, and Elly Sheard (Truro), and Tim Gibson (Bath and Wells). Also with those Truro students to be ordained priest at this time.



NEWS - From September 2014, we have a new evening class programme - New Encounters in Theology. These classes are open to anyone. For more information, you can download the 2014-15 leaflet here or see the website



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 follow-up report can be read here. (The inspection 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 was 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.




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