Since 1985, St John’s Seminary has offered lay students the possibility of following courses leading towards a degree in theology. This programme is now validated by St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.
The courses followed are similar to those offered to students in formation for priesthood and aim to provide a solid and comprehensive grounding in Catholic theology.
External Students study alongside the resident community, and are welcome to join them for mass and other aspects of the life of the house.
While many External Students will wish to complete an honours degree, there are flexible study options allowing students to study part-time, and/or work towards a Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education. Enquiries are also welcome from gradutes who wish to audit courses to widen their theological base.
Lectures and other classes are usually delivered on weekday mornings.
HE Level 1
20SJ101 Old Testament
20SJ102 Synoptic Gospels
10SJ103 Protology (Christian Doctrine 1)
20SJ104 Revelation, Christ and the Trinity (Christian Doctrine 2)
20SJ105 Church History (Early and Mediaeval)
10SJ109 Philosophy, Secularism and Mission
HE Level 2
20SJ201 Church and the Grace of God (Christian Doctrine 3)
20SJ202 Moral Theology
20SJ203 Liturgical Studies
20SJ204 Pauline Epistles & Acts of the Apostles
20SJ205 Church History (1215-1729)
20SJ206 Philosophy of Religion
HE Level 3
20SJ302 Sacraments (Christian Doctrine 4)
10SJ303 Eschatology, Mariology and the Credibility of Revelation (Christian Doctrine 5)
20SJ304 Johannine Studies
20SJ305 Marriage and Sexuality, Social Ethics
10SJ306 Marriage and Sexuality, Social Ethics
20SJ307 Church History (Modern)
10SJ308 Church History (Modern)
The Subject Regulations contain further details of the BTh programme.
For Further Details and Applications
Please contact the Director of Studies.
Potential students are advised to make contact before May of the year they intend to begin.