Bachelor of Theology
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.
St John’s Seminary is also the venue for the Permanent Diaconate formation programme.
Ongoing Formation for Clergy
Priests and Deacons are welcome to join the many courses that are run at the Seminary. In particular, elements of the programme for students in Year 5 may be of interest.
For further details, please contact the Director of Studies or member of staff concerned. The precise content of this course varies from year to year.
Spiritual Direction and Leading Retreats.
A two week workshop led by Fr Michael Woodgate and Fr Gerard Bradley, usually in early May.