All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry is an expansive learning community, with over seventy students preparing for ordination, forty for lay ministries, twenty completing academic awards as part of their curacies and forty more studying to develop their discipleship, plus independent students. Despite being one of the Church of England’s largest providers of ministerial training, a recent Periodic External Review by the Church of England and Durham University recognised All Saints as having a strong sense of community.
Why train at all Saints?
We are specialists in adult education, offering accessible teaching and learning at evenings and weekends. Our teaching centres are situated within reasonable travelling distance of students’ local contexts across the North West, the Isle of Man and Derbyshire. Class sizes are carefully monitored to ensure a collegial and interactive environment.
We offer a balanced and highly collaborative approach to training for ministry. Context-based programmes blend theory and practice, applying study of mission, ministry and classical theological disciplines such as biblical studies, doctrine and history to real-life reflective placement-learning.
We launched in 2006, in response to a need for part-time, locally accessible, high-quality theological education and training in the North-West region.
We are committed to nurturing a supportive learning community, with a strong commitment to the flourishing of all, and to the provision of high-quality academic and pastoral support.
All Saints’ amazing students come from a range of different backgrounds and church traditions, enriching the classroom experience, which is designed to be accessible and welcome to all.
A vibrant and blessed
““Truly, the name ‘All Saints’ is well-chosen.” ‘It embraces a strong sense of community, collaborative approach to mission and ministry and willingness to explore diverse traditions in the church. PER reviewers observed “a high level of respect for differing beliefs and practices within the Church of England” in teaching, worship and informal contexts across our diverse community.’”
Peter Whittington, Director of Studies for Ordinands: Liverpool Diocese