St Mellitus College celebrates tenth anniversary
St Mellitus College recently marked the tenth anniversary of its founding at a celebratory event attended by Dr Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington, and the recently-retired Bishop of London, Richard Chartres.
Founded in 2007 by Bishop Richard and the then Bishop of Chelmsford, John Gladwin. St Mellitus College is named after the first Bishop of London, whose territory covered both London and Essex.
The College has since grown to become one the largest Anglican theological colleges in the world, and currently has 220 ordinands in training, and nearly 700 students studying programmes at campuses in London, Chelmsford, and Liverpool, with plans for a fourth to open in Plymouth in September 2017. The College is also associated with St Paul’s Theological College in Kuala Lumpur.
To mark St Mellitus’ extraordinary growth over the last ten years the college held a public celebration and Eucharist, while Bishop Graham, who also serves as St Mellitus’ President, gave a special lecture to members of the alumni association titled, Generous Orthodoxy: Doing Theology in the Spirit.
Bishop Graham said of the anniversary:
“It was wonderful to celebrate together the tenth anniversary of the founding of St Mellitus. It was good to meet up with many former students and see the impact they are already having on churches and communities across the country. The College has made great progress over the past 10 years, but there is lots more to do for the future!”
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