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Cuddesdon is a unique, vibrant place that is growing, and consisting of:

  • A residential College community for training clergy
  • Three non-residential Courses for training clergy and Readers
  • A Study Centre running a programme of courses and theological research
  • A religious Community, the four Cuddesdon Sisters

The College has around 150 students training for ordained ministry in the Anglican Church and a growing number preparing for Reader, Pioneer and a variety of lay ministries. It is one of the largest providers of ordination training in the UK, and has trained a third of current Bishops, Deans and Archdeacons in the Church of England. Our strength today comes from the acceptance of diversity and we have students from across the breadth of church traditions. We are a place where the ministry of women has been deeply appreciated and today women make up about half the residential student body. It is a place where people seek to learn from one another in an environment of open theological exploration underpinned by the life of prayer. With its many new developments in research and teaching, the College continues to be at the forefront of theological education today, responding to the changing needs of the church and the world.

The College lies just seven miles south-east of Oxford city centre just off the main London road. We value our close links with the University of Oxford and students benefit from its impressive facilities including the Theology Faculty and Bodleian Libraries. Students have the advantage of living close to a lively city, whilst also benefiting from the College’s tranquil location which gives them the ample space to devote themselves to study, reflection and personal formation.

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