The unique setting of Ripon College Cuddesdon allows for a strong sense of community, and community is an inseparable part of training for ordained ministry as we live, pray, study and eat together. Students come to College with a wide range of experiences and interests, some direct from other colleges or university; others have considerable work experience, some are single, others are married. The Common Room is the centre of an active social life with a fully licensed bar and a wide range of social events. The College also has a football/cricket field, tennis court and croquet lawn to provide recreation in the midst of a busy life of study and prayer.
Families are welcomed and valued members of the community. There is an active Partners’ Group and a club for children during the College Eucharist. There are two children’s rooms in the main College building, one equipped with toys for younger children and the other equipped for older children with a TV and games, enabling families to entertain their children whilst at social events. An appointed children’s representative and Children’s Handbook provide children and young people with a voice within the community. There are several excellent schools at all levels close to Cuddesdon with coaches providing transport, Wheatley Park School and Garsington Primary School. Pets are also accepted as part of the community and suitable accommodation can generally be provided.
Within this residential environment, students are encouraged to work out how to organise enough time and space for themselves and become accustomed to the public nature of the ordained ministry.
For the Partners' Page,click here.
For the Childrens' Page, click here.
For Music in College, click here.
Single students and weekly boarders are provided with furnished single study bedrooms in College buildings, and a shared lounge and kitchen. Students with families are provided with unfurnished flats within College or houses nearby, with a study in College if available.
All meals for students are provided by the College. Families are welcome to sign in for lunch.
We have an extensive theological library of over 25,000 volumes which is continually updated with academic books and journals.
All College study/bedrooms have an internet point, and wireless internet is available in the Common Room and Library. There is a fully equipped computer room for those without their own computers.
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