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The Cambridge Theological Federation
is an association of theological colleges
A seminary, theological college, or divinity school is an institution of secondary or post-secondary education for educating students in theology, generally to prepare them for ordination as clergy or for other ministry...
, courses and houses, based in Cambridge
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. The Federation offers several joint theological programmes of study open to students in member institutions; these programmes are either validated by or are taught on behalf of two universities situated in Cambridge: the University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in both the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world , and the seventh-oldest globally...
or Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest universities in Eastern England, United Kingdom, with a total student population of around 30,000.-History:...
The programmes offered are:
- Bachelor of Theology degree (University of Cambridge)
- Certificate in Pastoral Theology (University of Cambridge)
- Bachelor of Arts in Christian Theology (Anglia Ruskin University)
- Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology (Anglia Ruskin University)
Members of the federation are:
- Eastern Region Ministry Course
The Eastern Region Ministry Course, based in Cambridge, is a non-residential theological training course which offers initial ministerial training on behalf of the Church of England, the Methodist Church in Britain, the United Reformed Church, and occasionally other churches in England. Currently...
- Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (Eastern Orthodox)
- Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (Roman Catholic)
- Ridley Hall
Ridley Hall is a theological college located in Sidgwick Avenue in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, which trains intending ministers for the Church of England and other churches. It was founded in 1881 and named in memory of Nicholas Ridley, a leading protestant theologian of the sixteenth century...
(Church of England
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The church considers itself within the tradition of Western Christianity and dates its formal establishment principally to the mission to England by St...
- Wesley House
Wesley House is a Methodist theological college on Jesus Lane in Cambridge, England. It was founded in 1921 as a base for training Methodist ministers within the precincts of the University of Cambridge...
- Westcott House
Westcott House is a Church of England theological college based in Jesus Lane located in the centre of the university city of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.Its main activity is training people for ordained ministry in Anglican churches...
(Church of England / Anglican)
- Westminster College
Westminster College in Cambridge is a theological college of the United Reformed Church, formerly the Presbyterian Church of England. Its principal purpose is the training of clergy for ordination, but is also used more widely for training within the denomination...
(United Reformed Church
The United Reformed Church is a Christian church in the United Kingdom. It has approximately 68,000 members in 1,500 congregations with some 700 ministers.-Origins and history:...
- Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations