Thank you to everyone who completed and returned our Supporter Survey.
The response has been exceptional, and a source of great encouragement to us all. Here is a small selection of comments and favourite memories shared with us, which we hope you enjoy.
Going to Ridley Hall helped me to grow up as a Christian in many ways. It gave the space to explore, listen and think in a way I had not been able to before.
Revd Andrew Vaughan Ry 2007
A group of us brushing out in very large letters ‘BOWLES FOR BISHOP’ promptly after a freak summer hailstorm in 1957 on the court grass. The likeable, godly Principal smiled but said ‘nowt’. Cyril was, of course, later Bishop of Derby.
Very Revd Alan Warren Ry 1957
A dining hall entrance with ‘I am among you as one who serveth’ – a lifelong theme for my ministry.
Canon Roy Braithwaite Ry 1960
Many years ago, on the day we were moving to St John’s Nottingham, we received a letter saying they had accepted too many students. Geoff now had no college place, I had signed a contract with the LEA and had to resign …. We now had no home. Someone suggested to Geoff that he apply to Ridley. It was August. He was given an interview, accepted straight away and we were given a flat in the college! I was accepted into a loving community. God blessed us through Ridley.
Mrs Sylvia Perciva, wife of the late Revd Geoff Percival Ry 1976
I was very happy at Ridley in those difficult post-war years (5 years RAF war service) – and it enabled me to win the Cambridge University OTC long-range shooting cup in 1950!!
Revd John Ouless Ry 1950