Faculty and staff news
Tutor in mission and climber Paul Weston abseiled off the 13th century tower of St Mary’s church in Gainford, County Durham at the weekend.
In the months before Eeva John joined the staff team at Ridley, she became one of the first recipients of the Archbishop’s new Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship.
The new Principal of Ridley Hall, Rev Dr Michael Volland, was licensed by Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely at a joyful service on Wednesday 8th February.
Director of Faith in Business, the Revd Dr Richard Higginson, featured in a recent Radio 4 Sunday worship service with a theme of "My work station is my worship station".
The Board of Trustees of Ridley Hall is pleased to announce that the Revd Dr Michael Volland, our current Director of Context-based Training, has accepted the position of Principal, following the appointment of the Revd Canon Andrew Norman to the new post of Director of Ministry and Mission in the Diocese of Leeds.
The Revd Canon Andrew Norman, Principal of Ridley Hall, has been appointed to the new post of Director of Ministry and Mission in the Diocese of Leeds.
“We need to encourage ministers to create space to allow lay people to act entrepreneurially” said Michael Volland, Director of Context-based Training at Ridley Hall, at the 2016 Germinate Leadership lecture at the Arthur Rank Centre on 17 May.
Our college Sports Deacon (now Senior Student) Danny Driver took the initiative in gathering a group of staff and students to take part in a team-building challenge called Tough Mudder.
We are delighted that the Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, a current College Council member and former pastoral tutor and lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley is to be the next Bishop of Dorking.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Michael Volland as Director of Context-based Training. His responsibilities will span the training of all Ridley ordinands and iCYM students, as well as the teaching of other Federation students. He will also be working with dioceses and partner agencies in the development of our contextual training. He will move to Cambridge with his family at the end of August.