Study Options

Since we first opened our doors in the late nineteenth century, we have trained generations of teachers, pastors, evangelists and prophetic leaders.

Today, as the twenty-first century opens out before us, we want to equip the Church's leaders and ministers for the great missionary challenges and opportunities of the future.

Ridley prepares men and women for ministry in a wide variety of settings, which fall into five training streams:

  1. Ordained ministry in the Church of England
    The majority of our residential student body is preparing for ordained ministry in the Church of England, serving across the country in rural, suburban and inner city parishes. Find out more...
  2. Context-based Training and Ordained Pioneer Ministry
    Ridley has a cohort of pioneers whose training is overseen by Dr Michael Volland and has particular emphasis on mission and practical experience with local fresh expressions of church. Download information on Context-Based Training (pdf) or find out more about pioneer training...
  3. Lay Ministry Training
    Our Lay Ministry Pathway prepares students for various leadership roles within the church, including: youth ministry, children's & family ministry, pioneer ministry and pastoral ministry. You will be placed in a church or other appropriate setting for the duration of your training where your formation in ministry and mission will be rooted in ongoing ministerial practice. Find out more...
  4. Independent Part-time Study
    In 2016 Ridley began to offer to independent students the possibility of studying part-time. Study takes place within the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), of which Ridley is a key member. Find out more...
  5. Ministry in the worldwide Church
    Ridley welcomes members of the global Anglican Communion and other churches for sabbaticals, postgraduate study, exchanges and conferences, as well as representatives from other churches wishing to experience an evangelical theological college. Find out more about sabbaticals at Ridley and visiting scholar opportunities.

The formational training we offer is founded on the belief that leaders of the future need biblical theology that ignites the heart, worship that transforms, prayer that sustains, and a Kingdom vision that seeks to make known the 'unsearchable riches of Christ' in communities across the world. Learn more about training at Ridley...


Study Options

Since we first opened our doors in the late nineteenth century, we have trained generations of teachers, pastors, evangelists and prophetic leaders.

Today, as the twenty-first century opens out before us, we want to equip the Church's leaders and ministers for the great missionary challenges and opportunities of the future.

Ridley prepares men and women for ministry in a wide variety of settings, which fall into five training streams:

  1. Ordained ministry in the Church of England
    The majority of our residential student body is preparing for ordained ministry in the Church of England, serving across the country in rural, suburban and inner city parishes. Find out more...
  2. Context-based Training and Ordained Pioneer Ministry
    Ridley has a cohort of pioneers whose training is overseen by Dr Michael Volland and has particular emphasis on mission and practical experience with local fresh expressions of church. Download information on Context-Based Training (pdf) or find out more about pioneer training...
  3. Lay Ministry Training
    Our Lay Ministry Pathway prepares students for various leadership roles within the church, including: youth ministry, children's & family ministry, pioneer ministry and pastoral ministry. You will be placed in a church or other appropriate setting for the duration of your training where your formation in ministry and mission will be rooted in ongoing ministerial practice. Find out more...
  4. Independent Part-time Study
    In 2016 Ridley began to offer to independent students the possibility of studying part-time. Study takes place within the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), of which Ridley is a key member. Find out more...
  5. Ministry in the worldwide Church
    Ridley welcomes members of the global Anglican Communion and other churches for sabbaticals, postgraduate study, exchanges and conferences, as well as representatives from other churches wishing to experience an evangelical theological college. Find out more about sabbaticals at Ridley and visiting scholar opportunities.

The formational training we offer is founded on the belief that leaders of the future need biblical theology that ignites the heart, worship that transforms, prayer that sustains, and a Kingdom vision that seeks to make known the 'unsearchable riches of Christ' in communities across the world. Learn more about training at Ridley...