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. Ministry among children, young people and their families
    Our Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (iCYM) offers training which promotes excellence, professionalism and integrity in Christian work with children, young people and families, in church, school and community contexts. Find out more...
  4. Lay ministry
    Each year at Ridley we welcome enquiries from independent students who are seeking to equip themselves for some form of lay ministry within the Anglican communion. 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. Ministry among children, young people and their families
    Our Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (iCYM) offers training which promotes excellence, professionalism and integrity in Christian work with children, young people and families, in church, school and community contexts. Find out more...
  4. Lay ministry
    Each year at Ridley we welcome enquiries from independent students who are seeking to equip themselves for some form of lay ministry within the Anglican communion. 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...