Sabbaticals at Ridley

All Christian ministry, lay and ordained, offers great opportunities and is often deeply rewarding. But it also makes great demands and the pressures can be considerable. A sabbatical at Ridley Hall provides you with time to lay down your responsibilities for a while and enjoy the 'space' of a relaxed setting.

Chapel clock

For your needs

We aim to help you devise a program to suit your particular needs. You may be keen to pursue your own study project without any tuition; you may want to receive some guidance and tutorial help from a member of staff; you may wish to attend some courses and spend the rest of the time on your own. The Revd Dr Philip Jenson will act as your Director of Studies, helping you to arrange your timetable and find the help you need to benefit most from your time at Ridley.

For study

Our sabbatical scheme provides you with time to read and write, to catch up with advances in different areas of academic and pastoral theology and explore new fields. You will have full access to the resources of Ridley Hall and there may be those with similar interests whom you could contact in the Cambridge Theological Federation or the University Faculty of Divinity. For more details of resources available see the tabs below.

For reflection

The sabbatical scheme also affords an opportunity for you to stand back, and reflect with others on your own ministry and personal discipleship, so that you can return to your work with a new and stronger sense of vocation.

Arranging your sabbatical

Click the tabs below to find out more about spending sabbatical time at Ridley. To explore the possibilities further, contact Philip Jenson or the Sabbaticals Administrator Helena Keeble-Wright, or submit our sabbatical enquiry form.

Setting


Sabbatical visitors are welcome to share as fully as they wish in the life of the college, including its social life and its daily worship. A ten-minute walk from the college takes you into the country, and ten minutes in the other direction takes you to the heart of medieval Cambridge with its historic colleges, including King's College with its magnificent chapel. 

Punting on the River Cam

Sports facilities, concerts, book shops, museums and restaurants are available in abundance. Read our page for students on Living in Cambridge for more information. Our accommodation is comfortable, internet is available in every guest room, and our food is among the best. Our kitchen staff are used to catering for those with special dietary needs.

 

After the sabbatical has commenced, we are not able to refund any part of the fee paid.

Sabbaticals at Ridley

All Christian ministry, lay and ordained, offers great opportunities and is often deeply rewarding. But it also makes great demands and the pressures can be considerable. A sabbatical at Ridley Hall provides you with time to lay down your responsibilities for a while and enjoy the 'space' of a relaxed setting.

Chapel clock

For your needs

We aim to help you devise a program to suit your particular needs. You may be keen to pursue your own study project without any tuition; you may want to receive some guidance and tutorial help from a member of staff; you may wish to attend some courses and spend the rest of the time on your own. The Revd Dr Philip Jenson will act as your Director of Studies, helping you to arrange your timetable and find the help you need to benefit most from your time at Ridley.

For study

Our sabbatical scheme provides you with time to read and write, to catch up with advances in different areas of academic and pastoral theology and explore new fields. You will have full access to the resources of Ridley Hall and there may be those with similar interests whom you could contact in the Cambridge Theological Federation or the University Faculty of Divinity. For more details of resources available see the tabs below.

For reflection

The sabbatical scheme also affords an opportunity for you to stand back, and reflect with others on your own ministry and personal discipleship, so that you can return to your work with a new and stronger sense of vocation.

Arranging your sabbatical

Click the tabs below to find out more about spending sabbatical time at Ridley. To explore the possibilities further, contact Philip Jenson or the Sabbaticals Administrator Helena Keeble-Wright, or submit our sabbatical enquiry form.

Setting


Sabbatical visitors are welcome to share as fully as they wish in the life of the college, including its social life and its daily worship. A ten-minute walk from the college takes you into the country, and ten minutes in the other direction takes you to the heart of medieval Cambridge with its historic colleges, including King's College with its magnificent chapel. 

Punting on the River Cam

Sports facilities, concerts, book shops, museums and restaurants are available in abundance. Read our page for students on Living in Cambridge for more information. Our accommodation is comfortable, internet is available in every guest room, and our food is among the best. Our kitchen staff are used to catering for those with special dietary needs.

 

After the sabbatical has commenced, we are not able to refund any part of the fee paid.