Is God calling you to Ridley Hall?

Ridley Hall is a worshipping and learning community housed on a beautiful site in the historic city of Cambridge. We teach theology for ministry and encourage those who study with us to grow in Christlike character and confidence for mission.

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Explore your calling

About Ridley Hall, Cambridge

Ridley Hall is an Anglican theological college established in 1881 in the heart of Cambridge, England. We offer full-time residential training for ordained ministry in the Church of England and training for a variety of Christian lay ministries in both church and non-church contexts.

The Ridley community also welcomes those who want to study theology part-time for personal growth or to engage in further study or research, and people from across the world who are taking time out from their daily lives for refreshment, writing or research in the form of a sabbatical, study leave or retreat.

Together we seek to grow in Christ-like character through worship and prayer, eating together and socialising, in an atmosphere of friendship, grace, honesty and humour.

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Latest News

  • HRH Prince Philip
    The community at Ridley Hall mourn the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and give thanks to God for his life of faithful service.
  • Nurturing lifelong friendships
    First year ordinand and 'Social Deacon' Victoria Lawrence saw both the nature and long-term importance of her role within the community change as we entered lockdown.
  • Refurbishment and accessibility project: nearing completion!
    We are delighted to say that the access ramps and conversion of 'A' staircase are now finished, and the new basement library will be completed and the space handed back to us in time for Easter.
  • It’s been hoofing! Serving as a Chaplain Cadet in the Army
    Chaplain Cadet and Ridley ordinand Sam Banner is exploring a calling to military chaplaincy, and was excited to take up the opportunity to undertake his parish placement in the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps. Read the highlights of his journey so far.
  • Easter appeal: enriching our spiritual and artistic heritage
    This Easter we are launching an appeal with a target of £10,000 to commission new works of art for our buildings and grounds to glorify God and celebrate diversity in the Ridley community of today.
  • John Polkinghorne: humble joy that spoke of solid hope
    Ridley Associate and former Associate Principal Jeremy Begbie pays tribute to John Polkinghorne (1930-2021), who served for many years on as a Trustee on Ridley's Council, and who has died at the age of 90.
  • Journeying Towards Antiracism and Full Inclusion
    This academic year, Ridley Hall invited the Revd Nikki Mann to spend time with our community as a 'wise guide’ on our journey towards antiracism. Here she reflects on that journey so far.

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