At Ridley we think often of our alumni and regularly pray for them. Those who have prepared for Christian leadership with us can now be found serving in rural, suburban and inner-city churches in the United Kingdom and across the globe.
A significant number of Ridley alumni occupy senior leadership positions in the church and as such, are in a wonderful position to facilitate mission and to encourage the next generation of Christian leaders.
Ridley alumni are also to be found as chaplains in hospitals, prisons, schools and the armed services (see Matt's Story below), and as pioneers, youth, children and families workers, mission enablers and church planters.
We are grateful for all that God is doing in and through those who have studied with us. We love to see them whenever they are able to visit and to be encouraged by their stories of God's faithfulness!
Information for our alumni
For events and other opportunities for alumni please click on an option below to read more.
- Alumni events
Alumni stay engaged with the current community at Ridley Hall through a number of formal and informal avenues. Friendships forged during training often last a lifetime, and group get-togethers are often organised informally by alumni themselves.
More formally, all our alumni are invited back to college in June each year for the reunion that has affectionately become known as Moule Day – a day of fellowship and worship around the annual C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture.
To ensure that we have your current contact information and that you are signed up to receive updates on alumni events, please update your contact details here.
- The Refreshment Programme
The Refreshment Programme
Both lay and ordained alumni are warmly invited to take up the opportunities of our Refreshment Programme. Ridley offers a familiar and welcoming place of retreat to spend a clergy or lay sabbatical or study leave.
- The Flexible Study Programme
The Flexible Study Programme
Ridley provides former ordinands and lay ministry students with the opportunity to refresh and deepen their theological grounding by further study that can be fitted around their ministry. Find out more about the courses offered on our Flexible Study Programme.
- News from Ridley
News from Ridley
Our annual magazine News from Ridley is mailed to alumni and supporters across the world. As well as news from all areas of the college’s work and ministry it also features the Ember List, a list of this year’s student leavers for our readers’ prayers, and Getting the Word Out, featuring some of the latest publications by staff, students and alumni.
- The Ridley Connection
The Ridley Connection
The Ridley Connection is an e-bulletin which goes out typically 3 or 4 times a year to our alumni and supporters with updates of the latest news and upcoming events, plus access to the digital copy of our printed magazine, News from Ridley.
To receive the newsletter, update your details here, choosing to receive news by email and giving your up-to-date email address.
- Make a gift
Make a gift
Each gift supports our mission to be a beacon of Christian learning and formation with an international reputation for delivering excellent training for Christian leaders. Find out how you can support us in training the ministers of the future.
"Captain Matt Coles is the padre attached to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.
He doesn't have to complete the same physical challenges as the paratroopers – but he's chosen to in order to walk a mile in the boots of the men he ministers to.
Julie Knox followed Rev Matt's journey over four years, from leaving his country parish church to earning acceptance in the Parachute Regiment."
From the Forces TV website
Watch this inspiring video from Forces TV about Matt's journey: