Choosing Cuddesdon

Cuddesdon is a community of communities

  • Cuddesdon, Gloucester, Ludlow (Hereford), Church Mission Society (Oxford)
  • All are welcome: the contribution and tradition of each is valued and affirmed (Inclusivity: Diversity and Accessibility)
  • Collaboration and mutual encouragement flourish in diversity 

Cuddesdon offers the best of the past mixed with cutting-edge, forward looking training geared towards the need of the church and world in the twenty-first century.

  • Teaching rooted in and to prepare you for the joys and challenges of Christian ministry and mission
  • Particular (and developing) interests in Eco-theology and Eco-College, Science and Faith, Conflict Resolution, and Rural Ministry, all supported by staff ad associated with specialist knowledge and enthusiasm
  • We make meaningful connections through partnerships with CMS, CRES, Citizens UK and others

Cuddesdon offers academically rigorous programmes for formation

  • All tutors are engaged in scholarly research. Many are ordained and bring their own experiences of parish and other ministries
  • A Learning Support Tutor (see Inclusivity: Diversity and Accessibility above) and a commitment to supporting students with particular learning needs

Cuddesdon is a vibrant hub of theological learning and spiritual practice

  • Frequent conferences, symposiums and lectures from experts in their field 
  • Cuddesdon offers hospitality and welcome to a range of sabbatical guests and other visitors from around the UK, Anglican Communion and wider world

Cuddesdon is a beautiful, peaceful and spacious place in which to train for ordination

  • High quality study bedrooms, as well as dedicated kitchen-dining room, lounge and laundry facility for those in solo accommodation - accommodation available outside term-time (for rent)
  • For families, we are the only college to guarantee accommodation on the college site and in Cuddesdon village in flats, bungalows or cottages. There are good local schools who are experienced in accommodating children coming from the college, and there are a number of student-organised youth groups for children of all ages.
  • Only 7 miles from Oxford city centre with all its cultural, social and other opportunities; and with good transport links to London and elsewhere