Welcome to Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne College of Theology provides learning opportunities for adults from the Tees to the Tweed. We build upon the vast Christian heritage in the North East of England going all the way back to the Venerable Bede’s account of Christianity written in 731C.E., and to the praying, learning, missional community founded earlier on Holy Island by St Aidan. It is this great heritage of faith that led to the choice of the name ‘Lindisfarne’.

We offer courses that prepare Ordinands to serve as assistant ministers and potential incumbents, and Readers for missional, pastoral and leadership roles in the local church. These ministries may be full time or part time, self-supporting, stipendiary or non-stipendiary.

Our programmes are offered part time and are deeply context-based, with a clear focus on equipping individual students for servant leadership in service of God in the church in the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle.

Training programmes for Ordination and Readers are delivered over 2 or 3 years, with flexibility for longer or shorter periods.

We also offer programmes of study to Independent students seeking to deepen their discipleship and to further their knowledge in theology. Lindisfarne also provides short courses and other learning opportunities for the wider community.

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"Good theology, by which I mean that profound wrestling with the person of God known in the reality of daily life, holds that tension of the assured hope we know in Christ with the profound need of our world… and offers a lens through which grace may be explored and inhabited. This work, to which Lindisfarne College is dedicated, is for all Christians and is vital to a thriving church."

The Rt Revd Mark Tanner Bishop of Berwick

"Set in the context of the land of the Northern Saints with its rich heritage of mission, spirituality and learning, Lindisfarne College of Theology provides a unique opportunity for the formation of God’s people, equipping them for the work of the gospel today. Ordinands and Readers from the Diocese of Durham have achieved exceptional academic results through Lindisfarne. Lay training for specific ministries has been delivered to a high standard with flexibility, appreciating that discipleship development requires a multifaceted approach."

The Revd Canon Sophie Jelley
Director of Mission, Discipleship & Ministry, Diocese of Durham