Ridley Hall, Cambridge

Ridley Hall is a theological college in Cambridge in the United Kingdom which trains intending ministers for the Church of England and other churches.

Although not part of the University of Cambridge Ridley Hall maintains close ties with the university and many of its students are awarded qualifications by the university Faculty of Divinity, as well as Anglia Ruskin University. Ridley Hall teaching tends towards an evangelical theology. It is one of three Church of England theological colleges (the others being Trinity College, Bristol and Cranmer Hall in Durham) which self-identify as "Open Evangelical". [ [http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/general.html#1 FAQs - What does "Open Evangelical" actually mean?] at Ridley Hall website. Retrieved on September 9, 2006.] [Kings, 2003. [http://www.fulcrum-anglican.org.uk/page.cfm?ID=2 "Canal, River and Rapids: Contemporary Evangelicalism in the Church of England"] by Graham Kings, published in the journal Anvil Vol 20 No 3, September 2003, pp167-184. Retrieved on September 9, 2006.] The current principal of Ridley is the Rev'd Canon Dr Christopher Cocksworth who was approved on March 3 2008 for election to the role of Bishop of Coventry. [cite web
url = http://www.coventry.anglican.org/news/pressreleases/opt/1/item/255
title = New Bishop of Coventry
accessdate = 2008-03-04
date = 3 March 2008
publisher = Coventry Diocese

Notable staff and alumni

*Jeremy Begbie
*Christopher John Cocksworth
*Timothy Dudley-Smith
*Michael Nazir-Ali
*Gavin Peacock
*John Sentamu
*David Sheppard
*John Stott
*David Watson
*David Wenham


External links

* [http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk Ridley Hall site]
* [http://www.theofed.cam.ac.uk Cambridge Theological Federation site]

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