The Centre for the Study of the Christian Church exists to promote the
scholarly study of the Christian Church. It is a response to widespread
interest among laity, clergy and the informed public in the nature of the
Church, its unity, ministry and mission. The Centre is ecumenical and
It provides taught courses on ecclesiology at undergraduate and
postgraduate levels of the . It promotes enquiry and discussion
through the Richard Hooker Lectures and study days, the Ecclesiology
Seminar in the University, and twice-yearly consultations at St. George's
House, Windsor Castle. The Centre undertakes academic research,. on
aspects of the Church, leading to higher degrees of the University of Exeter.
Dr Paul Avis welcomes enquiries about opportunities to engage in
research under his supervision on a range of ecclesiological topics.
Research proposals must also be approved by the
Department of Theology of
the University of Exeter.
The Centre brings together several institutions with a common aim: the
University of Exeter, Exeter
Cathedral, the South West Ministry Training Course, the University College of St. Mark and St.
John, the Adult Training Programme of the Diocese of Exeter and St.
George's House, Windsor Castle. The Centre is currently sponsored by the
St Luke's College Foundation, Exeter Cathedral and the Archbishop of
Canterbury. The Centre welcomes enquiries about its work.
Director: The Reverend Prebendary Dr. Paul Avis, General Secretary of the
Council for Christian Unity of the General Synod of the Church of
England, Sub Dean of Exeter Cathedral and Honorary Research Fellow in
the Department of Theology.
|Further information from:
The Sub Dean's
1 The Cloisters,
Tel. (01392) 425229
|Academic enquiries may be made to:
The Department of
University of Exeter,
Tel. (01392) 264242
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