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Encyclopedia > St John's College, Durham
St John's College, Durham
Motto Fides nostra victoria
"Our faith is our victory"
Founded 1909
Principal Rt Revd Professor Stephen Sykes
Location South Bailey
Students ~400

St John's College is a college of the University of Durham in England. Founded as an Anglican theological college in 1909, and becoming a full constituent college of the University in 1919, St John's is still administratively and financially independent of the University. Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The term Anglican (from the Angles or English) describes those people and churches following the religious traditions developed by the established Church of England. ...


Formed from a number of Georgian houses between Durham Cathedral and the River Wear, its setting is spectacular. The main house of the college is Haughton House — believed to be the finest domestic house in Durham. The houses which make up Cranmer Hall were once owned by the Bowes-Lyon family (the late Queen Mother's family). The college has approximately 340 undergraduates, making it Durham's second smallest college. Durham Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The River Wear (pronounced Wee-er) is a river in the North East of England. ... Bowes-Lyon is a Scottish family; see the following articles for more information, including information on individual members: Baron Bowes Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Gibside Glamis Castle Katherine Bowes-Lyon Lilian Bowes Lyon Lord Glamis Michael Bowes... Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) as Queen Elizabeth was the Queen consort of George VI of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952 and the mother of his successor, Queen Elizabeth II, the current British monarch. ...


St John's is one of only two 'Recognised Colleges', the other being St Chad's. This means that it is financially independent of the University and has a greater degree of administrative independence than the other, 'Maintained', colleges. However, Council must approve the appointment of its principal and be notified of changes to its constitution. St Chads College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...


History

Whilst the college was originally founded to train Church of England ordinands in 1909, today the Anglican theological college Cranmer Hall, and the non-theologicial John's Hall, co-exist successfully. Cranmer Hall, named after Thomas Cranmer, was set up in 1958 with its own master or Warden. St John's also includes the Methodist Wesley Study Centre, named after John Wesley. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... Thomas Cranmer (July 2, 1489 - March 21, 1556) was the Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of the English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. Born in 1489 at Nottingham, Cranmer was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge and became a priest following the death of his first wife. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... John Wesley was an 18th century theologian, preacher and the founder of the Methodist denomination of Protestant Christianity. ...


The college chapel, dedicated to St Mary the Less, is of Norman origin and was rebuilt in the 1840s. It became the college chapel in 1919, before which it had been the parish church of the South Bailey. A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were a mixture of the indigenous Gauls of France and the Viking invaders under the leadership of Rollo (Gange Rolf). ... A parish church is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches. ...


Notable alumni

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External links

  • St John's College official website
  • St John's College JCR undergraduate student organisation


Colleges of the University of Durham

Collingwood | George Stephenson | Grey | Hatfield | Howlands (unofficial name) | John Snow | St Aidan's | St Chad's | St Cuthbert's A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellows and still are in some places. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Collingwood College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... George Stephenson College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Grey College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Howlands College is the unofficial name of the newest college at the University of Durham, due to open in September 2006. ... John Snow College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... St Aidans College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Chads College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Cuthberts Society, commonly known as Cuths, is a college-level body of the University of Durham in England. ...

St Hild and St Bede | St John's | St Mary's | Trevelyan | University | Ushaw | Ustinov | Van Mildert The College of St Hild and St Bede, commonly known as Hild Bede, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Marys College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Trevelyan College, commonly known as Trevs, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Ushaw College is a Roman Catholic seminary, founded at Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England in 1808 and became a Licensed Hall of the University of Durham in 1968. ... Ustinov College, is a postgraduate college of the University of Durham in England. ... Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...


 
 

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