What is it Like to Study at Sarum College?

Students training with us enjoy the many resources of Sarum College.

Those on residential weekends stay in the College’s comfortable single bedrooms with en-suite and desk.

Most teaching rooms offer a view of Salisbury Cathedral. Lovely food is cooked and served on site, and the Common Room provides a bar and space for continued conversation into
the evening.

The library is well-stocked with access to a large catalogue of books and journals. There is also an on-site bookshop which offers students preferential prices. Both the bookshop and library are well used by students learning at a distance, and staff are happy to post books where necessary. Students are able to make use of these facilities when they like, and some use the library outside of residential periods if they are passing for work or as a study day.

Each student year group brings a rich diversity of tradition and experience. Students are expected to share the treasures of their tradition but are also exposed to new ideas about church life and worship. Those on residential weekends lead worship in the College Chapel, which is also used for midday prayer through the week led by the community of Benedictine monks who live on site.

The core staff in the Centre for Formation in Ministry provide pastoral and academic support, as well as teaching modules. Other experts come in to supplement the teaching programme with specialist knowledge, for instance on pioneer ministry or pastoral work.