Kingsley College, Melbourne

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Kingsley College is a Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia school of theology located in Melbourne, Australia. Along with Tabor Victoria it offers ministerial, teacher training and Christian counselling. The college was opened by Kingsley Ridgway in 1948. It was originally known as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible College of Australia; in 1974 its name was changed to honour its founder. Students come from a variety of denominational and national backgrounds.

Theological education is prodivided by

  • Booth College;[1]
  • Nazarene Theological College; and
  • Tabor College Victoria (from 2008). Tabor took the majority of Kingsley's staff and faculty, gifted the contents of its library to Tabor. Kingsley now focuses specifically on ministerial development for the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia.[2]

Kingsley is a member of the South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges and the Sydney College of Divinity.

Principals[edit]

Principals of Kingsley College
Name Years of Service
Dr Leo G. Cox 1949-1955
The Revd Robert Mattke 1956-1961
The Revd James Ridgway 1961-1966
The Revd Arthur Calhoun 1967-1969
The Revd Aubrey Carnell 1970-1971
The Revd Dr James Ridgway 1972-1984
The Revd Dr David Wilson 1985-2002
The Revd Lionel Rose 2003
The Revd Peter Dobson 2004-2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://boothcollege.edu.au/
  2. ^ Dr Wynand J. de Kock, Principal Tabor Victoria; The Revd Peter J. Dobson, Principal Kingsley College. "Kingsley College and Tabor Victoria - United Press Release: Christian Colleges Unite with 100 years' experience". Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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Coordinates: 37°42′58″S 144°56′52″E / 37.71611°S 144.94778°E / -37.71611; 144.94778