Barrington College

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Barrington College
Belton Court Barrington RI 2012.jpg
Belton Court, the centerpiece of the college's campus
Former names
Bethel Bible Training School, Dudley Bible Institute, Providence Bible Institute
AffiliationEvangelical Christian
PresidentDavid G. Horner
Location, ,
41°45′36″N 71°19′57″W / 41.760132°N 71.332394°W / 41.760132; -71.332394Coordinates: 41°45′36″N 71°19′57″W / 41.760132°N 71.332394°W / 41.760132; -71.332394
ColorsBlue and Gold
MascotThe Warriors
WebsiteBarrington College Facebook page

Barrington College was a four-year Christian liberal arts college located in Barrington, Rhode Island. It is no longer in operation.


Barrington College was founded by E. W. Kenyon, pastor of the New Covenant Baptist Church, in 1900 as the Bethel Bible Training School in Spencer, Massachusetts. It was relocated to Dudley, Massachusetts in 1923 and renamed the Dudley Bible Institute. It was then moved to Capitol Hill in Providence, Rhode Island in 1950 and renamed the Providence Bible Institute, as well as having purchased Belton Court, a 150-acre (61 ha) estate in Barrington in that same year. In 1960, the Providence campus was sold[1] and the college was renamed to Barrington College. Financially struggling to continue operation after 85 years, the college merged with Gordon College, another liberal arts Christian school in Wenham, Massachusetts, in 1985.


The Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon is named in honor of Barrington College. The campus was sold and was the site of Zion Bible College, until Zion moved to Haverhill, Massachusetts 2008.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Barrington College - Gordon College". Gordon College. Gordon College. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1981-1982,' Biographical Sketch of Douglas Kane, pg. 169