Edgehill Theological College

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Edgehill Theological College
Motto Learning - Serving
Established 1926
Affiliation Methodist Church in Ireland
Principal Rev Dr Richard Clutterbuck
Address Edgehill College 9 Lennoxvale Avenue Belfast, BT9 5BY, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Affiliations Queen's University Belfast
St John's College, Nottingham
Website www.edgehillcollege.org/

Edgehill Theological College is the training institution for ministry in the Methodist Church in Ireland.[1] It was founded in 1926 (ratified by Northern Ireland Parliament Act 1928[2][3]) out of the Theology Department of Methodist College Belfast.

Edgehill is an affiliate college of the Queen's University Belfast, and offers students registered with QUB - Institute of Theology,[4] study at postgraduate level. Edgehill sponsors candidates to study on the Distance Learning, Foundation Degree in Theology for Ministry, BA in Theology for Ministry or Professional Certificate in Ministry through St John's College, Nottingham validated by the University of Chester.

As part of its reconciliation initiatives, in association with Mater Dei Institute of Education(Dublin City University)[5] and the Society of Missions to Africa, Edgehill facilitates the Exploring Theology Together programme, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

The Methodist Historical Society in Ireland holds a large archive of documents, particularly relating to the rise of Methodism in Ireland in the 18th century. This includes rare documents of a demographic nature, memoirs, and letters, all of which are storied in a temperature controlled room.


  1. ^ "History of Edgehill Theological College". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. 
  2. ^ Chapter 24 EDGEHILL THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE www.irishmethodist.org
  3. ^ IN THE PARLIAMENT OF NORTHERN IRELAND - SESSION 1927 The Belfast Gazette, November 26, 1926.
  4. ^ Institute of Theology Queens University Belfast
  5. ^ a unique all-island, cross-religions degree in theology at Mater Dei DCU Website, 21 January 2002

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