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 provided by

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


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


  1. ^ "Booth College". Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  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