St. Michael's College, Llandaff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
St Michael's College buildings, Llandaff

St Michael's College, Cardiff is an Anglican Theological college in Llandaff, Wales. The college was founded in 1892, and has been situated at its present site in Llandaff since 1904. Among its many alumni is the poet R. S. Thomas.

Recent History[edit]

In Spring 2014, a recent review titled "A report on the future of theological training in the Church in Wales", the college was faced with major changes, particularly the call to cease residential training at the college. After the announcement of the report at the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in April 2014, the college staff and the staff of St Seriol's Centre in Bangor wrote a follow up report making recommendations for change to the Bench of Bishops. The Bench accepted these recommendations and in a Press Release from the Church in Wales, it was announced: "At its meeting in June the Bench reviewed thoroughly responses to the report of the Ministry Training Review Group, which had been received by the Bishops in March and had since been the subject of a broad consultation across the Church in Wales and with our partner institutions. In particular, the Bench considered a detailed response prepared jointly by staff of St Michael's College, Cardiff, and the St Seiriol's Centre, Bangor. This proposal, entitled A Vision for Wales, advocated the creation of a new Training Institute to lead all ministry training in the Church in Wales, including education for discipleship and training for ordained ministries, both residential and non-residential."


The following people have been wardens:

  • Glyn Simon (later Bishop of Llandaff and Archbishop of Wales)
  • Eryl Stephen Thomas (later Bishop of Monmouth and Bishop of Llandaff)
  • Harold John Charles (later Bishop of St. Asaph)
  • O. G. Rees
  • John Hughes (later Bishop of Kensington)
  • John Rowlands
  • John Holdsworth
  • Peter Sedgwick [1] 2004-2014
  • Mark Clavier (Acting principal)[2]

Notable former students[edit]


  1. ^ "Rev'd Dr Peter Sedgwick". 
  2. ^ "College appoints Acting Principal". The Church in Wales. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°29′35″N 3°13′07″W / 51.4930°N 3.2187°W / 51.4930; -3.2187