Trinity School of Ministry

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Trinity School of Ministry, formerly The Bible College of Wales, is a religious training centre in Rugby, Warwickshire. Originally based in Swansea, Wales, the Bible College was founded in 1924 by Rees Howells. He was involved in intercession for many years, before seeing revival across Southern Africa from 1915-1920. Howells became well known as an intercessor,[1] after the success of his life story, Rees Howells Intercessor by Norman Grubb.

Returning to Britain, he felt called by the Holy Spirit to start a Bible College; his inspiration being the 900 student capacity Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. It formally opened at Glynderwen House, Swansea, UK in 1924. The estate had originally been owned by the Giles family.

Rees Howells was director of the college until his death in 1950. He was succeeded by his son Samuel Rees Howells who led the college until a year before his death in 2004. Alan Scotland was hand-picked by Samuel to lead the college into a new era.

Richard Maton, worked under the ministry of Samuel Howells for forty-seven years and has fully documented the history of the Bible College of Wales in his book Samuel, Son and Successor of Rees Howells. Included in his book are over 110 photos, many of Rees and Samuel Howells in the grounds of the Bible College.

Glynderwen House was closed down in 2006, and all the buildings were demolished. The college retained two sites on Derwen Fawr Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 8EB, which were purchased by Rees Howells. These two sites were put on the property market in late 2010.

In July 2009 the Bible College of Wales (BCW) saw its last graduation. In September 2009, the college moved to Rugby under the name Trinity School of Ministry.

In December 2012, Cornerstone Community Church of Singapore purchased the Derwen Fawr site[2] and announced intentions to establish a new Bible school on the site.[3][4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Evangelist Charles W Doss

Bibliography[edit]

  • Samuel, Son and Successor of Rees Howells, by Richard Maton, ByFaith Media, 2012. Covers the story of how the Bible College of Wales was founded, and its full history.
  • Samuel Rees Howells: A Life of Intercession, The Legacy of Prayer and Spiritual Warfare of an Intercessor by Richard Maton. Covering the prayers of the Bible College of Wales 1939-2002 and the move from Swansea, to Trinity School of Ministry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prayer - Intercession - Tongues - Pray Always! - www.byfaith.co.uk - Jesus is Lord
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  3. ^ http://www.christiantoday.co.uk/article/historic.welsh.bible.college.to.relaunch.in.rugby/22835.htm
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2013-03-10.

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