Welcome to Cumbria Christian Learning (CCL). There have been some changes during 2019. We are now part of the Carlisle Dioceses’ ‘God for All’ Team, serving the ecumenical county of Cumbria and its vision for Mission and growth.
WHAT IS IT THAT WE DO?
We offer education and training for ordination to the diaconate and priesthood in the Church of England. We also offer programmes for those training as Readers or Licensed Lay Ministers in the Church of England. A number of students also undertake our courses purely out of interest as independent students. Our University-level programmes are accredited as part of the University of Durham’s Common Awards, a series of awards established by the University in partnership with the Church of England. Although most of our students are Anglican we work ecumenically and encourage work with other Christian churches.
Those studying for ordination to the sacred ministry normally undertake a three-year programme by part time study, resulting in the award of the Diploma in Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission of the University of Durham
Readers are members of a licensed Lay Order of Ministry in the Church of England (they are sometimes called Licensed Lay Ministers). Those undertaking training for this with CCL normally undertake a two-year programme by part time study, resulting in the award of the Certificate in Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission of the University of Durham.
Our courses are also open to students interested in studying theology in a Christian context. They may do so by studying alongside those undertaking ordination and Reader training. Suitably qualified applicants may undertake individual modules or our full Certificate and Diploma awards.
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