About Us


Providing theological education for:

  • the ministry of word and sacraments
  • church-related community work
  • personal development and understanding of faith
  • church leadership and mission.

Northern College provides resources for learning for people throughout the United Reformed Church (and, when appropriate, for the Congregational Federation) and the Moravian Church through a variety of courses.

The college works with existing ministers seeking to develop their knowledge and skills, with those preparing for service as ministers of word and sacraments and church-related community work ministry, as well as lay people seeking to develop their own understanding of faith and mission.

Northern College works as part of an ecumenical partnership based at Luther King House, Manchester and, along with the other colleges, has close links with the University of Manchester. It also shares with synods, and with the other Resource Centres for Learning in the United Reformed Church, a vision for learning for the whole people of God.

The college has accepted the challenge of living in an increasingly ecumenical age and in a rich inter-cultural society, and with our partners we believe that new patterns of collaboration will make us better equipped to serve the churches, and to meet a wide range of opportunities in theological education.