About the Study Centre
The St Albans Cathedral Study Centre, previously known as the St Albans Centre for Christian Studies, was founded in 1974, and is an ecumenical educational resource open to all, from any background, age, ability or religious belief. Events occur principally in the Cathedral Library, Crypt and Deanery, though we have also used other churches in St Albans and taken courses elsewhere in the Diocese. We offer a range of opportunities to learn more about the Christian faith from every angle, and our subjects include theology, biblical studies, languages, spirituality, art, literature, film, and music.
At the heart of our courses is the St Albans Certificate in Theology, a course made up of four ten-week 'core' modules, usually taught on Tuesday evenings, and a range of optional modules. The modules may be taken individually and without assessment, or students can work towards an overall award at the end of two or more years of study. The Certificate course covers the Old and New Testaments, Christian doctrine, Church history, and options such as ethics, science and religion, or languages. There is also the option for students to pursue an individual research project. For those who have completed the Certificate, we offer an extension course: Certificate Plus.
Our other events are delivered as courses over a number of weekday evenings or, occasionally, afternoons, as one-off evening talks, and as one-off Saturday study days.
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