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‘A seminary is more than a building, it is a community of formation.’ That is the starting point for the Catholic Church’s understanding of seminaries. St Mary’s College has existed as a formation community for 228 years. It has been in its present location for the last 184 of those years.

Formation takes place here in many different ways: but for the sake of convenience we divide those ways into four main strands. They are pastoral, spiritual, human and intellectual. You can read about each of those areas by clicking on the buttons below if you would like to know more.

Even though we are much more than a building we are very proud of the buildings the seminary inhabits. You will see many photographs of them on the website and you will also find various ways that you could visit us. You would be very welcome.

We are also proud of our seminarians and our permanent deacons in formation. You can read about their experiences on the website, as well as their hopes for the future ministries they will have in the Church in the different dioceses and religious congregations who choose to use us to help form their future deacons and priests.

 

Canon Michael Dolman, Rector

HUMAN
The focus of human formation
is a lifelong commitment
to personal growth
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SPIRITUAL
Spiritual formation is at the core of formation
for the priesthood and is central to the
future priest’s identity and mission
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INTELLECTUAL
This serves a two-fold primary function
of the College: to discern priestly vocations
and to form candidates for priestly ministry
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PASTORAL
It enables students to experience a wide range
of pastoral situations and encourages reflection
on that experience in the light of their developing
theological understanding and personal growth.
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Theology Symposium - Authority and the Church

Exploring the role of the Papacy and ecclesial authority in the context of synodality and a postmodern culture

Sat. April 27th 2024, 08:30-18:00

 

This one-day Symposium is an opportunity to explore the role of authority in the Church, especially in light of developments in synodality and a post-modern culture. A particular focus will be the relationship between Revelation and the Papacy.

Visit our Eventbrite page for further details and to buy tickets.

Mass and Consecration of the New Altar

5pm, Friday 2nd February 2024

Public Tours - Book Online

Dates available through to May 2024

St Mary’s College is open to the public on selected Wednesday afternoons during the academic year. For £10 you can learn about the history of the College while guided through its public spaces, finishing with tea and freshly baked homemade cakes. Book now on Eventbrite.

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