The College is an Anglican institution situated in the historic town of Grahamstown/Makhanda in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. We are a college that serves the Anglican Church of Southern Africa which is made up of the following countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola and the Island of St Helena.
As such; its life and rhythm are informed by an Anglican ethos. The Anglican ethos extends beyond chapel and embraces all College life in an attempt to uphold the richness and diversity of the wider church community. The ethos of the College supports the formation of ministers who are open to new ideas and comfortable living with differences of opinion and practice.
Over 14 languages are spoken in our community, we use English as a medium of instruction and of conducting business. Once a week the Eucharist is celebrated using one of the languages represented at the college. The college life and rhythm follow that of Benedictine Spirituality – Prayer, Study and Work. And we ﬁnd it important to also include Play – Recreation, we do this to encourage a healthy lifestyle and build good relations. This is an afﬁrmation that in God we live, we move and have our being.
In terms of worship this involves daily prayer (morning or evening) and a Eucharistic service. Our weekday program begins with meditation, followed by Morning Prayer/Eucharist service, and it also ends in the chapel with Eucharist/Evening Prayer. From the second term onwards, seminarians are placed in respective parishes around the Archdeaconry of Grahamstown.