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Cranmer Theological House exists for one purpose: to continue in the Reformed Episcopal tradition of success, now over a century and a quarter old, in training orthodox clergy, deaconesses, and lay people for service in the Church of Jesus Christ. As one of three seminaries and schools of ministry under the auspices of the Reformed Episcopal Church (organized in 1873), CTH draws on a wealth of experience in the spiritual formation and theological education of both ordained ministers and lay leaders.
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Locally, we have formed a relationship with Dallas Theological Seminary. In recent years many of us who graduated from that seminary have pursued orders in the Anglican Church. Many of us came to sit at the feet of Bishop Ray R. Sutton in Dallas. . At this point more and more of those who currently study at Dallas Theological Seminary are coming into Anglicanism. Dallas Theological Seminary allows its students to earn credit in a variety of ways to supplement the fine on-campus experience. This web-page shows special programs that students can take advantage of during the years of seminary formation. CTH is mentioned at the bottom.Therefore we have forged a relationship with them in which their students can receive credit for our courses as electives on their DTS transcripts. This relationship is possible in part because Cranmer House is not accredited with a secular agency. If students complete enough courses with us they will earn a certificate in Anglican studies that is separate from their DTS credentials. Completion of the certificate is also not a guarantee for ordination.We believe Cranmer House courses are more than adequate preparation to make it through the canonical exams. For these reasons we are beginning with courses that do not duplicate the program at Dallas Seminary. Our long range goal is to offer the full curriculum.
We are both a seminary and a house of formation. One way we try to mark ourselves apart from other programs is chapel/worship. Other programs begin classes with a prayer...we begin each session with the daily office, evensong, litany, or even a Eucharist in our Mary Chapel. We are attempting to train clergy and we cannot do that without the liturgical and spiritual patrimony we hold dear. Student attendance in chapel is required. All our services are from the 1928 BCP. Another thing we have done so far is to have our young men sit at the feet of seasoned clergy. We are fortunate to have men who are both seasoned pastors as well as academically credentialed.
We hope to offer more courses than are listed on our current schedule, but those will depend on interest. This means we must have at least 5 credit students for the class to make. Therefore, we also open the classes to laity who may audit.
Tuition: students pay $450.00 for full credit and $150.00 for audit--per course. We try to make it accessible...we aren't trying to make money--just priests.
The end goal is to offer a whole curriculum for those pursuing Holy Orders. This will most likely be the M.Div. degree. In the meantime we are doing our very best to train our own seminarians and attract those at DTS who are interested.
We hold classes at Church of the Holy Communion, in the library, on Friday evenings and all day Saturday. This modular format allows students to remain attached to parish ministry and work, while studying at Cranmer. This venue is one weekend a month for three months.
This link opens to show our current cycle of classes, subject to change due to demand.
For more information contact Father Chris Woodall, frchris [at] holycommuniondallas.org.
The Lord be with you!