Regents students commissioned
At the beginning of June, Regents Theological College held it’s annual Commissioning Service, as 52 students completed their studies.
At this high point of the academic year, about 300 students and guests joined together at Regents Theological College in West Malvern on Saturday 6 June for the college’s annual Commissioning Service.
This year saw 52 leaving students – probably one of the largest number the college has ever commissioned. Nearly all had completed three years of full-time study and it was a truly proud moment for friends and family who had supported the students throughout this time.
The ceremony was led by the college’s new principal, Dave Newton, who is also Director of Training in Elim. He thanked all staff who had been part of the journey for these students. Particular mention was made of Dave Wellington who had served for a year as leader of the Church Leadership Track, and of Pete Read who had served as acting Principal for the past year. During the event, Philip Hidderley was presented with a gold watch as he celebrated 40 years of service and was presented with a book of photos spanning those 40 years.
The leaving students will be following a wide variety of paths. A number will be serving in Elim churches, but there are also some continuing with further study, auditioning for acting opportunities, or continuing in their chosen careers, better equipped to live out their faith. Watch some of the students sharing their dreams on the Regents Theological College website.
Commissioning Service Photo Gallery
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