School of Theology FAQs

Anyone who wants to learn about God, study the Bible, and deepen their faith. This includes those who have recently come to faith as well as those who have been Christians for many years. Our lecturers do not assume previous theological study.

Yes. The course is run by SPTC, which
 is part of Holy Trinity Brompton’s (HTB) family of ministries, but people from other churches are also very welcome to attend.

Much of the teaching will be given by SPTC and St Mellitus College's own staff team. However, we also bring in other speakers to address a wide range of topics.

Doors open at 6:15pm
6:30pm Dinner
7:10pm Worship
7:30pm Talk (including group discussions and Q&A)
9pm Hot Chocolate & Cake

 The teaching content is usually around an hour, with 30 minutes for Q&A and / or discussions, but this can vary slightly from week to week. 

 At SPTC we believe theology should be studied in the context of worship and is best done in community. As such our time for dinner and worship together, as well as hot chocolate afterwards are great times to connect with God and each other and to explore and discuss what you have been learning. We have found these times to have been very valuable to School of Theology students, and hope you will be able to be part of them. 

It varies from speaker to speaker, but most will provide you with a printed handout, a Powerpoint available afterwards on student resources or a recommended reading list. However, we recommend you bring a notebook and pen each week to take notes, as some weeks there might not be a handout, or we might not be able to make their Powerpoint available.

Each week we audio record the session and upload it the following week so that you can catch up on our student resources page with your track log in details, which remain available for a month after the course has finished. However we would recommend you coming along as much as possible so you can get the most from the talk and the conversations that follow. Unfortunately, due to technical errors that might occur, we cannot completely guarantee that the audio recording for all the weeks will be available.

When you register you will be asked to register for one of the two tracks available that term, and as such that is the track you will remain on. However if after the first week you believe you have registered for the wrong track, please contact us to amend your registration. Unfortunately we cannot do this after the second week of the course has taken place.

At the top of this page there is a resources page which you can log into Student Resources via. Your log in details (username and password) for your track will be emailed to you at the start of the Term, these are not the same as your registration log in details. The password for this will expire one month after the term has finished, but until then the audio recording and any handouts that were made will be available for you to download.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any parking. We strongly advise using public transport. Gloucester Road and Earl’s Court Underground stations are both a five minute walk away.

When registration opens for a term, a red Registration button will appear on the School of Theology page. You will then have to create an email account, and fill in an online application form and pay your registration fee. Registration is only complete once the online payment has been made, and you will receive an email confirmation afterwards. Two weeks before the term begins, you will receive a second email with further details about the term.

Each 8 week Track costs £120, however we do offer two term discounts, discounts for full -time students and bursaries. For more information about these email

We have student discounts and partial bursaries available, these should be applied for directly by emailing

Please contact the School of Theology Course Coordinator Jess Norman at