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Latest News

New Principal

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Alexander (Alex) Jensen as Principal for the Eastern Region Ministry Course.

Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1968, Alex studied Theology at Tübingen, Durham and Oxford. After working in a parish in the North-East of England, he became Lecturer in Divinity at the Church of Ireland Theological College and Trinity College, Dublin. Since 2005, he has been Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Murdoch University, Western Australia, a joint appointment with the Perth Theological Hall of the Uniting Church in Australia. He served as Principal at the Perth Theological Hall from 2006-2012.

Alex’s scholarly interests cover hermeneutics, the doctrine of God and creation. He has published widely in these areas. His most recent book Divine Providence and Human Agency: Trinity, Creation and Freedom was published by Ashgate Publishers last year.

Alex is married to Helen, and they have 2 young children, Johannes (6) and Sophie Charlotte (8).

The Rt Revd Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford and Chair of ERMC Council said “I am very much looking forward to working with Alex, who will bring to ERMC a wealth of experience, including significant theological and academic standing. He is the right person to lead ERMC at this time of opportunity and change in theological training.”

Staff Changes

It is with great sadness that we announce that Ian McIntosh will be leaving us at the end of August 2015. However we are also thrilled to say that he has been apppointed as Head of Formation in the Ministry Division, where he will be able to use his in depth knowledge of Ordained and Reader training to help develop national policies on selection and formation for ministry in the Church of England. Click here for the Church of Engalnd announcement.

We are pleased to announce that Emma Rothwell will be Acting Principal until such time as a new Principal is appointed. Please pray for those who are offering themselves for this post, the interviews in early September 2015 and the community during the interregnum.

Our last Inspection Report

Eastern Region Ministry Course, Norwich Diocesan Ministry Course and St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Ministry Course Inspection Report.

The full Inspection Report is available on the Church of England website at:

Press release in response to this is available here.

June Residential 2012