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Policies and Company Information


Vision Statement and Strategic Plan

You can download our strategic plan here.

Our Vision

We have a vision of a Church that is culturally, theologically and spiritually diverse, and united both in its confidence in the Gospel and in its commitment to serving its local and global context.

Our Mission

Our mission is to resource the worldwide Church by offering flexible formation and learning for lay and ordained Christian discipleship, ministry and mission.

Our Aims

We are a welcoming and supportive learning and worshipping community

  • which, rejoicing in the diversity of the Church, forms and equips lay and ordained Christians for discipleship, ministry and mission;
  • in which inherited and new forms of Church life are celebrated;
  • which sends out students who, passionate for the Gospel, follow the call of the Spirit and engage in God’s mission to all creation, longing for justice and mercy, and equipped for transformational ministry;
  • which works in close partnership with Dioceses, other denominations, the Cambridge Theological Federation and others.

Our Strategy

As a Theological Education Institution, we aim for excellence by

  • enabling people preparing for Christian ministry to discover their gifts and grow into the ministers God created them to be; to be inspired and challenged by their learning; to develop and apply their practical skills; and to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ;
  • maintaining the highest standards of teaching and learning, integrating academic learning, ministerial skills and spiritual growth;
  • offering innovative, flexible, accessible and responsive pathways that meet the changing needs of our students, partner dioceses and the wider Church;
  • offering resourcing for ministerial development;
  • maintaining effective leadership, management and operational structures which support financial sustainability.

Company and Governance Information

ERMC is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company Number 4258802) and a Registered Charity (Charity registration number 1090989).

The governing body of ERMC is its the ERMC Council. All our sponsoring dioceses are represented, as well as ecumenical partners, the Church of England’s General Synod, the Cambridge Theological Federation. Student and Staff are also represented. The Chair of Council is the Archdeacon of Huntington, the Ven. Richard Harlow. A list of directors can be found here.