Welcome to the College of Transfiguration, NPC - a provincial centre for the training of Anglican clergy.
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Welcome to the College of Transfiguration, NPC, the only provincial residential college of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.  We have a long history and many strands of priestly formation and theological education in a tradition of excellence in prayer and worship, learning and discovery, and a shared life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Theological Seminary
Our college is situated in the historic town of Grahamstown/Makhanda in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. We are a college that serves the Anglican Church of Southern Africa which is made up of the following countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola and the Island of St Helena.  
 
Over 14 languages are spoken in our community, we use English as a medium of instruction and of conducting business. Once a week the Eucharist is celebrated using one of the languages represented at the college. The college life and rhythm follow that of Benedictine Spirituality – Prayer, Study and Work. And we find it important to also include Play – Recreation, we do this to encourage a healthy lifestyle and building good relations. This is an affirmation that in God we live, we move and have our being. 
 
Our weekday program begins with meditation, followed by Morning Prayer/Eucharist service, and it also ends in the chapel with Eucharist/Evening Prayer. From the second term onwards, seminarians are placed in respective parishes around the Archdeaconry of Grahamstown.

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Vision and Mission
The College undertakes the work of God in faithfulness to Christ's redeeming love and in the mission of God for salvation and grace, by: 
  • empowering staff and students to become co-creators and facilitators of communities of faith and for the healing of the world, contributors to social change and social cohesion, and enablers of a truly transforming humanity;   
  • preparing men and women for the church's ministry, seeking to discern God's will, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to transform lives and the structures of society according to God's holy will;  
  • advancing a method of theological reflection that is interdisciplinary, contextual and critical, anchored in the Anglican tradition and ethos, catholic in spirituality, evangelical in teaching and praxis, and ecumenical in outlook, for the renewal of the church;  
  • proudly taking its position at the heart of the life and mission of the church, more specifically, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA), so as to proclaim the gospel of Christ to the world  
  • growing a discipleship of quality priestly ministry, from an African worldview and context, that is critical and creative, informed and transforming, and thus contributes to a moral leadership for church and society.
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Overview
The College is an Anglican institution, as such; its life and rhythm are informed by an Anglican ethos. In terms of worship this involves daily prayer (morning or evening) and a Eucharistic service. The Anglican ethos extends beyond chapel and embraces all College life in an attempt to uphold the richness and diversity of the wider church community. The ethos of the College supports the formation of ministers who are open to new ideas and comfortable living with differences of opinion and practice.  
 
The Governance of the College is overseen by a Council which takes care of ecclesiastical responsibilities, setting policies and financial responsibilities. It is assisted by the Academic Board which considers all the academic regulations, academic policies, rules and regulations of the College.

Meet the Council, our Governing Body