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Diploma of Anglican Studies

Thinking About Study in 2017?

Diploma in Anglican Studies (NZQA)

The Anglican Diocese of Wellington partners with St John's Theological College, Auckland, in the local delivery of Anglican Studies Diplomas. 

There are two NZQA approved Diplomas; one at Level 5 and one at Level 6.   St John's papers are delivered with the Diocese of Wellington so that students may gain a Diploma in two or three years. Each Diploma is equivalent to one year's fulltime study. The delivery of the Level 5 Diploma began in the Diocese in early 2013. Participants enrol in the College and the College administers the qualification delivered in the Diocese.

This will become the preferred requirement for Ordination as a self-supporting Deacon or Priest in the Diocese. It will also form the basis for licensing those with Diocesan Accredited Parish Chaplain or Lay Licenses as Pastoral Carers and Preachers. It comes with a local 'Wellington flavour' of building community, learning together and spiritual formation and has the integrity of the academic programme offered at St John's College, Auckland. 

Diploma ofAnglican Studies (NZQA) – 2017

Take a look at what the Diploma in Anglican Studies has to offer both lay and ordained people across the Wellington Diocese in 2017


What students have said about the programme: 

"This way of learning has helped create family; we meet with people of like minds to explore the things that interest us."

"The links between parishes across the Diocese is phenomenal."

"It's taught me a lot about being Church and who we are as Anglicans."

"I like thinking about whatever we're learning; it helps me keep a sharp edge to my own ministry."


Have you ever wondered about learning in a Christian community of support?  This is your opportunity.  Whether you are interested in gaining a level 5 NZQA qualification, or just being part of a learning community, we'd love to hear from you.  Bring a friend and join in the fun together.

In partnership with St John's College, this programme allows the people of our diocese to access learning that is interesting and relevant to your ministry.  We support a learning environment focused on developing community and spiritual formation – with residential weekends at a marae and a contemporary monastery.  Additionally, each semester, three evening tutorials are offered – based at both ends of the diocese (the Anglican Centre in Wellington and St Matthew's in Palmerston North) to make access easy.

You can join the programme to complete the diploma, simply enrol semester by semester, or even for stand-alone papers that interest you or pertain to your ministry area. Priced at only $300 per paper, our programme is designed to work around busy schedules to make the papers as accessible as possible.

Enrolments for each semester must be received by St John's by the following dates:

  • Semester 2 - 21st July 2017

Enrolment forms are below:

Application for Admission 2017

This form needs to be completed and returned with:

  • A certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • A reference letter from your Vicar
  • A valid email address (for Moodle) and your cellphone number

Enrolment Form - St John's College

  • This form needs to state whether you will study for credits or will audit to the next subject.

For more information regarding the Diploma of Anglican Studies, read the Anglican Studies 2017 handbook here.

Questions?  Email Joe McGarry or phone him on 022 412 7601.


Semester 1

Papers on offer

BST 510 The Bible Story: Old Testament (15cr)
FHC 515 Being Anglican in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia (5cr)

Residential Weekends

One: Fri 17th – Sun 19th February, Pahiatua Marae, Pahiatua
Two: Fri 28th – Sun 30th April, St Michael's Marae, Palmerston North

Tutorial 1

Wellington, Tue 21st March
Palmerston North, Wed 22nd March

Tutorial 2

Wellington, Tue 9th May
Palmerston North, Wed 10th May

Tutorial 3

Wellington, Tue 30th May
Palmerston North, Wed 31st May



Semester 2

Papers on offer

FHC510 The Church's story across history and in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia (15cr)
THE513 Introduction to Liturgy and Worship as Education and Formation (10cr)

Residential Weekends

One: Fri 28th – Sun 30th July, St Michael's Marae, Palmerston North
Two: Friday 22nd – Sun 24th September, Ngatiawa River Monastery, Waikanae

Tutorial 1

Wellington, Tue 22nd August
Palmerston North, Wed 23rd August

Tutorial 2

Wellington, Tue 3rd October
Palmerston North, Wed 4th October

Tutorial 3

Wellington, Tue 24th October
Palmerston North, Wed 25th October

No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!