Cornhill Belfast

Start your journey with
the Cornhill Test Run.

Taster Day
January – March
Summer School
8–12 June

A good way to trying to work out whether Cornhill might suit you is to come in to sample a standard day on the course. It will give you the opportunity to meet and chat to the current students and to see something of how the course operates.

In order to get slightly more of a feel for what is at the heart of the course, our summer school in June gives a good introduction to what the course is about. The week has value in its own right and many of those who come do not go on to do the full course, but, for some, it helps to clarify their thinking.

If you would simply like to talk about the course and its appropriateness for you, please email us and we can arrange to meet up with you.

Whether or not you come to Cornhill for a day, or a week, we encourage you, if you are thinking about the course, to speak to your minister before applying, not least because we ask all applicants to provide a reference from their minister.

As part of your application you will need to provide 2 referees, one of whom should ideally be your minister or pastor. Please download the relevant pdf and email / post the forms to each referee.

The course was intensely practical and pitched at the perfect level

What next?

You will be interviewed by the course director and hear back within a week of the interview with a decision.

If you’re accepted we recommend:

  • Reading the following three or four books as a good warm–up in preparation for starting the course.

    How to read the Bible for all its worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart (3rd Edition)
    Opening up the Bible by David Jackman
    Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon and Andrew Sach
    The Priority of Preaching by Christopher Ash

  • Plan to come to the Summer School since it is the best possible introduction for those about to start the course.

  • Start thinking about your church involvement during the course. If you hope to remain at your home church, then speak to your minister about ways in which you might be able to put into practice some of what you will learn on the course. If you think you might prefer to experience a different ministry context, then speak to us in good time because we may be able to arrange a church placement for you.