Overview & Objectives

In keeping with “upholding our Anglican identity” (part of Our Mission) the School of Anglicanism seeks to enrich Diocesan leaders’ and members’ understanding of the history, theology, liturgy, and church order of the Anglican Church, help them develop a reflective understanding of these, and inspire an appreciation for the strengths, resources and beauty of the Anglican church. 

Anglicanism is not reducible down to any one founder or set of claims. That means that defining Anglicanism is a complex task. This complexity also means that humility is called for in those attempting to understand it, and those who know only a little about Anglicanism are in greater danger of misunderstanding and misrepresenting it than those who know nothing about it.

SOA seeks to impart to leaders in the Diocese the tools to navigate the complexities of our Anglican heritage, and increase their confidence in the understated robustness of our spirituality.

Courses

In 2022 the School of Anglicanism will offer the following courses (see Our Philosophy for an explanation of the Levels of instruction):

LevelCourseDatesTraineesInstructors
300Lay Readers Course Apr – May 2022Senior Lay members with leading roles in parish worship services Clergy Team
400Anglicanism 1 Jan – Apr 2022 TTC Students and Parish Pastoral Staff who have not been trained in Anglicanism Clergy Team
400Anglicanism 2 Jul – Oct 2022 TTC Students Clergy Team
300Lay Readers Course1 Oct – 5 Nov 2022Senior Lay members with leading roles in parish worship services Clergy Team

Level 100: REDISCOVERING THE ANGLICAN CHURCH (RTAC)

In 2022, the Anglican Lay Training started Rediscovering the Anglican Church course with teachings on the Morning Office. For 2023, we are offering six sessions on:

OUR HISTORY will explore the events leading to the English Reformation in 16th century England, their enduring impact, and the on-going renewal movements which led to the growth of the worldwide Anglican communion today. We will also review the spread of Anglican Mission to Southeast Asia; in particular Singapore. We will be drawing out many rich and inspiring lessons that can help us to navigate through changing times as members of our Anglicans parishes.

Dates: 23 Feb till 30 March 2023 (over 6 Thursdays)

Cost: $10.

To register: https://www.mpcc.org.sg/event-details/rtac-our-history

Any questions: Drop an email to lucillateoh.dts@gmail.com

This course is run by a team comprising members from several parishes led by

Revd. Canon Terry Wong, in cooperation with St Peter’s Hall.

General Resources