In recent years an increasing number of reformed ministers and others shared a common vision to see a conservative, evangelical and reformed Theological Seminary established here in the UK (see Our Mission and Belief). These descriptive terms and principles were vitally important, so that men, called by God into the ministry, would be prepared and equipped to preach and lead our churches in Biblical ways. We believe that a Seminary based on these principles was very much needed.
When the Grove House Project commenced at Emmanuel Church in Salisbury, we began to discern that the Lord was answering prayers and fulfilling hopes for the establishment of such a Seminary. In addition to meeting their car parking requirements and providing more space for Church activities, the property known as ‘Grove House’ – a two-storey Victorian villa (now fully restored) – had obvious potential to accommodate a future Seminary and, together with its convenient geographical location in Salisbury, seemed to confirm that, through the Lord’s good hand, the vision was being turned into a reality.
We thank God that the Salisbury Reformed Seminary was established in January 2018, with Malcolm H. Watts as Principal, Dewi Higham as Registrar and Richard Clarke as Treasurer. The teaching takes place on the ground floor of Grove House (by arrangement with Emmanuel Church).
“We’ll praise Him for all that is past,
And trust Him for all that’s to come.”
18 Wilton Road,
Salisbury SP2 7EE