Edinburgh Theological College

The Edinburgh Theological College was founded in 1810 to train Anglican clergy to serve in the Scottish Episcopal Church.[1] In 1891 the college moved to Coates Hall[2] in Rosebery Avenue[3] where it gradually expanded to include residential accommodation and a library.[4] The college’s academic hood was black lined with thistle green.[5] The college closed in 1994 and the site is now used by St Mary's Music School.[6]

Edinburgh Theological College
St marys music school.jpg
The college buildings,
now St Mary's Music School
AffiliationScottish Episcopal Church
Colours    Black & thistle green

The Edinburgh Theological College was succeeded by the Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church (TISEC) in 1995, which was itself succeeded by the Scottish Episcopal Institute (SEI) in 2015.

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  1. ^ Bertie, David M. (2000) Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8 Section on the college, p. 659 (Googlebook)
  2. ^ Luscombe, E. (1994) A Seminary of Learning: Edinburgh Theological College 1810-1994. Edinburgh: Scottish Episcopal Church ISBN 0-905573-35-8
  3. ^ "Coates Hall (Scottish Episcopal Church Theological College), Rosebery Crescent, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Edinburgh". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  4. ^ White, G. (1998) The Scottish Episcopal Church, a new history. Edinburgh: General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church ISBN 0-905573-60-9
  5. ^ Academic colours
  6. ^ History of school Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 55°56′49″N 3°13′13″W / 55.9469°N 3.2204°W / 55.9469; -3.2204