Gloucester Theological College

Gloucester Theological College (1868–1897) was an Anglican theological college for the Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol in Gloucestershire, England.


The college was established in 1868[1] (formally opened in 1869) by Charles Ellicott, Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol.[2] It closed in 1897,[3] the year that the Diocese of Gloucester was separated from the Diocese of Bristol.

The college was an affiliated college of Durham University.[4] The college had an academic hood of a full shape black stuff with the cape edged with puce-coloured satin.[5]

Notable staffEdit

Notable alumniEdit

  • Alfred Alston, hymnwriter.[7]


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  2. ^ "Victoria County History: Gloucester, 1835-1985". Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Anglican Theological Colleges". Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Durham University: Colleges". Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  5. ^ Wood, T.W., The Degrees, Gowns, and Hoods of the British, Colonial, Indian, and American Universities and Colleges, (1890: Thomas Pratt & Sons), p 15.
  6. ^ "Venn: Henry Donald Moritz Spence". Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  7. ^ "The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology". Retrieved 27 April 2021.