The buildings at SMMS are a purpose-built and integrated whole. The library, chapel, lecture rooms and cafeteria all front onto the main courtyard. Offices and meeting rooms are housed above and behind the gatehouse in a smaller two-tiered court.
There are lot of places for students to sit and chat, both inside and outside the buildings and the campus has a friendly and welcoming feel. Key features include the main gateway and the standing cross.
The buildings are the tip of the ice-berg of what has been achieved here in the last five years, including registration to award degrees, the establishment of a BTh and Diploma programme and relationships with churches and NGOs in the area for the delivery of the field education programme.
All MCSA probationers now study here full time for 3 years before going into circuit, alongside an expanding number of private students.
The seminary is an inspiration to those of us overseeing new buildings, new programmes and new partnerships in Cambridge.