Cliff College is able to offer a bespoke sabbatical experience, with opportunities to study and reflect within a stimulating academic community in the wonderful setting of the Peak District. We are able to offer a range of flexible options for study, research and reflection or create a programme specific to your sabbatical requirements.

This can be built around our increasing number of Short Courses, covering a variety of vocational ministry and applied themes, or our  Mission and Ministry courses focussed on Children, Youth and Family ministry. Our MA in Mission programme has unit options in the areas of mission, evangelism, leadership, renewal, mentoring, Wesley studies, Celtic mission, youth and children’s ministry, disability, globalisation, religious pluralism and emerging church. In addition to these opportunities the college annually runs an exciting and expanding Summer School programme, should your sabbatical be over the summer months.

All of these are delivered in week long residential teaching weeks throughout the year, ideal for those wanting to access a concentrated piece of study as part of their sabbatical. You can take these weeks without the need for university registration or submission of an assignment – although you may be persuaded to write up your own journal reflections as part of the experience!

The costs can include all meals and accommodation in single en-suite study bedrooms, although the college would be happy to negotiate should your stay be longer, taking in several units. You would have access to the Cliff College library and can participate in as much or as little of the life of Cliff College as you wished during your stay.

You may alternatively wish to spend your sabbatical time in personal reading, retreat and prayer, rather than  academic study, joining the community for worship and shared meals, and using your time for personal reflection and walks in the area.

Do contact the college to explore the options, and discuss the sabbatical possibilities for you. Please contact us by phone (01246 584200), or email

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