St Mellitus comes back to RomeSt Mellitus

The Anglican Centre was delighted to host the students of St Mellitus theological college London recently, as they spent  a week in Rome on a field trip and study course. The course was co-designed by the College and the Centre as part of a new approach to courses offered for Anglicans in Rome. We are pleased to invite groups who wish to arrange for the best kind of experience that suits them, rather than only offering set courses. Do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss possibilities if you have a college or group who might come here. Judging by the St Mellitus student responses recently , this is a great and unique opportunity for peopleto grow and to learn. St Mellitus College plan to come back with a new group next year. It is so fitting that a college named after one of the missionary monks who came from Rome to Canterbury with St Augustine in 597, should have come “back”  to Rome for the first time.

A key to the success of the visit was the wonderful hospitality offered to the students  by Father Peter Hughes and the community of the San Gregorio Monastery a Cellio in Rome. This was the monastery from which Augustine and Mellitus went to Canterbury as missionary monks, and it was so right and fitting that San Gregorio was the venue for accommodation and much other support. Fr Peter was key to the planning of the visit and this link between the Anglican Centre and San Gregorio is deeply valued. The Centre also appreciated the work of Jan Hague, Course Administrator, in making so many of the local arrangements with the College.
David Moxon, 31/07/2014