history

About St Barnabas College

If you desire to study the Christian faith deeply in an open and worshipping community, committed to educational excellence, and situated in a university context, then St Barnabas College is for you.

St Barnabas College was first founded in 1880 and is the training centre for the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. It is Adelaide’s newest option for tertiary theological study, offering the awards of Charles Sturt University, one of Australia’s largest Schools of Theology.

CSU’s School of Theology is a key provider of theological education and research. It has some 600 students, including over 80 Anglican ordinands from some twelve dioceses, and over 30 doctoral students.

These combinations of the old and the new, the critical and the prayerful, the scholarly and the pastoral, make St Barnabas a stimulating place to study. St Barnabas College offers a range of study options from Charles Sturt University through its affiliation with St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra.

St Barnabas College is ecumenical, but Anglican in ethos. This combination is well represented with our academic faculty including scholars from the Anglican, Catholic, Uniting, Baptist, and Churches of Christ communities.