St Mellitus College is pleased to announce that Revd Dr Marcus Throup has been appointed Centre Director for St Mellitus College, London (Tuesday).
Marcus will work closely with the Dean to ensure the flourishing of the London (Tuesday) Centre and community within the national life of St Mellitus College. The Director is responsible for the delivery of part-time ordination training and undergraduate studies at the London Centre, liaising with the national staff team, and holding a particular duty of care for the staff and students of the Centre. The Director also works with the Dean and local diocesan partners, in collaboration with the Director of London (Monday), in the strategic development of the Centre and how it best serves the ministry and mission in the local region and national Church.
Revd Russell Winfield (Dean of St Mellitus College) says: “I am delighted to welcome Marcus to St Mellitus College, he has a wealth of experience as a parish priest, theological educator, vocations advisor and numerous leadership roles that I am certain will bless the College and the students we serve. He is a gifted theologian with a wonderful ability to combine academic rigour with pastoral care, with a passion for nurturing individuals’ callings and vocations. I am excited for what he will bring to this role and to the national college through his appointment.”
Revd Dr Marcus Throup is currently Vice-Principal of the Winchester School of Mission and Dean of Licensed Ministry Training (Diocese of Winchester). Prior to this he has served as Vocations Adviser and DDO in the Diocese of Winchester. Marcus studied Theology at the universities of Oxford and Nottingham and has a background in mission and theological education. He spent 15 years in Brazil with CMS, training people for ministry and serving for a decade as a priest, first in a slum district and later in a Cathedral context. Marcus has taught at St John's College, Nottingham and at South Central Theological Education Institute, and his PhD is on high Christology in the Gospel of Mark. His most recent book 'All things Anglican' (Canterbury Press, 2018) has been popular with ordinands and those exploring ministry in the Church of England.
Revd Dr Marcus Throup says: “I am thrilled to be joining SMC at this time and am excited at the opportunity to minister in such a vibrant and diverse community. It's a real privilege to support the amazing people who are stepping up to serve the Lord of the Church and the Church of the Lord in a range of diverse ministries and contexts. My passion is teaching and pastoring those in ministerial formation and this is something I have been involved in for several years now, both overseas and in the UK. I am looking forward to getting to know staff and students alike and will strive to promote the flourishing of the college as I use my gifts in Christ's service.”
Marcus will begin his role in mid-October.