Academic Dates (2020/21)


St Mellitus College Launch Day: 5 September 2020, via zoom

Local Induction Day (all centres): 3 September 2020


Michaelmas London (Monday) & North West London (Tuesday), Chelmsford, South West & East Midlands
First day of term 7 September 2020 8 September 2020
Reading Week (mid-term break) (all students) 26 – 30 October 2020
Residential Week (Reading Week for non-ordinands)

Sunday 1 November - Friday 6 November 2020 for Ordinands doing the Leadership Formation Course at The Hayes

Monday 2 November – Friday 6 November 2020 online teaching for Ordinands not doing the Leadership Formation Course
Last day of term 23 November 2020 24 November 2020
Teaching Week 1 (Ordinands and Undergraduates)  30 November – 4 December 2020
9am – 5pm

The December teaching week will be taught online with both Ordinands and Undergraduates attending. Part-time undergraduate students who are not ordinands attend one teaching week per academic year as per their pathway.


Epiphany London (Monday) & North West London (Tuesday), South West & East Midlands Chelmsford
First day of term 11 January 2021 12 January 2021 14 January 2021
Reading Week (mid-term break) 15 – 19 February 2021
Last day of term 22 March 2021 23 March 2021 25 March 2021


Holy Week: 29 March – 4 April 2021


Trinity London (Monday) & North West London (Tuesday), South West & East Midlands Chelmsford
Teaching Week 2 (Reading Week for ordinands)  12 – 16 April 2021
9am – 5pm

Students from all centres attend London centre. Full-time students attend both Teaching Weeks; part-time students attend one teaching week per academic year as per their pathway.
First day of term 19 April 2021 20 April 2021 22 April 2021
HTB Leadership Conference 3 – 4 May 2021 (Also no teaching in Chelmsford)
Reading Week (mid-term break) 31 May – 4 June 2021
Last day of term 5 July 2021 6 July 2021 8 July 2021


Note: There will be no teaching the week commencing 3 May 2021. Owing to the Leadership Conference taking place.


Supplementary Teaching Days for first year MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission 

30 November 2020 - Online

12 April 2021 - London Centre


Ordinand Residentials & Retreat

18 - 20 September 2020 - Cancelled The September Residential has been confirmed as no longer taking place due to Government Guidelines delaying reopening conference centres until 1st October. Teaching for this weekend will be delivered at the December teaching week.  

1 – 6 November 2020 (Residential Week) For those doing the Leadership module. If you are unsure if you’re taking this module, please refer to your pathway document and be in touch with your formation group tutor. The Hayes

2 November– 6 November 2020 (Residential Week) For those not doing 5LTMM Online

27  29  November 2020 The Hayes and High Leigh*

29  31 January 2021 The Hayes and High Leigh 

5 – 7 March 2021 The Hayes and High Leigh

19 – 21 March 2021 – Retreat Weekends (various)

11 – 13 June 2021 The Hayes


2nd & 3rd Year Youth Ministry YMLC Teaching Weekend

2 – 4 November 2020 – The Hayes


Youth Ministry, Postgraduate & Undergraduate Weekend Away

26 – 28 March 2021 – Malshanger, near Basingstoke 


* As stated in the Coronavirus FAQ’s, all academic and taught content for the residentials in the autumn term will be delivered online, with the exception of the Leadership Formation Course due to take place at the November Residential week. Online delivery of the residential week content will take place during the scheduled week, but with the timetable reworked so that teaching is Monday – Friday (except for students undertaking the leadership formation course as noted above). For the online delivery of the residential weekend content for the autumn term, ordinands will join the online December Teaching Week for independent students (Monday – Friday). By moving academic content away from residential weekends in the autumn term, the focus of weekends where we are able to meet together in person, dependent on government guidelines and the availability of our residential venues, will be on relationship building, corporate worship, formation, and ministry. This allows suitable flexibility should restrictions be reintroduced.


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