Wollaston was founded in 1957 as a residential college for people wanting to train for ordained ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Perth. From 1929 until the establishment of Wollaston Theological College (then John Wollaston Theological College), candidates for ordination in the Diocese of Perth were sent to the eastern states for their theological education. The establishment of Wollaston Theological College occurred as the result of a resolution of the Perth Diocesan Synod in 1950, and the land was purchased from the City of Perth in 1956. The college was built on this land in Mount Claremont and borders Bold Park, providing a beautiful bushland environment for students and staff.
From 1957 until 1970, Wollaston Theological College trained people for lay and ordained ministry. The College was then used as a retreat centre, and for post-ordination training, as during the 1970s, candidates were again sent to the Eastern states for study. In 1983 Wollaston went through another change as those wanting to study theology enrolled through Murdoch University, and Wollaston Theological College continued to be a retreat centre as well as a centre for formation and post-ordination training.
In 2020 Wollaston Theological College began partnering with Trinity College Theological School to teach degrees through the University of Divinity, and in 2022 Wollaston Theological College was accepted to be a college of the University of Divinity.
Wollaston Theological College is a place for all people to engage in theological education and ministry training.
The Anglican split: why has sexuality become so important to conservative Christians?
The conflict that has led to the Diocese of the Southern Cross breaking away from the Australian Anglican church isn’t based on ancient teachings, as the new group claim. The ancient meaning of “orthodoxy” had nothing to do with sexuality, but concerned matters related to the nature of God and Christian salvation.
Wollaston Theological College joins the University of Divinity
The University of Divinity is delighted to welcome Wollaston Theological College as its newest College and first College in Western Australia. Located in Mount Claremont, Western Australia, Wollaston is the Theological College of the Anglican Diocese of Perth, responsible for theological education, formation and training of lay and ordained people.
Commissioning of new Warden and Deputy Warden of Wollaston Theological College
On Sunday 21 August 2022, Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy officially commissioned Wollaston Theological College’s new Warden, The Reverend Dr Raewynne Whiteley, and Deputy Warden, The Reverend Dr Christy Capper.
New partnership between Anglican theological schools
A new partnership between Trinity College Theological School, the University of Divinity and Perth’s Wollaston Theological College will see WTC Formation students undertake their studies through the UD at TCTS, beginning in 2021.
- Dining Room with tea/coffee facilities.
- Gardens (and close proximity to walks in Bold Park)