Tell us a bit about yourself
I am Kitty Lyons, 24 years old and in my third year of the Theology and Youth Ministry Course. I work at a local Evangelical church in North-East London and have done so for the past two and a half years.
What drew you to study at St Mellitus College?
I was drawn to St Mellitus College because of its openness to unite church leaders across the denominations to learn together.
I really appreciate the empowerment given to learners about their faith through being constantly challenged in conversations that lead to great debates!
What has been a highlight of your studies?
A highlight of my studies has been getting into the messy conversations with my formation group. We are a class of nine and the college has done a great job to prompt us into healthy relationships with each other.
At this point we feel like a family and have great respect for each other's theologies whilst having the confidence to challenge those thoughts, knowing that our relationships will not be hampered beyond those times.
How have you been supported during your time at St Mellitus College?
The retreats have been a great support to my time at St Mellitus College. They are a space for honest reflection on our lives academically and spiritually and have shown to be fruitful in teaching myself how to sabbath rest.
I’ve also been really supported by my formation group tutor when holding faith in the theological environment has proven difficult.
How would you describe your time at St Mellitus College?
I would describe my time at St Mellitus College as greatly empowering! The college has given me the tools to be confident in using my voice, and in critically analysing books, sermons and ways of ministry.
I have taken my faith as my own through formation at St Mellitus College and feel prepared to graduate with the knowledge that it is okay not to know!
Kitty studied the Theology and Youth Ministry programme at St Mellitus College, London.