All Nations Christian College
The mission of All Nations Christian College is:
‘to train and equip men and women for effective participation in God’s mission to His multicultural world’
Christ Church has long-standing connections with the college. Christ Church hosts All Nations students on ‘placements’ each year, and over the years many Christ Church mission partners have trained with All Nations.
All Nations moved to Easneye in 1964 which was built in 1868 by the Buxton family, who were among the leaders of the campaign to abolish the slave trade – coincidentally, the Buxtons are ancestors of the vicar of Christ Church, the Rev. John Hookway. Easneye was dedicated to God in 1869 at a special service led by the Rev. D. B. Hankin, the second vicar of Christ Church after it was established in Ware.
All Nations offers a wide variety of cross-cultural mission training for students from countries around the world:
All Nations has one of the best mission libraries in Europe, with over 50,000 volumes and a wide selection of multi-media resources. It is one of the UK’s largest collections of Biblical, theological and missiological material, with particular emphasis on intercultural and mission studies. In addition, the details of more than 48,000 journal articles are indexed on the library’s catalogue.
All Nations also provides facilities for conferences, away days, meetings, weekends away, retreats and celebrations. The college has a variety of meeting rooms, accommodation for 100 people and on-site catering.