Seminary History

Edinburgh Theological Seminary has a long history.

One of the first things the Free Church of Scotland did after it came into existence in 1843 was to set up a theological college because it saw the value of reformed theological education.

We have been here on The Mound ever since.

In fact, we are now one of the oldest theological colleges in Scotland.

Though we are an old institution, we are very much about training in theology for mission in the contemporary world.

Our well-designed curriculum is designed for training ministers and pastors, and much more.

At Edinburgh Theological Seminary, you will discover a friendly ethos and a Christian faculty where every one of the teachers have had experience of Christian pastoral ministry, some in the UK, some in other international fields of service.

Our students leave the seminary prepared for meaningful ministries, equipped with a deep understanding of God and his word.

If you want more information on the history of the Seminary, see here for a Chronicle of the Free Church of Scotland Colleges.