All Saints College


Welcome to All Saints College

Originally founded as a seminary in 1941 and today established in Ireland’s historic capital Dublin, the College is a Christian-run college of higher education, open to men and women of all faiths and backgrounds from around the world.

The College offers a number of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in theology and other subjects to members of the general public, who appreciate both the conservative, Christian ethos of the College and the individual attention it offers to its students. It also continues its original mission to prepare men for the ordained ministry of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, one of the oldest of the traditional or “continuing” Anglican churches, and to offer training for the members of that church.

The College offers its programmes of study by means of individual tuition with a mentor, generally one of the Fellows of the College, who oversees a programme of guided reading and written assignments. The preparation of a dissertation incorporating either original research or a critical and systematic exposition of existing knowledge is an established route to a degree. There are also provisions for the assessment of previously published academic work and the assessment of prior experiential learning which may be of assistance to mature, experienced students who can bring extensive expertise to their programmes.

Our highly traditional approach, very different from the standardized mass education philosophy prevalent today, is only possible because of the College’s determinedly small size and diversified model. Although it maintains its registered office in Dublin, the College does not have a centralized campus, instead having brought into being a widespread network of affiliated campuses where students can prepare for its courses, complimented by an external programme through which students who are not near a campus can still interact with a mentor face to face or by electronic means.

From its beginnings in New York during the Second World War, the College has spread its work over several continents and today has students and graduates in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe and the Americas. Committed to humanitarian work among professional communities in the developing world, its programmes have provided opportunities for emergent leaders and executives who have benefited from bespoke training that empowers their businesses and other organizations.

The College’s vision includes a commitment to research in its areas of interest, and this is conducted through the various specialist Schools devoted to particular subject areas. The College seeks to look beyond the customary and fashionable and to encourage those approaches that combine traditionalism with rigour. The European-American University Press provides a means of dissemination of its output.

Characterized by its independence, the College greatly values its status as a private body controlled by a Church which has since its inception in 1925 presented a distinctive and determinedly ecumenical Christian witness. This does not, however, prevent its awards from being validated externally by an accredited university. Our alumni include royalty, government ministers, judges and business leaders as well as clergymen. They form a community that, however geographically widespread, is united by a unique institutional ethos and a shared passion for the improvement of the human condition.