Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Moore Theological College
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- Moore College, MTC
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
Moore Theological College (M.T.C.), Australia's oldest theological college, began tuition in the home of Thomas Moore (1762-1840) at Liverpool on March 1st, 1856. Moore was a wealthy pastoralist and benefactor of the early Church of England in Australia who bequeathed property and funds for the establishment of a theological training college. The Reverend William A. Hodgson was the first tutor of the new college, which remained at its Liverpool site until 1888. For three years the College was closed, re-opening at its present Newtown site in 1891. The "Moore Theological College Ordinance of 1919" placed the government of the College under the Church of England Synod, and established a committee to administer its various functions. In 1921, a Synod Ordinance was passed empowering the College's Trustees to use the Liverpool assets for the Newtown College's use. In 1933 a Board of Reference was established to assess prospective applicants, and 1937 saw the establishment of the College's Women's Auxiliary.
Liverpool, NSW; Newtown, NSW
Incorporated institution, registered as a charity
Functions, occupations and activities
Since 1856, Moore College has been providing in-depth theological training in order to prepare men and women as thoroughly and effectively as possible for Christian ministry and mission. Based on the Sydney campus at Newtown and providing the ministers for the Anglican Church in Sydney and training pastors who serve other denominations, Moore College’s vision is evangelical and international. The College’s role is expanding. There are enormous opportunities for outreach, church planting and fresh theological course development in new and emerging nations.
Mandates/sources of authority
Moore Theological College Ordinance 2009
The management and control of the College is vested by the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney in the Moore Theological College Council. The affairs of the Moore Theological College Council are managed, governed and controlled by the Governing Board of the College. The Governing Board has delegated to the Academic Board responsibility for: policy formulation and decision making in all academic matters; and maintaining the academic values, quality and standards of the College. The Academic Board is, in relation to all academic matters, the pre-eminent source of advice to the Governing Board.