Our History

A brief history of the Seminary

Trinity College, Legon now Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon was founded in November 1942 as an ecumenical effort in ministerial training by the original three sponsoring Churches: Methodist Church Ghana, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana. It was known and called then as the Joint Theological College (JTC) and sited in Kumasi at the current premises of the Freeman Centre for Evangelism and Leadership Training, near Wesley College of Education. The initiative came from the then Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast when the July 1939 Synod resolved to invite the Methodist Mission to join them in setting up a United College for the theological education of Ministers and Catechists. The Methodist Church welcomed the invitation during their Conference in January 1940, after which a Joint Committee was set up to work out the modalities. Accordingly, the College started with eight students: four Methodists and four Presbyterians on 4 th February 1943 and had Rev. D. S. Elder as Acting Principal until the Principal designate, Rev. S. G. Williamson assumed duty in May 1943. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana joined the pioneering sponsoring Churches who supplied the pioneer students.

The College was moved from Kumasi to the present site at Legon in 1964 and renamed Trinity College. At the present site, the college changed its name to Trinity Theological College and then to Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon. Arrangements for opening the College at the present site took place in January 1965 with the formal opening of the £120,000 World Council of Churches- 6 sponsored buildings which were put up by A. Lang & Co.

In 1967, the Joint Anglican Diocesan Council in Ghana joined, followed shortly thereafter by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Currently, only the Accra Diocese of the Anglican Church continues to be a sponsoring member from the Joint Anglican Diocesan Council. However, non-sponsoring Churches including the African Methodist Church, the Mennonite Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, among others, have utilized the Seminary as training grounds for their Clergy.

Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon is the premier and leading ecumenical- theological tertiary institution in Ghana and indeed in the West Africa sub-region. It is housed on a beautiful 70-acre site, seven miles from Accra. The campus is an ideal and serene setting for study, meditation, personal growth and development. The seminary is in existence to offer Christian training, teaching, guidance, counselling, practical experience in an enabling environment to resource leaders, whether clergy or laity, for holistic ministry. At present, there are students from outside the sponsoring churches who also receive their theological education and ministerial training in the Seminary.


Seminary's Anthem

Words by Very Rev. Dr. Mark S. Aidoo and Music by Very Rev. Kobena Appiah

Hail, Great and Glorious Trinity
In Hoc Signo Vince 
Our praise O God to You we bring 
In knowing you as Lord 
Your Cross we raise Lord to the world 
Your Church shall forward march. 
Hail Trinity, Hail Trinity. 
In this sign we conquer 

Refrain (3x) 
Trinity! Trinity! Trinity! 
In this sign we conquer

 

This February

School Re-Opens Fri. 1st Feb
Lectures Begin Mon. 4th Feb
Human Resource Committee Meeting Wed. 6th Feb
Trinity Rally Sun. 17th Feb
Finance & Dev. Committee Meeting Wed. 13th Feb
Senate Meeting Wed. 20th Feb
SRC Week Mon. 25th Feb - Fri. 1st March
Governing Council Wed. 27th Feb

Locate Us

Trinity Theological Seminary

No. 7, Trinity Avenue, East Legon.

Accra, Ghana

P. O. Box LG 48 Accra

Accreditation

The Seminary has progressed from being a semi-autonomous Institution affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon, to being an Institution fully accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education and subsequently granted a Presidential Charter to award its own degrees, diplomas and certificates.

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