Cliff Summer School

2020 was due be our 10th year of Cliff Summer Schools - sadly, we won't be able to run this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing restrictions. We have enjoyed some great times of learning, fellowship, worship, and celebration together over these years, and are already looking forward to and planning for Summer School 2021.

Summer school group

You might be contemplating a full- or part-time course here at Cliff – if so, Summer School is a great way to get to know us and see if Cliff College is right for you. Maybe you are a small group leader and want a refresher course to further your biblical knowledge, or a church member and want to better read and understand the Bible. You might be looking for new ways to pray, or seeking some direction in terms of ministry. You might just want to come to beautiful Derbyshire to reflect on your understanding of God. If any of this appeals to you, Cliff's Summer School is what you're looking for.

As well as the dynamic teaching, participants share in social times, meals, devotions, evening worship and reflection. Off site, there are opportunities to visit the nearby national attraction Chatsworth House or go into the village of Bakewell, whilst Curbar and Froggatt Edge are just a short walk away for those wanting to put on their boots. Of course, we have a selection of tea and coffee shops close by!

During the week free resources will be on offer to support Bible reading, as well as a pop-up bookshop carrying a variety of resources on-site midweek, and an opportunity to support the work of Micah68 in the Middle East with olive wood gifts from Palestine.

The short few days have had a potentially lifelong impact on my Christian journey – something I simply was not expecting – but God has worked powerfully through Cliff.

Well balanced and organised, with inspirational leadership.

I have been inspired, enthused and encouraged by the whole experience. The lectures and fellowship were wonderful.

Engaging with other students made the learning experience communal and fun

Dates are being confirmed. Please contact the administrator for more information.

The cost of £450.00 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support, board and accommodation in single en-suite rooms. There is a slight reduction for couples sharing a double room. Students already signed onto one of our validated courses are entitled to a subsidy on the teaching aspect of the overall cost.

A non-refundable deposit of £75.00 secures your place and is payable on your acceptance of the place offered. The balance can be paid on arrival or before.

To register for this short course, download the attached booking form and send it back to If you have any questions or need further information, you can call the Summer School administrator, Cathi Thacker, on 01246 584221.