Anglican Diocese of Wellington (for the Wellington Institute of Theology)

Wellington Institute of Theology no longer exists. Anglican connection with WTC is maintained through
Archdeacon Gendy Thomson and Rev Lyall Perris, who is the current chairperson of WTC Council.

Booth College of Mission

The Salvation Army Training College was established in 1913. In 1982, it moved from its Aro Valley site in central Wellington to Trentham.  Booth College of Mission is registered as a private training establishment with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. In 1999, The Salvation Army and Laidlaw College Inc. (Laidlaw College) signed a partnership agreement whereby students taking courses at BCM would receive credits towards Laidlaw College awards. In January 2002, the college was renamed The Salvation Army Booth College of Mission.  It consists of the School for Officer Training, the School of Bible and Mission, the Centre for Leadership Development, Youth Mission Training and an on-site Early Childhood Education Centre, William Booth Educare. The School for Officer Training (SFOT) provides training for all who respond to the call to serve as officers of The Salvation Army, offering training tailored to the individual’s needs. The School of Bible and Mission (SBM), in partnership with the Laidlaw College, is open to anyone who wishes to pursue courses in biblical, ministry and mission studies. Diploma and certificate courses are accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in partnership with Laidlaw College.  The Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) offers a full curriculum of workshop-based learning experiences aimed at developing the leadership skills of all who hold leadership and ministry responsibilities within The Salvation Army.For further information visit or email

Catholic Theological College- Te Kupenga

The Catholic Theological College- Te Kupenga is the sole provider of Catholic theological, ministry and religious education qualifications in New Zealand. It serves a Catholic community of more than 470,000, with 237 Catholic schools that teach 70,000 New Zealand children. Their core task is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for ministry in the Catholic Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and teaching Religious Education in New Zealand Catholic schools. It is the successor organisation to Good Shepherd College and The Catholic Institute (formerly Wellington Educational Centre). The resources and experience of these two institutions are now combined in a single tertiary provider aimed at the formation of ministry and leadership. Its main campus and library is at 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland. It maintains an office in Wellington at 15 Guildford Terrace

Wellington Pacific Bible College

Wellington Pacific Bible College was established in 2006 to provide biblical instruction, language learning and life skills training for Pacific communities in the Wellington area. Currently, courses are offered using English, Samoan, Tongan, Tokelaun, Tivaluan, Mandarin and Oromo languages. A new development is courses are additionally being offered in Mandarin and Ethiopian (Amhara) languages. WPBC is based in the Lifepoint Building, 61 Hopper Street, Mt Cook, Wellington. For further information visit