Honouring Former Principal Peter Adam

Posted: 13/10/14

Ridley College is honouring former Principal Peter Adam by naming a classroom after him.

Peter’s passion for preaching and teaching God’s Word is legendary. At the Ridley College Annual Dinner it was announced that the room in which he did the bulk of his teaching at Ridley is to be named after him. From now on Stanway Alpha will be known as Adam. And Stanway Beta will be simply Stanway.

The Reverend Dr Canon Peter Adam OAM is one of the most significant leaders in the Anglican Church in Australia today.

Peter’s association with Ridley goes back to his time as a student in the late 1960s, which culminated in his ordination in 1970.  He went on to do a doctorate at the University of Durham, lectured in theology at St John’s College in Durham, and was then Vicar at St Jude’s in Carlton for 20 years from 1982.

From 2002-2012 Peter was Ridley’s eighth Principal and was the college’s first alumnus to be Principal.

Peter’s approach to communicating the Christian faith has been highly influential, and is the subject of several of his books, including, Speaking God’s Words (1996), Hearing God’s Words (2004), and Written for Us (2008).

The board is pleased to recognize Peter’s contribution to the life and work of Ridley College with this permanent reminder.

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