AST News

September 15, 2021  

The applications for the Promise Bursary are open until December 1, 2021.  The Promise Bursary is awarded to a person whose Faith Community has recognized in them significant promise for leadership within The United Church of Canada in the future.

For more information on how to apply for the Promise Bursary, click on the link  Promise Bursary Application 2021

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Munro


September 15, 2021  

AST is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for Fall term. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of our community, and requires that all students, faculty, and staff coming to the campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible and by October 13. Students, faculty, and staff who are not fully vaccinated will have to undergo COVID-19 testing twice a week.

And we strongly encourage and continue to expect students, staff and faculty to follow all precautions:  

  • Maintain social distancing of two meters 
  • Wear a non-medical mask when you are not able to socially distance 
  • Wash and sanitize your hands 
  • Stay home if you are unwell or exhibit symptoms of illness, including Covid-19 
  • Become fully vaccinated, if possible, at your earliest opportunity 
  • Get tested regularly


June 10, 2021

Neale Bennet has announced his decision to retire from the position of president of Atlantic School of Theology, as of February 2022. “Serving as AST’s president has been the pinnacle and great blessing of my ministry of leadership,” he said.

Chair of the Board of Governors Michael Foster said: “Rev. Canon Bennet has led many significant and strategic initiatives to advance AST’s mission of shaping faithful and effective leaders. Among these are accomplishments in the areas of fund development and revenue generation, campus improvements, enhancement of AST’s digital capabilities, new and enhanced academic programming, and student engagement and enrollment. He has led the university with wisdom, vision, compassion and skill, and we are grateful.”

The full text of President Bennet’s announcement message can be found here:  AST President Neale Bennet Announcement


December 10, 2020

It is with great pleasure that we announce a milestone in the life of our university:  the promotion of and granting of tenure to two of our scholars, Dr. Daniel Driver and Dr. Dave Csinos, by action of the AST Board of Governors on December 7, 2020.

To read the full story click here.

November 23 2020

Atlantic School of Theology's Leadership Learning initiative will host Svetlana Tikhanovskaya during a special session of its online series, Leading from the Inside Out in early 2021. To read the full release click Leadership Learning News Release.

October 5 2020

Wondering what we've been up to here at AST? Check out our Fall 2020 Newsletter.
AST Newsletter 2020


May 9, 2020

Congratualtions class of 2020! Although we cannot physically be together, we look forward to celebrating with you in person at Convocation 2021. In the mean time, here are some well wishes from the AST community to you!


For a full list of graduates, check out our Convocation Brochure


March 5, 2020  

Dear AST community,

I’m sure you’re all well aware of the new Coronavirus, now called COVID-19. This virus is now confirmed in 58 countries. There is no vaccine for this virus and the best defence continues to be hygiene. Simple ways to practice good hygiene are: coughing and sneezing into your elbow, washing your hands often, and avoid touching your face. Those with a cough and fever should stay home from work/class, and only return when they have been fever free for 24 hours.

Earlier this week, AST staff members Allie Crawley and Brittany Stanick sat in on a call with Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang. Dr. Strang confirmed the above practices and directed us to use this link: for updated information.

AST will continue to monitor the situation and follow direction as advised from Dr. Robert Strang.  If you have any questions please reach out.


January 14, 2020 - Atlantic School of Theology is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2020.

Faith in Action 2020 - Information

Faith in Action 2020- Nomination Form

Faith in Action 2020 - Call for Nominations

Faith in Action 2020 - Consent form