Welcome to Cranmer Theological House

As one of three seminaries and schools of ministry under the auspices of the Reformed Episcopal Church (organized in 1873), Cranmer Theological House (CTH) draws on a wealth of experience in spiritual formation and theological education. We strive to produce Biblically grounded, orthodox graduates who are excellent pastors, exceptional preachers, exemplary deacons and deaconesses, and well-equipped lay people.

Yet ministerial training is far more than mere academic study. It must build up students and assist them to develop life-long rules and an ethos that balances prayer and worship, study, work, and family responsibilities. By itself, knowledge of the divine is inadequate, for “the faith once delivered to the saints” demands personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. CTH thus stands for an understanding of ministry experienced in lives dedicated to the service of Christ. We invite you to explore these pages to find out how CTH is working to equip the saints for ministry.

CTH Leadership

The Most Rev. Royal U. Grote, Dipl., B.Th., D. Litt., D.D.

President and Dean:
The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton. Th.M., D.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Deans:
The Rev. Canon Charles F. Camlin, Th.M. (Dallas)
The Rev. Wayland N. Coe, M.Div. (Houston)

Dean, External Studies:
The Very Rev. Curtis I. Crenshaw, B.A., Th.M., Th.D.

CTH Campuses

Houston, TX:
Cathedral of St. Mathias
4142 Dayflower Drive
Katy, TX 77449
Dallas, TX:
Church of the Holy Communion
Anglican Pro Cathedral
17405 Muirfield Drive
Dallas, TX 75287

               Memphis, TN:
St. James Anglican Church
               461 South Prescott
               Memphis, TN 38111


Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

CTH took for its name the justly revered martyr of the English Reformation: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Tudor Primate of All England. Pre-eminent for the liturgical skills that crafted the Book of Common Prayer, as well as the prose that afforded substance and weight to the historic Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, Thomas Cranmer personified dedication, scholarship, and courage in trying times. Such powerful witness is certainly commended to the faculty and students of CTH.

Cranmer’s martyrdom witnessed to the light of the Gospel just as, down the long corridors of time, it has afforded inspiration for the founding in 1994 of the Reformed Episcopal Church’s third official seminary, Cranmer Theological House.