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We train Northern people for Northern ministry!

Who We Are

The Arthur Turner Training School (ATTS) is a theological college in the Anglican Diocese of the Arctic. We educate and prepare future ministers for service in the North and we equip lay people for Christian service.

NickNick Kigeak, ATTS Student

A Brief History

The school was established in 1970 by Bishop D.B. Marsh, the second bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic. The Rev. Mike Gardener was the first principal. The school was founded for the training of people, both lay and ordained, for the ministry of Christ’s Church particularly in the Diocese of the Arctic. Although the school was not established exclusively for indigenous people, all its student population up until this time have been Inuit. Since the school opened there have been over 50 graduates who have gone on to become lay leaders, Deacons, Priests and Bishops.

First ATTS classFirst ATTS class - pictured are Elijah Keenainak, Jimmy Muckpa, Aipillie Napartuk, Timothy Kalao, Bishop Donald Marsh, Rev. Mike Gardener and Tommy Suluk

What We Offer

ATTS offers a two-year Diploma in Arctic Ministry in partnership with Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, USA.  Throughout the program, students study the Bible, theology, church history, parish leadership, counselling, preaching, and other subjects related to northern church ministry.


There is financial assistance available from the Government of Nunavut as well as from Regional Inuit Associations. Click on the following links for more information.

Apply Now

To apply for admission to ATTS, please fill out an Application Form.

Applications are due November 1, 2022 for the Winter 2023 semester.

Contact Us

For more information or to send a completed application form, contact our Administrator:

Amy Dow
Administrator, Arthur Turner Training School
PO Box 11349
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 1H0
(867) 222-5502

Support ATTS

Donations to support ATTS must be given through the Diocese of the Arctic. Any cheque or payment must be made to the Diocese of the Arctic, not ATTS. Donations to the Diocese can be directed to support ATTS. For more information on how to donate to the Diocese, click here. Thank you for your support!


Bishop Joey

Director: Bishop Joey Royal