'Mary' by Rev'd Ally Barrett reverendally.org This reflection on the readings for the fourth week of advent is written by Hannah Marie Richardson, a first year ordinand on the MPhil pathway at Westcott House. There’s a lot of marketing at Christmas which sells the ‘fuzzy feeling’ we’re supposed to get this time of year; by buying a certain product or shopping … Continue reading Ordinand Reflection for Advent 4
Sermon preached at Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent by Wim Kuiper, a Westcott Ordinand from the diocese of Europe. Today, the third Sunday of Advent is in the church known as Gaudete Sunday, Sunday of Joy. The name is taken from a Bible verse that says ‘Rejoice in the Lord always’. … Continue reading Ordinand Sermon – Advent 3
1st year ordinand and doctoral student Peter Heath reflects on his formational journey so far in relation to the message of St John the Baptist. Saint John the Baptist, Carlo Crivelli 1476 (Permission for use under Creative Commons license - property of the National Gallery) “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:‘Prepare the … Continue reading Ordinand Reflection for Advent 2
At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and … Continue reading Sermon for the closing Eucharist of the Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins
2 Timothy 4:5-17 Luke 10:1-9 I don’t know about you: but I love ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. There’s nothing I enjoy more of an evening than to sit down with a brandy and pour over the latest offering from a diocesan website. Now – I don’t mean statements about genuine … Continue reading Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Alex Ross on the Feast of St Luke. October 2018.
Sermon for the 18thSunday after Trinity The Letter of James is a New Testament book strongly influenced by Old Testament wisdom. The author - maybe James the “Brother of the Lord,” maybe not - uses literary forms associated with that tradition such as aphorisms and admonitions. James wants us to cultivate “the wisdom that … Continue reading Sermon for the first Corporate Eucharist of Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins
Listen to the Hymn written by Rev'd Ally Barrett for Jubilate's Hymn of Peace competition.
Rachael Gledhill writes about her time spent with the Delhi Brotherhood this summer as part of Westcott's exchange program.
Sermon preached by The Principal Closing Eucharist of the Easter Term Westcott House, Cambridge Thursday 14 June 2018 Readings: 1 Kings 18: 41-end; Matthew 5: 20-26 “Christopher sets the lowest standards and consistently attains them.” Mathematics. Easter term, 1978. It was not the most glittering of my school reports. More biting perhaps even than … Continue reading Closing Sermon of the Easter Term
A collection of art inspired by the magnificat and produced by ordinands, staff, partners and children at Westcott.
Each year at Westcott House, we honour our leaving students, who are about to be ordained to the diaconate, with a Eucharist at which their stoles are blessed and handed to them in front of the community. In a sense it acts as both a commissioning from the Community, and an opportunity for those in … Continue reading Leavers’ Celebrations Video
Guest post by The Revd Dr Vaughan S Roberts, alumnus of the House In his book The Tyranny of Metrics (Princeton University Press, 2018) Jerry Z. Muller from the Catholic University of America argues that a ‘metric fixation’ has been counterproductive for many areas in contemporary society. These include higher education, schools, medicine, policing, the military, … Continue reading Stories, Metrics and Leadership in Churches
Sermon for St Barnabas’ Day, 11th June 2018 preached at the first Eucharist of 'Returner's Week' by Richard Magrath, Ordinand. Acts 11:19-30: 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20 But … Continue reading St Barnabas’ Day Sermon