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
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
For the second year running, ordinands from Westcott House have been involved in producing Stations of the Cross, which are situated around Cambridge during Lent. The stations include a series of 13 original artworks across Cambridge, which depict the biblical narrative of the suffering and death of Christ. They will be up from Ash Wednesday … Continue reading The Cambridge Stations
Article and artwork by Christine Campbell, second year ordinand. How do you make space for Advent as an ordinand? Although term finished near the beginning of Advent, many of us still have essays to write, church placements to experience and every growing piles of books to read. The days of December seem to speed past … Continue reading Making space in Advent
A sermon preached by Ben Edwards, ordinand at Evening Prayer 14th March 2017. I remember once at school there was this kid who was essentially at the top of the food chain. He was this sort of dark eyed, brooding thug who I never once saw crack a smile. His Dad was a detective … Continue reading The myth of redemptive violence- A sermon by Ben Edwards.
A Sermon preached by Rachel Murray, Ordinand, on 25th January 2017 for the feast of The Conversion of St Paul. _________________________________________________________ If you had told me…. 4 months ago…on 25th September, the first day of the Michaelmas term that today I would voluntarily be preaching to you on the Conversion of St Paul…..I would have … Continue reading Grace, Faith, Crucifixion and Church- A Sermon by Rachel Murray.
It is a great pleasure to publish the programme for this year's Westcott Foundation. As ever, there is a range of study days to resource church leaders in worship and mission, preaching and pastoral ministry, drawing on the riches of the church's tradition to enable engagement with the contemporary context. You can download study day programme here: Westcott … Continue reading Westcott Foundation 2016-17 Programme