Closing Sermon of the Easter Term

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

Stories, Metrics and Leadership in Churches

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

Westcott Foundation 2016-17 Programme

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

‘Crisis in Employment’ by Revd Prof. Dr Michael Fass

  Michael Fass is a Senior Research Fellow at the Westcott Foundation, Cambridge, & former Chair of ICF (Industrial Christian Fellowship) Introduction As the news came through about the latest job losses at Newport in South Wales and Redcar in the North East of England memories came back to me of the hard years of … Continue reading ‘Crisis in Employment’ by Revd Prof. Dr Michael Fass

Re-imagining Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Re-Imagining Forgiveness and Reconciliation Wednesday 4th May 2016, 10am-4pm Westcott House, Cambridge Forgiveness and Reconciliation are not only two major themes of Christian faith and the life of the church, but also of the world and for humanity. Re-imagining forgiveness and reconciliation is a one-day event facilitated by the Revd Dr Stephen Cherry, Dean of King's College … Continue reading Re-imagining Forgiveness and Reconciliation

‘Talent’: Pros & Cons

An article by the Revd. Prof. Dr. Michael Fass, Senior Research Fellow at the Westcott Foundation, who will be a seminar for the Westcott Foundation this term:  Responsibility without Authority (Saturday 5th March, 10-4) - a day for SSMs, NSMs, and retired clergy who hold significant responsibility for the ongoing mission of God's church. In the last few months … Continue reading ‘Talent’: Pros & Cons