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
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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
Easter Term Opening Eucharist - Monday 18 April 2016Sermon preached by The Rev'd Dr Will Lamb, Vice-PrincipalI came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10.10)+In the name of the Father…When I was first ordained as a Deacon, I remember having to learn the Exsultet, the Easter Song of Praise. As you … Continue reading Easter Term Opening Eucharist Sermon
Carol Backhouse, current senior student at Westcott House and all-around legend, shared some of her meditations today, the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul:Acts 9.1-22. Matthew 19.27-30Let’s fast forward seven months. Or nineteen months. Or thirty one months. It’s a Monday morning, and you’re heading for morning prayer at your new shiny parish church, … Continue reading Thoughts on the Conversion of St Paul
Students from Westcott House and the wider Cambridge Theological Federation gathered (even earlier than normal!) on Sunday morning the 24th of January for a recording of BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday Worship' Programme.Marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the theme for this service was 'Salt and Light.' Music included Howells' Jubilate, Westcott Principal Chris … Continue reading Listen in to Westcott and Cambridge Theological Federation on BBC Radio 4
An article by Professor Philip Sheldrake, who will be leading a seminar on Nurturing Urban Virtues for the Westcott Foundation (Wednesday 24th February 2016, 11am - 4pm). To book a place, contact us, and for more information, click here. Over 80% of the British population now live in urban areas. Since the 1960s British … Continue reading Nurturing Urban Virtues
Our second Creative Worship for this term took its inspiration from monastic communities.The altar party prepares in the cloisterA small choir sang the Advent Prose at the start of this service which included beautiful plainchant, a homily from S Gregory Nazianzen, communion and a rousing chorus of O Come, O Come Emmanuel as the recessional.The … Continue reading Creative worship for Advent
Advent can be a strange time for people who live, train and work at Westcott. Term ends in the second week of Advent, after which the community largely disperses - even those who are full-time residents see each other much less regularly.To help the community feel as if we are keeping the whole of the … Continue reading This week on the Advent Blog