Listen to the Hymn written by Rev'd Ally Barrett for Jubilate's Hymn of Peace competition.
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
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
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
by Revd Prof Dr. Michael Fass (Senior Research Fellow, Westcott Foundation) Introduction This article is about the way that those who do not take a Stipend from the Church can reflect on their roles and responsibilities and the way that the Church can respond to them. It is written from an Anglican perspective but its content … Continue reading Responsibility Without Authority
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
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
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
We had a great day today thinking through some complex but very relevant issues in worship and mission! Click here to read more and download handouts and other shareable resources.
An article by Ally Barrett, Tutor for the Westcott Foundation, who will be leading a seminar on Occasional Worshippers at the Westcott Foundation on 18th November 2015 - there are still places available, please click here for a booking form. The mission literature is as full of terms such as ‘unchurched’ and ‘dechurched’ as it … Continue reading Occasional Worshippers