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
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
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
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
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
Thank you to everyone who came to the Renewing Parish Worship today. The handout and other resources and some useful links are now available - you can find all these, and also leave comments and questions, and share your ideas and resources here.
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended the popular 'Preaching Luke' seminar on 11th November, and enormous thanks to The Revd Canon Professor Loveday Alexander, for presenting such an inspiring and fascinating day on Luke. Click here to read more about the day, and to download the wonderfully detailed handouts and book list. You can see … Continue reading Preaching Luke
Westcott House, Cambridge, has long been a place of formation, study, prayer and inspiration for those training for ministry in the Church of England. More recently, we have been delighted also to welcome more independent students, and exchange students from across the globe. Over the past few years we have sought to continue to nourish, inspire, and encourage those … Continue reading Welcome to the Westcott Foundation