Westcott House, Cambridge
- Westcott House, Cambridge
Westcott House is a Church of England theological college based in the university city of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
[Westcott House website, Home page [http://www.westcott.cam.ac.uk/] . Retrieved on August 27, 2006.] Its main activity is training men and women for ordained ministry in Anglican churches. Westcott House is a founder member of the Cambridge Theological Federation. ]
The college has its origin in the Cambridge Clergy Training School which was founded by Brooke Foss Westcott, then Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, in 1881.
[Westcott House website, "“The History of Westcott House”" [http://www.westcott.cam.ac.uk/] . Retrieved on August 27, 2006.] ]
"The college website summarises its approach:"
In addition to formation for the changing realities of parish ministry, we also provide pathways for theological educators and pioneer ministers. We offer continuing education resources and sabbatical opportunities for clergy and laity, as well as conference and meeting facilities.
Generosity, Justice and TransformationWe are a diverse, inclusive and international community of some seventy students and twenty staff. We share a vision of ministry to all society, local and global, to witness to and participate in God's work of generosity, justice and transformation. We are enriched by our ecumenical and interfaith partners in the Cambridge Theological Federation, by our historic relationship with Cambridge University's Faculty of Divinity, and by our new affiliation with Anglia Ruskin University.
Holiness, Wisdom and SkillOur community's life is framed and fashioned by the eucharist and daily offices, through which we live and work together to serve God's mission of the Kingdom. We see three key dimensions to formation for ministry, which we sum up as growing in holiness, wisdom and skill. Our rigorous integration of spiritual and personal development, theological learning and interpretation, and ministerial practice and reflection provides the foundation for a life of ministry and service in a changing world.”"
=Principals of Westcott House
*1887–1901 The Revd F. H. Chase
*1901–1911 The Revd H. J. C. Knight
*1912–1916 The Revd C. E. Lambert
*1916–1919 Closed during the war
*1919–1943 The Revd B. K. Cunningham
*1943–1947 The Revd W. D. L. Greer
*1948–1961 The Revd K. M. Carey
*1962–1972 The Revd Canon P. K. Walker
*1972–1981 The Revd M. Santer
*1981–1993 The Revd R. W. N. Hoare
*1993–2006 The Revd Canon M. G. V. Roberts
*2006– The Revd Canon M. A. Seeley
* [http://www.westcott.cam.ac.uk/about Westcott House Website]
* [http://www.westcott.cam.ac.uk/about/bishopwestcott.html History of the college at Westcott House]
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