Exploring God's Call

We prepare people for licensed ministries in the Church, help people deepen their discipleship, offer continuing professional development for those already in ministry, and refreshment opportunities for the whole people of God.

Sharing God’s Love

In our common life, we integrate worship, study, service, and fellowship to equip people with a hunger for ministry and mission, the pursuit of social justice, and growing the whole people of God in grace.

Resourcing God’s Work

If you study with us we will help you integrate your spiritual and personal development with opportunities for contextual learning and interpretation, and build your skills for ministerial practice. Learning at Westcott builds our ability to reflect on how God is at work in the world and provides the foundation for a passionate and life-giving discipleship, ministry, and service wherever God calls you.

Candidate Visits

If attending an Open Day is not possible, prospective students can arrange an individual visit in person or virtually.

Welcome to Westcott

In times of change for the Church of England, Westcott House seeks to prepare women and men for public ministry in a wide range of missional contexts. We welcome people from a variety of backgrounds and we are actively developing the range of pathways available to equip them for engaging with their local communities for the proclamation of the Gospel.

As the Church now looks at how it may set free the ministry of the whole people of God, Westcott’s vision is to form ministers who are mission-focused, collaborative, adaptable and deeply prayerful. Above all we seek to enable ordinands to respond flexibly and sensitively to the Church’s priorities now and in the future.

Life at Westcott House is enriched by our ecumenical and interfaith partnerships, and rooted in the academic excellence and remarkable diversity of the Cambridge Theological Federation and the Universities of Cambridge and Durham. Westcott House provides a range of flexible training pathways for ordinands, bespoke pathways for independent students, and offers opportunities for sabbaticals.

Latest Updates

11 October 2021

Student Admissions Open for 2022-23

If you are exploring ordination training or are interested in finding out more about the opportunities for independent study at Westcott House, we are now recruiting for admissions for the next academic year 2022-23.

28 July 2021

BBC In Our Time Podcast: The Rapture

If you missed this the first time, the BBC are re-publishing from their archives the In Our Time Podcast on The Rapture, featuring Westcott’s Director of Studies, Dr Beth Phillips and other guests discussing the ideas developed by the Anglican priest John Nelson Darby (1800-1882).

23 July 2021

New Staff Appointment: Chaplain

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chaplain, Dr Rachel Holdforth, who will be joining our staff team from September 2021.