Partners & Families
Westcott House welcomes the partners and families of ordinands as members of the Westcott community. Some families live on-site in purpose-built accommodation. Others choose to 'live out' nearby in Cambridge, with the ordinand making a short commute to the House each day. Yet other ordinands undertake a weekly commute, with partners supporting from afar.
Whatever your domestic circumstances, partners are welcome to take as full a part as they wish in the life of the community, whether this be worship in Chapel, assisting as a server or reader, or simply to enjoy the social activities and the beautiful grounds. Partners and children are also welcome to join in with community meals at any time.
Partners can also attend – free of charge – many of the lectures in the University that may be of interest to them, so you can sit alongside the ordinands while they study.
Children are welcome to play in the recreation area in the grounds and the community's principal weekly Eucharist has an all-age ethos at least once a term. At other times the main Eucharist has a specially dedicated children's group.