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Principal's Welcome


Welcome to Westcott House's website.  I hope you will find the information you are looking for within these pages, and that this website gives you a flavour of the life and activities of the House.


Westcott House is an Anglican theological college in the heart of Cambridge. We prepare men and women for ordained ministry in the Church of England.  In addition to formation for the changing realities of parish ministry, we provide pathways for theological educators and pioneer ministers.  We also welcome ordinands from other parts of the Anglican Communion, lay students exploring theology and vocation, and sabbatical visitors.


We are a diverse, inclusive and international community of people who share a vision of ministry to all society. We seek to respond to the call to witness to and participate in God's mission of generosity, justice and transformation.  Our rigorous integration of spiritual and personal development, theological learning and interpretation, and ministerial practice and reflection provide the foundation for a life of ministry and mission in a changing world.


We are also committed to engaging with the wider Church through activities largely focused on two areas: first, the continuing ministerial development of clergy, and secondly, the exploration of public issues of concern to those engaged in church leadership.  The Westcott Foundation has been created to deliver a programme of study days and conferences looking at these areas, details of which can be found on this website.


We would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to know more about admission for study at Westcott, or about the Foundation's activities.




The Rev'd Canon Chris Chivers



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