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Cunningham Room

A light, airy room overlooking the beautiful garden of Old Court, the Cunningham Room is a flexible space.


For more than a century, Westcott House has been serving the Church and wider community by preparing and equipping people for public ministry in the Church of England and Anglican churches around the world.

Independent Students

We welcome inquiries from prospective independent students.

Keep in Touch

We would be extremely interested to hear what you have done since your ordination. Link also needs to go to Alumni News as its going to a placeholder page at the moment.

Pray For Us

In all of this, we treasure your prayer support as we respond to a call to share in God’s work of generosity, justice and transformation, both here in Cambridge and in the wider world.

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Westcott House, a place of prayer, learning and hospitality right in the heart of Cambridge.

Why Westcott?

The founding vision of Westcott House was to serve the Church of England by preparing people for ministry.

Alumni News

We always love to hear from our alumni community. Please send us your news or updates that we can feature on our website.

Knight Room

Originally the old chapel, this room has been sympathetically adapted into a meeting room.

Our Purpose

Westcott House prepares and equips men and women for public ministry in order that they may bear witness to God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ, inspire the renewal of the Church, and participate confidently and imaginatively in God’s mission.

Postgraduate Research

Through partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, Westcott House has a thriving postgraduate research community.

Training Pathways

Westcott House offers a wide range of training and academic pathways to suit students' different learning styles and experience.

Alumni Network

We would be extremely interested to hear what you have done since your ordination.


We are immensely grateful to all our friends, alumni and other generous benefactors who have supported us through the years. With your help we can continue adapting and investing in the ministry of future generations.

In Memoriam

It is always with much sadness that we receive bereavement news of our alumni and friends of the house. We offer our condolences to their family and honour their lives below.

Integrated Practice

At Westcott, we aim to ensure that our students learn to integrate all aspects of their learning, readily making connections between their daily lives and Christian faith, their academic studies and their placement experiences.

Lambert Room

A comfortable meeting space largely used as a board room for 8 or for small group meetings, this room can also be adapted to accommodate a reception for 25 or seat 16 people theatre style.


We welcome people looking for a short or long sabbatical stay in a beautiful theological college in the historic city of Cambridge, living as part of a diverse Christian community.

Who Does What

Find out who does what at Westcott House and explore individual profiles for further information.


Our simple, airy chapel can be used to accommodate larger groups of 100 theatre style and we are able to provide projector facilities.

Leave a Legacy

Leaving a gift in your will is one of the most precious gifts you can make. Legacies matter and not just financially. The life of the House is a vibrant one, that leaves an indelible mark on those who spend time as part of our community.

Work With Us

We are a leading theological college based in the centre of Cambridge, a city renowned for its educational excellence and cultural vibrancy.

Worshipping Together

At Westcott House our life together is anchored in the patterns of prayer and worship that centre on our chapel and permeate everything we do.

Courses and Practicalities

Courses at a glance. You can see the range of courses that our students can take, along with which category of student typically might take them.

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To stay in touch with news and developments at Westcott House, please subscribe or update your contact details and indicate your communication preferences.

Policies & Safeguarding

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. The following policy and statements comply with new data protection requirements.

Stay at Westcott

Westcott House is a charming theological college, located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge. Its central location makes it perfect for sightseeing and shopping, whilst its beautiful Grade II listed buildings overlooking an Old Courtyard garden.


Many of our buildings are Grade II listed. Please find below information on the accessibility of our buildings and facilities.


Westcott House is an idyllic location in which to host your residential course or conference. We are able to offer simple low-priced accommodation to groups as well as high-class catering facilities.

Contact Us

Find out how to contact Westcott House with information about our Address, Telephone, and Email as well as how to reach us by road, rail or air.

Life at Westcott

Westcott House is a diverse and inclusive community of staff, people training for ordained and lay ministries, independent students, and our students’ partners and families spanning a wide range of ages and backgrounds.


Learn more about Westcott House and our approach to web accessibility.

Our History

Westcott House began its life in 1881 as the Cambridge Clergy Training School whose first president was the then Regius Professor of Divinity and later Bishop of Durham, Brooke Foss Westcott.

Partners & Families

We make sure that partners and families are pastorally and socially supported by other partners and families during a student’s formation at Westcott House.

Wedding Receptions

At Westcott House we believe that each wedding is a unique and individual occasion and we would be delighted to discuss your specific requirements with you. We are an ideal location for smaller weddings of up to 60 guests.

Function Rooms

Our function rooms can be hired at hourly or daily delegate rates, please contact our Events and Accommodation Office for further details

How to Apply

Whether you visit on an Open day or come for an individual visit, we will discern with you how Westcott House might be part of the flourishing of your vocation.

Privacy & Cookies

This policy explains the cookies that may be set as a result of your visiting the Westcott House web site.

Guest Accommodation

During university vacations Westcott House can offer visitors a variety of styles of simple accommodation at competitive prices. We offer guests a chance to sample a taste of traditional college living.


Westcott has an enviable reputation for the high quality of its food and wine. The bright and airy dining hall, overlooking the courtyard, has a seating capacity of 60 guests.

Enquiries & Bookings

Westcott House is delighted to offer its meeting, catering and accommodation facilities for commercial and church related conferences. Minimum numbers may apply.


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