Why Westcott?

We are a diverse, inclusive and international community, sharing a vision of ministry to all society.

How to Apply

Candidates for Ordained Ministry

By the time you begin to discern where to train for ordained ministry, you must already be in an official vocational discernment process with a sponsoring Diocese leading to a Bishops’ Advisory Panel (BAP). You must seek permission from your Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO) to begin looking at theological colleges and/or to seek an admissions interview. This can be before or soon after your BAP.

Once your DDO gives permission, you send in a completed application form (see below), which will enable us to book you onto one of our Open Days or for an individual visit. You may wish simply to come and see at first, or you may wish to have an informal interview for admissions as part of your visit. 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.

Candidates for Lay Ministry and Independent Study

If you are interested exploring different academic possibilities for you, you can have an initial informal conversation with the Tutor for Admissions. If you decide you wish to apply to Westcott House, you can then follow the same process as those applying to train for ordained ministry. This will involve completing an application form and booking in for one of our Open Days or for an individual visit.

Open Days

We have Open Days in Lent and Easter Terms. Candidates visit Westcott House for one day, either in person or as a virtual event, during which they can meet with students, partners and staff and experience some of the worshipping and teaching life of the community.

Those who wish to apply for admission to Westcott House will have an informal interview with two tutors. In this informal interview, we explore with you what life and studies at Westcott will involve and which academic pathway will be most suited to you.

We also advise how the separate admissions process for those qualifications works. During the interview you will have the opportunity to discuss accommodation.

Individual Candidate Visits

If attending an Open Day is not possible, potential students can arrange an individual visit in person or virtually. We will arrange an informal interview with two tutors to explore what training at Westcott will involve and which academic pathway will be most suited to you.

We also advise how the separate admissions process for those qualifications works.

During your visit you will have the chance to discuss accommodation. Where physical visits are not possible, candidates can arrange a virtual visit.

Apply now

To apply for a place on one of our Open Days or for an individual visit, please complete the appropriate form below.

Prospective Ordinands from dioceses within the UK (including from the Diocese in Europe):

Name Format Action
UK Application Form for Ordination Training 2021-22 Word Download
UK Application Form for Ordination Training 2021-22 PDF Download

Prospective Lay Ministry and Independent Students from within the UK:

Name Format Action
UK Application Form for Lay Ministry and Independent Study 2021-22 Word Download
UK Application Form for Lay Ministry and Independent Study 2021-22 PDF Download

When complete, return your application by email to: admissions@westcott.cam.ac.uk

Overseas applications

Please contact the Tutor for Admissions with further details of your circumstances if you have been recommended for training in the Anglican Ministry and are being sponsored by a diocese outside of the UK/Diocese of Europe, and your diocese would like to sponsor you to complete part of your training in the UK.

General Enquiries

You can contact our Admissions Team for an informal conversation or for general enquiries about admissions.

General Administrator on admissions@westcott.cam.ac.uk

Tutor for Admissions on vice-principal@westcott.cam.ac.uk

Prospectus

A copy of our Prospectus is available to download:

Name Format Action
Westcott House Prospectus 2021 PDF Download