A resource centre for learning for the United Reformed Church
Westminster College, Cambridge is a centre for learning within the United Reformed Church. As a resource to the national and local church and a full participant in the theological training of students within the Cambridge Theological Federation, Westminster is a place where all those in ministry can study and deepen their faith. It is a place for refreshment and learning available to all of those involved in the life of the Church from many different traditions, people from other faiths and those with no faith commitment. It is a place of welcome, community and new vision where radical and provocative faith meets wonderful and risky living.
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Westminster College is pleased to announce that we have offered for sale an important collection of manuscript fragments to the two university libraries at Oxford and Cambridge to acquire jointly for their public collections, and a sale has been agreed.
The fragments are all from the Cairo Genizah and date from the 9th century onwards. They were given to the college by Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson, the twin sisters whose story has now been made famous by Janet Soskice's book Sisters of Sinai (2009). The twins were major benefactors of the college at the time of its founding in Cambridge in 1899.
The fragments have been well cared for at Westminster College, but the college does not have the facilities or the resources properly to conserve, research or make accessible these very precious manuscripts. Initial discussions with the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Centre at Cambridge University Library therefore began two years ago. This outcome will reunite the separate collections, which were the result of rival activities a century ago.
The Governors of the College have always been committed to keeping the collection together and to securing for it the best possible location and ownership. This joint collaboration between the libraries of Cambridge and Oxford provides the ideal solution.
This sale will contribute towards the costs of enabling the re-development of Westminster College to serve today's church, just as the sisters in their day contributed towards the foundation of the college in Cambridge.
Principal, Westminster College
Westminster College's Principal, the Revd Dr Susan Durber, is stepping down from the post on 31st July 2013. The United Reformed Church is therefore seeking to appoint a new principal for Westminster College. The details and application pack can be found online at the United Reformed Church vacancies website at the following address: http://www.urc.org.uk/vacancies/
Memorandum of Understanding between Westminster College, the Henry Martyn Centre, and the Woolf Institute
Susan Durber, the Principal at Westminster College has some good news to share with you! You will know already that Westminster is delighted to have with on site one of our Federation partners, the Henry Martyn Centre. We have been talking for some time now with another Federation partner, the Woolf Institute, about a possible move to the Westminster site. We are not yet at the stage of legally binding agreements, but we have reached the stage at which we can, all three of us, gladly say the following.
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Westminster is a Resource Centre for Learning for the United Reformed Church. We work, with others in the URC, to resource, enable and encourage all God's people in the exciting and lifelong project of being a disciple of Jesus - 'a learner in the Kingdom of God'.