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.
Tutor in Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology
Salary £38,511 - £48,743 or Minister’s stipend
Westminster College, a Resource Centre for Learning of the United Reformed Church, is seeking a scholar and teacher with a passion for assisting the Church in exploring scripture as it shapes its faith, practice and mission; and prepares women and men for ordination. Holding a PhD, you will have enthusiasm for the education of the whole Church and be able to teach biblical Hebrew at graduate level. You will teach across a range of awards within the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), including Hebrew language and advanced Old Testament/Hebrew Bible modules. As an active researcher you will help develop the research profile of Westminster College as it shares in the research needs of the United Reformed Church and the CTF. You will share in formational and pastoral work with Westminster’s students and administrative duties as required.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 9th October 2015
Interviews to be held at the college in Cambridge. Please note we will not be interviewing on 23rd and 24th November as previously advertised. The new dates will be announced shortly.
For the application pack please visit the vacancy page of our website.
EDIT - the date for the interviews will now be Monday 7th through to Tuesday 8th December 2015
COLLEGE OPEN DAY 2015
Westminster College Quiet Day
The Quiet day is ideal for anyone who would like to explore prayer and reflection here at Westminster College, Reverend Dr. Ian Randall will be joining us as guest speaker.
When: Saturday 31st October 2015, 10am - 4pm
Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders Course at Westminster College
Suitable for those who have an active ministry leading worship in the local church, or those who have a general interest in worship and the Bible.
Using the theme "your kingdom come", worship and teaching will be led by Westminster teaching staff and a recent Westminster student. The course will incorporate Sessions on the Bible, contemporary theology, preaching and music-making.
Monday 3rd - Wednesday 5th August
Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th August
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th September
Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th September
For more details please follow the link to the programme.
CHESHUNT EDUCATION FUND
At Westminster College we know that paying to spend time at a Resource Centre for Learning can be expensive. Thanks to the generosity of the Governors of the Cheshunt Foundation we are now able to offer a grant to help those in the United Reformed Church who want to come to Westminster.
What you need to know -
Who is the fund for?
The Cheshunt Education Fund is to help people coming to Westminster for educational purposes. This may be a reading or study week, part of a sabbatical, to attend an event or course.
Do I need to be a theological student or minister?
No, Westminster is a Resource Centre for Learning aiming to provide a welcome for everyone in the United Reformed Church.
How much money will I receive?
Grants of up to two thirds of the total costs will be considered, subject to funds available.
What if I am receiving other grants towards the costs of my stay?
If you have access to other funding through in-service training, Synod support or from your local church, please seek that first and let us know on your Cheshunt Education Fund application form.
How do I apply for a Cheshunt Education Fund grant?
To download your application form please click here
In the company of…
Westminster College, Cambridge
In whose company would you like to spend some time? Who would you like to learn from? Who would you like to discover? Take your pick: biblical character; gospel writer; theologian from long ago or today; musician; artist; cook; novelist; thinker; politician; liturgist; hymn-writer; leader; poet; film-maker; architect...?
The idea is simple; book your-self in to stay at Westminster, or come as a day visitor. Stay for as long as you like. Tell us who you want to spend some time with; whose work might inspire you.
We don't have a set time or date for this event - the idea is to arrange a stay that suits your diary, enjoy great hospitality, and let us help you discover treasure!
For more details, click here
We hope that this website will give you the information you need and tell you some things you might not have expected to discover.
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'.