We are excited to announce that our Principal, Neil Thorogood, will be launching his DVD ‘Charcoal Gospel’ on Wednesday 22nd February at Westminster College. All Cambridge Theological Federation members are welcome to join us from 5pm-6pm. Refreshments will be available throughout.
Neil will be giving a short introduction to his work, there will be the chance to view the original art work, and you will be able to purchase the DVD for £9.99.
If you are unable to make it to the launch, the DVD is also available to purchase from the URC Shop and from Reception at Westminster.
Their Principal, Alexander Jensen, was happy to pause from the unpacking and settling in to take a couple of photos for us, and said they were delighted with their accommodation, excited to be part of the campus and are looking forward to a close working relationship.
Their arrival marks another important part in the life of Westminster as our Campus increases in size and diversity and we’re excited to have them with us.
Happy New Year to you all from Westminster College.
This month is a time when people often purchase their diary for the New Year. Looking ahead to 2017, we will be holding a day of preparation for Lent on Saturday 18th February and welcome you all to book now while the date is fresh in your minds.
The day will aim to equip and prepare worship during Lent with will be led by members of our Westminster teaching staff.
The day will include a two course lunch and time for reflection with others.
Since we last posted in early November, the walls have gone up, the roof is on and the slate tiles are installed. We think you’ll agree with us that it is really beginning to take shape.
Soon the services (such as the electric) are being installed and it already looks like a really cosy, comfortable and inspiring space. Though the stunning winter sun has made it tricky to get a good photo today! If you’re as excited to see progress as we are, please keep visiting our blog for further updates and select the Art Studio tag. There will be more photos as work continues and we look forward to showing you the finished studio early in 2017!
Is it already the end of the Michaelmas Term?
Don’t forget the deadline for booking in for this dinner is this Friday 25th November as per your invitation.
The service will commence at 6 pm followed by Dinner at 7 pm.
If you have received your invitation please email email@example.com with your menu choices and dietary requirements.
We’re delighted to share that Neil Thorogood and Sam White will be travelling up to The Windermere Centre to lead the centre’s annual Advent retreat from 14th to 16th December.
We’re looking forward to delving into the Advent narrative through art and story-telling. You will have opportunities to reflect on Bible texts generating words and images to tell the story. Join us in a beautiful part of the world for friendship, worship and good food.
This is part of our on-going partnership in which The Windermere Centre deliver courses at Westminster and Westminster reciprocate. As such, this event is being run on a Pay What You Can basis and rather than contacting Westminster to book, please visit The Windermere Centre website and explore the programme in more detail.
On the evening of Wednesday 2nd November the college community met together in chapel to welcome Dr Alison Gray as Director of Old Testament language, literature and theology. In a worship service led by Mr Alan Yates, United Reformed Church Moderator of General Assembly, Alison was affirmed and commissioned to the work she’s undertaking within the college, Cambridge Theological Federation, the University of Cambridge and the wider denomination. Alison is an experienced teacher and during the service she spoke movingly of her love for the Hebrew bible, for illuminating the scriptures, and of her continued desire to share new ways of exploring the richness of the Old Testament in developing the Christian faith.
Following a buffet reception enjoyed by Alison, her family members, close friends, colleagues and students, she said,
I feel honoured to be the first lay tutor to be appointed here, and am looking forward to the breadth of opportunities to serve the wider church as well as to attend to the work of formational training for ministry within the college. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be supported by friends and family and to have received such a warm welcome from the Westminster community.