Westminster College wishes you all a very Happy New Year and we hope that the festivities have left you ready for 2017.
As we are heading for the Festive season we have the December issue of Imagine from the Principal. All previous copies of Imagine are also on the page for reference. Enjoy!
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.
We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students (both new and returning); some of them are here already but most will arrive over the course of this week and next week.
We’ve got the student hand-book available (which students can find online here, if you have the login details) and our list of community events is finalised; check out page 15 of the Student Handbook for more details.
The induction timetable is available from our excellent Tutorial Office team; both Syd and Claudia have been busily working behind the scenes to ensure everything is ready. It is always a busy time of year as everyone discovers what their timetable will be, what modules they are doing and what life is going to be shaped like for the coming months. We’re all looking forward to welcoming this essential part of our community back for 2016-2017. See you soon!