Church Events

Below you’ll find a list of events we’re hosting which you are warmly invited to join.

If you are looking to organise an event, please visit the Meetings and Conferences page or contact our team.

In the Company of...

Book yourself in to stay at Westminster, or come as a day visitor. Stay for as long as you like. Be part of the Westminster community, share our life, good food, relaxed company and the chance to be inspired, refreshed and challenged!

 

We will arrange a conversation with a member of teaching staff at the beginning of your time to help you focus and to make sure you have some good resources, not least through our library. We’ll talk with you at the end to help you take things onwards.

Cost: £69.30per night single room term time, £61.05 per night single room vacation time, £8.03 day visitor
In brief: Pick the dates that suit your diary
More information: Leaflet
To book: Print and complete the booking form (pdf) and return to Claudia on admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Tutorial Office, Westminster College, Cambridge, CB3 0AA

Faith in Business: Devoted Living: Work as Worship

An inspirational leadership retreat in one the most desirable college venues in Cambridge

  • A unique blend of talks, interviews, reflections, and a workshop, from accomplished Christian business leaders
  • A vigorous engagement with global and corporate issues from a Biblical and personal perspective permeated with authentic faith
  • A peaceful space to deepen your relationship with Christ, glimpse new horizons, think new thoughts, and dream new dreams
  • A rare opportunity for deep learning in a supportive and prayerful environment
  • A profound experience that will stimulate personal and corporate transformation

 

To book: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/book/sessions?eid=4607&fbclid=IwAR22PSd7OwyhEcFYXvFvbtNrPe9HXy6zLBvmRkrGJNk4Q4csdIcmGZD77l4

Supporting Elders 2019 - Leadership and Spirituality

We look forward to welcoming you to Westminster for our 2019 Supporting Elders residential. This year we will be focusing on ways in which Elders can be supported in the important task of offering Leadership of the local church and how in the business of the role we can both develop our own spiritual lives and offer spiritual leadership to the church.

Cost: £139 for a single room, £277 for a double room, £51 for a day delegate. Book before 1st April 2019 for our early bird discount.
In brief: This popular event will be a mixture of input from college staff, discussion, reflection and worship, as well as social time together.
To book: Print and complete the booking form (pdf)  or alternatively contact admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Tutorial Office, Westminster College, Cambridge, CB3 0AA

Supporting Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders 2019 - Sing a New Song, The use of Scripture in Worship

Our 2019 Supporting Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders residentials will be helping us to Sing a New Song as we explore worship together.

During our time together we will be thinking about all aspects of worship and the rich resources available to us from ancient to modern. We will also think about how we can use these resources to keep worship fresh and offer new insights, for ourselves and the congregations we serve. Our Biblical focus will be the Gospel of Matthew.

Cost: £139 for a single room, £277 for a double room, £51 for a day delegate. Book before 1st May 2019 for our early bird discount.
In brief: This popular event will be a mixture of input from college staff, discussion, reflection and worship, as well as social time together.
To book: Print and complete the booking form (pdf) , or alternatively contact admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Tutorial Office, Westminster College, Cambridge, CB3 0AA

Lens, Pen and Paintbrush

Many of us find that writing, painting, photography or drawing can provide a route into deeper contemplation of the Bible and individual prayer life, and this retreat offers an opportunity to explore our faith using these creative arts.

 

Step aside from the bustle of everyday life, for time immersed in the tranquil surroundings of Westminster College, with renowned hospitality, excellent food, and art studio facilities available for retreatants. Here we will reflect on Bible stories, look at Cambridge through the lens of creative art, and be inspired to develop our skills as we consider how we might use them in sharing faith with those who prefer to be ‘spiritual but not religious’. Worship will be creative, personal and gathered – offering ample time for private prayer, and plenteous time for sharing.

Linda Rayner, Neil Thorogood, John Potter and Peter Ball look forward to welcoming you and guiding as little, or much as you prefer.

Cost: £69 (£63) for a single room, £139 (£126) for a double room, £25 (£23) for a day delegate. (Book before 1st May 2019 for our early bird discount)
In brief: Exploring our Christian spirituality using art and creativity. We pray that you return feeling refreshed, replenished and ready to share your faith anew.
To book: Print and complete the booking form (pdf) , or alternatively contact admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Tutorial Office, Westminster College, Cambridge, CB3 0AA

Supporting Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders 2019 - Sing a New Song, The use of Scripture in Worship

Our 2019 Supporting Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders residentials will be helping us to Sing a New Song as we explore worship together.

During our time together we will be thinking about all aspects of worship and the rich resources available to us from ancient to modern. We will also think about how we can use these resources to keep worship fresh and offer new insights, for ourselves and the congregations we serve. Our Biblical focus will be the Gospel of Matthew.

Cost: £139 for a single room, £277 for a double room, £51 for a day delegate. Book before 1st May 2019 for our early bird discount.
In brief: This popular event will be a mixture of input from college staff, discussion, reflection and worship, as well as social time together.
To book: Print and complete the booking form (pdf) , or alternatively contact admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Tutorial Office, Westminster College, Cambridge, CB3 0AA

Blue Planet, Blue God

       

In collaboration with the Faraday Institute and Wesley House this is a conference for anybody concerned with the well being of our planet and our oceans.

Cost: £169 for a single room, £307 for a double room, £81 for a day delegate.
In brief: Keynote speakers are Prof Meric Srokosz and Dr Rebecca Watson authors of the book ‘Blue Planet, Blue God; The bible and the sea’ SCM Press 2017. See the Leaflet for more information.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about one of the most pressing issues of our age.
To book: Print and complete the booking form (pdf) , or alternatively contact admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk.

The vision of our redevelopment means maximising the flexibility of our spaces and staff to cater to the many and evolving needs of individuals, congregations, committees and wider URC gatherings. Already Westminster is deeply involved in ecumenical and inter-faith partnerships, and welcomes enquiries from individuals and groups from other traditions.

We offer a growing and diverse range of programmes for the Church. Most of these are open to lay and ordained participants, and some focus upon specific groups and ministries such as URC worship leaders and preachers. Creativity and feeding a spiritual imagination are fundamental to our life and work. We offer you opportunity for retreat and spiritual guidance along with the creative possibilities of our worship, chapel, prayer labyrinth and art studio. Cambridge provides a host of opportunities, and many add time to enjoy these to participation in an event with us. To find out more please get in touch. We are always happy to add you to our contact lists.

Please note as from Thursday 1st February 2018, Westminster College carpark will be regulated as below;
Monday to Friday – 8am to 5pm – Annual Permit holders only
Monday to Friday – 5pm to 8am – Pay and Display (£1.50 per hour, £5.00 over 3 hours and overnight stay)
Weekends All day – Pay and Display (£1.50 per hour, £5.00 over 3 hours and overnight stay)

Please note, however, that ALL URC EVENTS WILL BE EXEMPT FROM ANY PARKING CHARGES

You will find further details about planning your journey and alternative parking here. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on 01223 33 06 30.

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