Westminster’s recent redevelopment enables us to cater to the many and evolving needs of individuals, congregations, and committees of the wider United Reformed Church, as well as our ecumenical and inter-faith partners beyond.

If you are looking to organise an event, please visit Conferences and Events or contact our team. We welcome enquiries from individuals and groups from other traditions.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 additional 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.

As you can see from the upcoming events listed below, we offer a growing and diverse range of programmes for the church. Most of these are open to lay and ordained participants. Some focus explicitly upon specific groups and ministries such as URC worship leaders and preachers or leaders of fresh expressions of church. But the vasty majority invite participation from a broad a group of attendees.


As from 1 February 2018, the College carpark will be regulated as follows:

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 can find further details about planning your journey and alternative parking here. We have detailed accessibility statements available on our Building Accessibility page. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on 01223 33 06 30.


Online Open Day
Thursday 9th July 2020
10.30am – 12.30pm

Cost: Free.

In brief: Our Open Day is offered in the hope that you might feel called to join our learning community, this event invites you to explore Westminster’s many short courses, degree programmes, and other educational resources.

To book: Please email the Tutorial Office. A link will then be sent to you to enable a login on the day.

For more information: You can also find updates on our Facebook event.


The Gathering : For all new expressions of church
Tues 21st-Weds 22nd January
Fri 17th-Sat 18th July
Mon 12th-Tue 13th October

The Gathering will be a space for sharing best practice and bouncing ideas; and will recognise that each team is starting in a different place, with different interests and different groups, yet acknowledging that we all have one primary goal – to bring new disciples to Jesus.

Cost: £25 per person per 24hr toward accommodation and food.

In brief: The Gathering will be a network of prayerful mutual encouragement which will convene for three 24-hour meetings in 2020 (plus in-between via social media) and meetings thereafter to be arranged.

To book: Numbers are limited, so we ask that in the first instance you indicate interest by emailing linda.rayner@urc.org.uk with your name, the name and location of your new expression of church plus a few details of the work that you are doing. Please indicate interest by Friday 20th September 2019.

For more informationThe Gathering 2020


Ministers Refresher Week 2021 : Living in a World of Faiths
Mon 8th-Fri 12th March

After the success of the Westminster College Ministers Refresher Week in 2019, we will once again be offering the opportunity to come and spend a week with us in 2021. The intention is to follow a similar format as 2019. Allowing time for study, reflection, worship, relaxation, creative space, if desired, including time to socialize and take in some of the many sights and opportunities both the college and Cambridge has to offer.

Cost:  Single room -£285.00     Double room – £570.00    Day delegate – £109.00

In brief: For 2021 our theme will be Living in a world of Faiths. We are delighted that Dr Edward Kessler MBE Founder Director of the Woolf Institute and a leading thinker in interfaith relations, primarily, Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations will be with us as our key-note speaker.

To book: Ministers Refresher Week Booking Form 20

The Refresher Week is eligible for EM funding. Please speak to your Training Officer when booking


Life Together : LEP’s Today and Tomorrow

Sat 5th June 2021

An ecumenical day hosted by Westminster College and Wesley House, our sibling institution in the Cambridge Theological Federation.

In brief: This promises to be both an informative and inspiring day for those ministering in or involved with LEP settings. The day will combine a key note talk by Professor David Ford; worship, workshops as well as providing  space for networking and sharing of experiences at the coalface

Cost: £35.00 (includes a hot lunch and tea and coffee on arrival and during the afternoon)

To book: Book at lifetogetherleps.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information:  please contact the Tutorial Office (01223 330632; admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk) who will then send you a booking form. Click to see the flyer.


A Word for our Time : Lay Preacher and Worship Leaders
Mon 9th-Wed 11th August 2021

In 2021 we will be helping equip Lay Preachers & Worship Leaders for the coming lectionary year. We will look at the gospel of Mark and supporting readings. Come and enjoy a time resourcing you for worship leading with new insights from our teaching staff. There will be time for input and reflection, networking and social opportunities.

To book: Supporting Lay Preachers Booking Form 20

Find updates on our Facebook Event


A Word for our Time : Lay Preacher and Worship Leaders
Fri 10th-Sun 12th September 2021

In 2021 we will be helping equip Lay Preachers & Worship Leaders for the coming lectionary year. We will look at the gospel of Mark and supporting readings. Come and enjoy a time resourcing you for worship leading with new insights from our teaching staff. There will be time for input and reflection, networking and social opportunities.

To book: Supporting Lay Preachers Booking Form 20

Find updates on our Facebook Event