Church Events at Westminster


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!

 


Living with Dementia: Pastoral and Theological Responses 

This one-day course is designed to develop understanding and help us think through Christian life and worship for those who live with dementia. The day will comprise keynote talks and discussion times.

A collaboration between the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Westminster College.

Cost: £30 including a hot lunch.
No reduced rates or bursaries available.
In Brief: Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics
Revd Dr Rodger Charlton : Understanding Dementia
Revd Mhari McLintock : Living with Dementia

To Book: https://faraday-institute.org/Course_apply.php?CourseID=87&fbclid=IwAR2AqPT2czD1_GEVqYCsJyLdq1wkCmJDR2DeFJlKglAWbV8D4_VFRFF0zO4


The Gathering- For all new expressions of church

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 information: The Gathering 2020


Ministers Refresher Week 2020 : Living in a World of Faiths

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 2020. 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 2020 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

An ecumenical day hosted by Westminster College and Wesley House

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: For more information and a booking form please contact the Tutorial Office:
01223 330632
admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk

OFFER: Bookings received before 1st January 2020 are eligible for a 10% early bird discount.


URC Spirituality Gathering: Seeking God in Words and Quietness

To book: https://urc.org.uk/images/Spirituality/Booking-Form-Sprituality.pdf

The residential cost (including accommodation, all meals and refreshments) is £220.00
The non-residential cost (including meals and refreshments) is £60.00

Please download this form, fill in and save, before emailing back as an attachment to: samantha.bircham@urc.org.uk Or you may return this form by post to: Samantha Bircham, URC Church House, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT

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.

We have detailed accessibility statements available on our Building Accessibility page.

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