What our Students say...
❝I really enjoyed studying at Westminster. I did not know what to expect, especially as I was studying alongside residential students who were preparing for ordained ministry. From the first time I was made very welcome and included as part of the community, there was no feeling of not being a ‘proper student’. I really enjoyed being able to study alongside a diverse group of people, from the federation and get to know some of the sabbatical students. I enjoyed the different modules I studied and appreciated the opportunity to do some ‘intensive’ weeks.
I learnt a lot about myself, about how I cope under pressure, about my own ministry and was challenged a couple of times to consider where God is calling me, something I am still exploring. I also realised I enjoy studying!
Now I have finished this period of study I do feel a little bereft and wonder what to do with my time – I have enjoyed the break but also miss that dedicated time to study.
I would really encourage others to study at Westminster if they have the opportunity, I really appreciated being able to study alongside a wide group of people, and as someone who was not preparing for ordained ministry I wondered if I would be welcome and would cope, and I was. It is a great place to meet people who practice different ministries in the church and the encouragement that I received was excellent❞.
Jane Henderson, CYDO, East Midlands URC Synod.
Read Adam’s reflection here: Adam Woodhouse- Third Year Reflection