The Archbishop of York Visits Westminster College
Thursday 26th July 2012On Thursday 26th July 2012, the Westminster College will welcome many of its friends and supporters to celebrate a successful fundraising Appeal and to thank all those who have contributed so far. One of the Patrons of the College Appeal, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York,
will be the Guest Speaker.
The college is delighted to be welcoming one of the most exciting leaders of the Christian faith today and to have his support in developing the mission and life of the college. We look forward to celebrating the richly diverse life of the college and to hearing from the Archbishop of his own hopes for the future of the whole Church and its place within society.
Westminster College, Cambridge
The college is part of the Cambridge Theological Federation and is the United Reformed Church’s college in Cambridge. It is a centre of prayer, learning and hospitality and provides a wide range of courses and events, to enable church members to deepen faith and to prepare women and men for ministries within the church.
The college has been in Cambridge since 1899 and has worked closely with partners from other churches and other faith communities, with the University of Cambridge and with Anglia Ruskin University, to provide the best possible context for people of faith to engage with the wider worlds of faith and society.
The college has a fine and distinctive building in the Arts & Crafts style; a Cambridge landmark, originally provided in large part by the Scottish sisters made famous by Janet Soskice in her book ‘Sisters of Sinai’. It was a ‘state of the art’ building in its day, but now needs a major redevelopment to provide facilities for new times.
The redevelopment will enable the college to provide accommodation and facilities to a high standard, in sympathy with a listed building, to delight today’s visitors, students and church members. It will also provide the welcome innovation of an art studio.
The total cost of the project is £7 million and the college has already raised over £5.8 million.