Westcott House, Cambridge

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Coordinates: 52°12′30″N 0°07′22″E / 52.208395°N 0.122663°E / 52.208395; 0.122663

Westcott House old court

Westcott House is a Church of England theological college based in Jesus Lane located in the centre of the university city of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.[1] Its main activity is training people for ordained ministry in Anglican churches. Westcott House is a founder member of the Cambridge Theological Federation.

The college, now firmly within the Liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England, has its origin in the Cambridge Clergy Training School, which was founded by Brooke Foss Westcott, then Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, in 1881.[2]

Principals of Westcott House[edit]

All the principals of the Clergy Training School and of Westcott House have thus far been ordained Anglican priests.
1916–1919: Closed during World War I.

Notable staff[edit]

Besides the aforementioned principals, notable staff have included:

Notable alumni[edit]

See also Category:Alumni of Westcott House, Cambridge.

Notable alumni of Westcott House and of the Clergy Training School include:



  1. ^ Westcott House website, Home page [1]. Retrieved on August 27, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Westcott House website, “The History of Westcott House”[2]. Retrieved on 13 February 2013.

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