Visit to Westminster College, St Clement’s and All Saints churches, Cambridge
Westminster College is a theological college of the United Reformed Church, incorporating the Cheshunt Foundation of the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion.
Westminster College is a late 19th-century theological college of the English Presbyterian Church (since 1972 part of the United Reformed Church), the creation of the redoubtable and erudite Biblical scholars, Mrs Agnes Lewis and Mrs Margaret Gibson, since 1967 incorporating Cheshunt College of the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion, a foundation with a continuous history from the beginnings of that denomination. We begin our visit with a display from the College’s archives, including those of the Countess of Huntingdon and famous nonconformists of the 18th century onward. Then, after coffee/tea we will be given a tour of the college by the archivist, Helen Weller, including the Chapel (an Arts & Crafts gem) and Library with portrait collection. We shall end our visit to the college with lunch in the Hall. For those who wish, there should be a chance to see the attached Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and externally the adjacent new Woolf Institute for the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. After lunch we shall walk half-mile to All Saints church, Jesus Lane, via St Clement’s church, both of which are being opened specially for us. St Clement’s is a medieval parish church of the quayside area, off the beaten tourist track that deserves to be better known; All Saints is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece by Bodley and Morris .
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Own transport. Good public transport links. Disabled parking only (please advise).
Cost £16.00 including refreshments & lunch.
Book by Friday 15th June. N.B. Limited to 24 members.
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Non-member guests are very welcome. You will receive partial refunds on the coach for guest children, in respect of lower entrance fees.
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