WHAT IS WESTFIELD HOUSE?
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Westfield House (Cambridge, England) was established as a “House of Theological Studies” of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE) in 1962. Historically, Westfield House has received significant financial support from its partner organizations affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), which was instrumental in founding the initial churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England.
The primary mission of Westfield House is to provide confessional Lutheran instruction for its students, who are generally sourced from Eastern European and African nations, to prepare them for their future roles as pastors and deaconesses when they return to their home countries. While Westfield House offers its own recognized programs and certifications, it is its affiliation with two world-class university divinity faculties (University of London and Cambridge University) that allows Westfield House to offer paths to internationally recognized theological degrees.
Westfield House’s efforts in educating prospective pastors and deaconesses in Conservative Lutheran Theology has yielded significant tangible results for its students. Westfield House has been instrumental in training future pastors and deaconesses currently serving in the following countries: Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Congo, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, India, Latvia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and South Sudan.