It is increasingly clear to us that the work of church planting and the training up of future ministers go hand in hand.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”Romans 10: 14-15 – NKJV
Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary, which is based in the heart of Newcastle, is England’s Presbyterian Seminary.
Westminster trains men for ministry through regular face-to-face teaching from Revd Dr Bill Schweitzer and Revd Dr Ian Hamilton (hear his inaugural lectures on Church History), visiting lecturers who deliver intensive courses (such as the Revd Dr Joseph Pipa on Reformed Worship), live electronic teaching from UK-based lecturers, and live electronic teaching from partnering American campuses such as Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Students receive their degrees through accreditation from prestigous reformed seminaries in the USA and so programmes of study, whether the MDiv, BD, MA for Elders and Deacons or Special Student status are eligible to receive the relevant US degree upon completion.
The seminary shares its venue with the All Saints Presbyterian Church offices, giving students the invaluable experience of practical behind-the-scenes church work as well as academic theological training.
We hope to be expanding this new provision both in terms of delivered face-to-face content and student numbers in the coming months and years. If you are interested please get in touch with the Seminary Administrator Revd Dr Gary McKee at:
For more information please see the seminary’s own website – www.presbyterianseminary.org.uk