The origins of Westhill go back to the beginning of the 20th Century, when in 1907 George Cadbury and American George Hamilton Archibald founded the Westhill College. With a strong Free Church/ Non-Conformist background, the aim was to train Sunday School leaders to spread Christian education to ordinary people through the Sunday School movement with a mainly female student body. The College developed through to the 1940s with the addition of male students and with courses in youth work.
Building on our long history, Westhill’s vision in the 21st century is to see communities thriving and individual lives fulfilled and we believe that, by working together in a wide Christian context, we can make things happen.
Westhill’s mission is to provide financial investment and other resources to support religious education projects and faith-motivated activities that enable different people to build bridges with each other and so transform their lives and the life of their communities.