Our ethos

In our activities and the running of our facilities we seek to hold in creative tension….

  • Prayerfulness and critical questioning
  • Our Wesleyan roots and open engagement with others
  • Academic rigour and practical effectiveness
  • Institutional memory and prophetic vision
  • Freedom to think and respect for difference
  • The local and the global
  • Responsiveness to needs and careful stewardship of resources
  • Support for learning and encouragement of independent work
  • The concerns and interests of the various overlapping communities
    that form Wesley House

We seek to nurture working, worshipping, residential and learning communities and partnerships that invite:

  • fairness and respect
  • open communication
  • depth of engagement
  • realism and creativity
  • kindness and generosity
  • mutual support and accountability
  • naming and learning from our mistakes