Registered Charity No. 205220


Volunteers Needed!

The College’s roots and our enduring mission stretch back to the early 1890s when our founder, Canon William Cooper, first began to moot the idea of a hostel in London and a convalescent home in the country, at a time when many elderly Anglican clergy and returning Missionaries “had no refuge but the Union Infirmary or the common ward of the Workhouse”. To this day, our mission is straightforward: to ensure that elderly, impoverished or infirm Clergy, Clergy spouses, widows, widowers and other Anglicans benefit from the best possible care.

The College has had ties with the local community for more than a century, and as we move towards our 120th anniversary, we are currently working to celebrate, strengthen and extend our community links through a range of interesting, informative and entertaining activities.

While we already benefit from the splendid efforts of a thriving “Friends” organisation, we are now looking for new volunteers around the country to become involved in these activities and to help us further develop our services. In some ways this replicates the involvement of local volunteers in the late 19th & early 20th centuries who worked to build awareness of the need for the College and who sought to make it an enduring reality.

In addition to this website we are also on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter, but if you would like more details of our range of volunteering opportunities, please call on 01342 872813 or send an email to

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