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Retirement apartments for Clerks in Holy Orders and some family members

Staff

The Chaplain is the Reverend Jane Kustner chaplain@bandscolleges.org

The Office Manager is Joanna Frost admin@bandscolleges.org. She is available from Monday to Thursday, 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

The resident Welfare Officer is Linda Balmer welfare@bandscolleges.org.

Welcome

COVID Restrictions

We are now in Tier 2 – high risk.  So we are back to not visiting each other’s flats and the rule of 6 operating inside for bubbles and outside properly socially distanced.

The intrepid collegians have managed to continue with Tai Chi – outside in groups of 6 – two every Friday evening. We are meeting for worship both inside and outside on Sundays and Red Letter Days.  It takes a lot to bring us down!

We managed to run Open House with 3 guides and groups of less than 5 in each – properly masked and socially distanced and keeping to the grounds.  Our guides did at least 4 sessions each to accommodate all those who had booked in. That experience made me realise how important our presence is in the community, from the excitement and gratitude of those who were able to participate.

Now of course we are looking to what we do for Christmas. Ideas include: a giant Christmas tree with lights by the Wren entrance to cheer up passers by, and carol singing around the colleges.  Lunch will be something special – but who knows what or how right now?

If you have any concerns please call the Office 020 8460 4712 or Chaplain Jane 07947 778441.

We continue to support each other and are in good spirits! Please pray for our safety and well-being as we pray for yours.

Welcome to our Colleges’ website and to the various sections:

Collegians – for details of the day to day life of our community including a regularly updated news page.

Essentials – for anything you wish to know about accommodation, administration, the Chapel, our location and a note about visiting us.

Friends – our Friends generously support the life, work and fabric of our Colleges.

Galleries – see some photographs of the Colleges and our grounds through the different seasons.

History – read about our history since our Foundation in 1666.

Blog – The chaplain shares some reflections about our lives together.