Bromley and Sheppard's Colleges crest

Retirement apartments for Clerks in Holy Orders and some family members


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.

Weekly Herald

Latest copy of our Weekly Herald is now available on the website

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Here at the colleges we are tentatively loosening lock down in accordance with Government Guidelines.

We still ask visitors to wear facemasks in the Quads but are delighted to report that the coffee meetings on the lawn have begun again.  A year ago we would have considered such meetings a small part of our lives together – but now it takes on such significance as a sign of freedom and fellowship.

We had a wonderful Holy Week and Easter; services adapted for worship outside.  Creativity in symbolism and liturgy. On Sunday we held out service in the Wren garden and sang some Easter songs – socially distanced.  The joy in raising our voices in worship was matched by the delight (and perplexity) on the faces of passers by who could see and hear our celebrations.

May we all be blessed during this resurrection time – may the son of God rise in our hearts with healing in his wings!


Good News!  Bromley and Sheppard’s Colleges has some vacancies coming up in the near future.

Here at the Colleges we provide affordable independent living accommodation for clergy, with or without partners, and surviving partners of clergy.  There are forty flats: each with one or two bedrooms and a distinct character. There is a beautiful Victorian Gothic Chapel, used normally for regular worship, a common room, guest flat and laundry room. The Grade I listed buildings are set in 4 acres of grounds, conveniently located in Bromley near the bustling town centre and convenient public transport links into London, the Kent countryside and the coast.  Currently we are worshipping outside and enjoying the Woodland walk around the grounds, but in normal times there are many more activities arranged by collegians. 

The Chaplain and Welfare Officer live onsite.

If you would like to know more, please call the office on 020 8460 4712 or the Chaplain on 07947778441 and take a look at the website: www.bromleyandsheppardscolleges.com Please pass this advertisement on to your friends and colleagues.

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.