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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.


Groundsperson and External Cleaner

Bromley and Sheppard’s Colleges, an Almshouse in Bromley, is looking for a job share solution to our grounds maintenance and external cleaning, plus some small maintenance jobs.

The colleges provide independent living for retired people with some connection to the Anglican church. Sympathy with Christian beliefs in general and Anglicanism in particular, is not essential but might help the incumbents empathise effectively with the residents.

Accommodation is available, a two bedroom basement flat, and the salary would reflect this. The package of salary, rent and hours is negotiable.  We would expect a level of security and emergency cover since the incumbents would be on site. They would be expected to live in. The incumbents would also have to be Enhanced DBS checked.

Please send your CV, with an indication of horticultural knowledge and grounds maintenance experience, to chaplain@bandscolleges.org


COVID19 – Update

We are cautiously optimistic about our collegians and the virus, up to now we have maintained an acceptable balance between independent living and protocols to protect our most vulnerable.  We are opening our doors to invited guests: family and friends, but not allowing casual visitors.  The guest flats remain closed but where there is room, guests are permitted to stay overnight in collegians’ flats. There is great hope that we will be able to participate in the Open House weekend in September with appropriate care.  We have returned to Chapel for the weekly silent prayer meeting and private prayer, suitably socially distanced and sanitised.  The decision to re-enter the Chapel for the weekly Eucharist has been postponed because everyone likes the outdoor services we have been conducting since the lock down and not rushing to move inside!  Those who need to be shielded or quarantined for health reasons or to prepare for operations are observing their own restrictions and we are honouring those.

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.

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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.