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


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.

COVID Lock Down

We are firmly in lock down with most of the rest of the country. We hold in our prayers those who are sick, bereaved, facing financial hardship, not seeing family and friends and missing education. There are so many ramifications of this virus beyond just suffering the symptoms.

The collegians keep in good spirits and have decided along with many others to keep our tree and decorations up until Candlemas, a little bit of glitter in the darkness of January!

Less than a dozen of our collegians qualify for the first wave of vaccinations, but gradually we will all be jabbed and feel a little more confident as more of the population is covered.

The stoic members of our community continue to have worship outside with super careful protocols: wearing face coverings, no singing, touching, or mingling and observing social distancing, and hope in this way this we can continue whilst we are tough enough to weather the winter chills.

We pray for our website followers to be safe, peaceful and well in body, mind and spirit in these difficult times.

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

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.