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St Alphege Oratory Southwark: Guideline Donations

The Oratory of St. Alphege, Southwark


Our community at Southwark is an intentional community of three sisters of the First Order of the Society of St Francis (the Community of St Francis) together with two others who commit themselves to share in the Franciscan life and work of the house for a limited period of time. Our life is centred on prayer, with ministries of spiritual accompaniment, hospitality and outside paid and voluntary work.

We welcome you as our guest and offer you our hospitality. It is important to us that you have come to share our life, whatever your circumstances. We are glad to accept a donation towards the cost of running this house and its ministry, and some guidelines are offered (see over), but feel free to contribute as you are able.

 St. Alphege Clergy House

Pocock Street,


Tel: 020 7928 8912




Guidelines for Donations

Residential Guests:      Full Board                          £40 per day

                                                  Bed and Breakfast          £30 per day

Day Visitors – Use of room with tea & coffee facilities                  

              Library – maximum 8 persons

              Living Room – maximum 16 persons

Individuals                                                  £15 per day

Group of up to 5 people:                        £30 per day or per evening

Group of 6 – 10 people:                         £40 per day or per evening

Group of 11 or more people:                £60 per day or per evening

Other Ministry:

A member of the Oratory may be available to give a talk to your group, run a quiet day or spend time with you individually for spiritual direction or other kinds of pastoral care.

Spiritual Direction/Retreat Guidance (per session): £25

Leading a Day for a Group     (at the Oratory): £60

                                                         (elsewhere): £90

Leading a Weekend for a Group: £200

Address for a Group: £25

Travel and other Expenses at cost.

Gift Aid:

The Community of St. Francis is a registered charity (No.286615), and we are able to reclaim tax on individual donations from UK taxpayers, who are willing to sign a Gift Aid declaration. Gift Aid information and forms are available from the Sisters.

We are able to accept donations by cheque or cash. Please make cheques payable to The Community of St. Francis.


July 2015