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Benedict XVI House

Please note: there is limited availability remaining for Benedict XVI House.

Benedict XVI House is a lay community of St Mary’s University. The House was set up as a legacy of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the University in September 2010 as a Catholic residential, spiritual and academic community of students studying at St Mary’s University.

Its purpose is to provide a space within the University for a small group consisting of one member of staff and ten students to live together as an intentional Catholic community. The ethos of the House is lived out in community, prayer and outreach.

There are currently ten places available to full time students of St Mary's University. The house is beautifully appointed, with a kitchen, dining room, living room and garden, as well as a small chapel  and on-site laundry facilities. Most study-bedrooms are en-suite and of a very high standard.

If you would like to find out more about Benedict XVI House, please contact

Apply for accommodation in Benedict XVI House

There are ten places available to full-time students of St Mary's University who are willing to commit to living as a Catholic residential, spiritual and academic community. 

To apply for accommodation in Benedict XVI House, please contact the Chaplaincy at to request an application form. 

Rent prices 2017/18

  • Single en-suite bedroom (x1): £199.36 p/wk
  • Large en-suite bedroom (x3): £209.79 p/wk
  • Single non-en suite bedroom (x2): £168.49 p/wk
  • Shared twin en-suite bedroom (x2): £133.63 p/wk

Please note: although the prices above reflect the weekly rent, the Accommodation Service will request rent in three equal instalments that fall on the same dates as other catered accommodation payments. Licences for Benedict House are offered for 37 weeks. 

Other communal facilities

  • Large fully fitted kitchen
  • Laundry room (with washing and drying facilities)
  • Comfortable sitting room
  • Chapel for quiet moments
  • Large Garden

Broadband internet is available free of charge in all student bedrooms in catered University Accommodation. Students can connect either using an Ethernet cable, or by using a specially configured router available on loan from the  Library and Learning Technology department on campus.

Free internet access is also available on campus.

Location in Strawberry Hill

7 Waldegrave Gardens
Strawberry Hill
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