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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 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.


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 in a Catholic residential, spiritual and academic community. 

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


Rent prices

  • 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 (x4): £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. 

* 2017/18 pricing for guide purposes only. 2018/19 pricing to be confirmed.


Other communal facilities

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

Location in Strawberry Hill

7 Waldegrave Gardens
Strawberry Hill
TW1 4PQ
Google map 

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