Community

Full-time students come into the community with a wide range of experiences and interests, some direct from other colleges or university; others have considerable work experience, some are single, others are married.

The Common Room is the centre of the College's social life, with a licensed bar and a busy diary of events. If you're a musician, you can join in with a variety of music making; if you're into sports, there's a football and cricket field, plus a croquet lawn. 

The community includes families, of course, and partners and children are valued members of the community. 

Pets are accepted and suitable accommodation can generally be provided.

Within this active and busy environment, students are encouraged to work out how to organise enough time and space for themselves and become accustomed to the public nature of ordained ministry.

The most essential things are probably not in the curriculum. They're the things you learn by chatting to someone over coffee in the Common Room, learning to live together and getting used to people being different from you.
Phillippa

Where You Live

Single students are provided with furnished single study bedrooms, many are en-suite and others are traditional sets with separate bedroom and study areas with shared bathroom facilities. There is also a shared lounge and kitchen for the exclusive use of single students.

Students with families are provided with unfurnished flats either on the campus or in nearby properties, with a study in College if available. In term-time, all meals for students are provided, and students' families are welcome to come in for lunch.

The Village

The College lies on the north edge of Cuddesdon, a small village with a population of just over 400. The village is six miles from Oxford city centre, close to mainline stations in Oxford and at Haddenham and Thame Parkway, and just four miles from Thornhill Park and Ride with frequent coaches to London and the airports. The centre of the village is a short stroll away, and includes the 12th century church of All Saints, the Bat and Ball pub, the village hall and a recreation ground with play area. There is a weekly playgroup, regular film nights, and a WI. 

The College community is interwoven with the life of the village. We share in village events such as the fete, cricket matches and bonfire night. A member of staff is curate of the parish, with the College worshiping in All Saints for evening prayer and the weekly Eucharist.