The new and improved website of the Venerable English College, a seminary in Rome for the formation of priests for the dioceses of England and Wales.
Which makes it particularly appropriate for us to breath ‘new life’ into our website. The new website makes it easier for us to update the pages regularly with diary events and news. We hope you also like the new design!
The seminary was founded in 1579, and there has been an English presence on the site in Via di Monserrato since the establishment of the Hospice of St Thomas in 1362, making us the oldest English institution outside England. This year we celebrate 650 years since the foundation of the Hospice. For more on the 650th anniversary click here
These two dimensions – hospitality and the formation of priests – still lie at the heart of the life of the College. At present we have 39 seminarians, 35 from England and Wales and four from Scandinavian countries, as well as 7 priests doing postgraduate studies, and a staff of five. Groups of all sorts visit the College during the year, either for our regular Masses and other events, or by pre-arranged visit.
Please do have a look around the site – there is plenty to see and read!