The house was first used as the home of the Southwark Ordination Course and is now widely employed as a venue for training in the Diocese. It serves as a centre for Diocesan conferences and meetings, parish house parties, retreats and study groups.

The use of the house has been gradually extended to include training for a variety of religious and secular groups that value the peace and quiet of its location. When Wychcroft is not being used residentially, it is available for day conference groups.

The facilities consist of:

  • a large lounge/common room
  • a small meeting room
  • a comfortable library, with a good selection of theological books
  • a large dining room a spacious hall
  • simple, modern audio-visual equipment
  • the Chapel, dedicated to the People of God, which is designed to be adaptable so that groups can worship as they wish.

The house has 23 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 36 guests. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished and all have washbasins.

The Warden and house team aim to provide a welcoming atmosphere, unobtrusive service and good home cooking. They try to be flexible to the requirements that different groups might have.

The house is open throughout the year. The Warden will provide details of charges, availability and terms of booking, on request from:
Wychcroft, Bletchingley, Redhill, Surrey RH1 4NE.
Tel: 01883 743041
E-mail: [email protected]

For more information on the facilities and history of the house, visit

The South London Church Fund and Southwark Diocese Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee (No. 236594).
Registered Office: Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW. Registered Charity: (No. 249678).

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