Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse was originally a Carthusian Priory (1371-1538). After a period as a private Tudor mansion, it became, in 1611, a school and an almshouse.
John Wesley was a scholar at the school between 1714 and 1720 before he continued his education at Christ Church, Oxford. A plaque and a statue commemorating him can be found in Chapel Cloister.
Charterhouse School moved to Godalming in Surrey in 1872 and today Sutton's Hospital is home for the Brothers of Charterhouse, a community of 40+ retired single elderly men.
Tours £10 per person. Arrangements for booking are available on the website. Also a programme of evening Musical Tours is offered - see www.thecharterhouse.org for details and cost.
Anglican. Sunday: 9.45am Holy Communion - sermons are preached on Principal Feasts;
Monday–Saturday: 8.00am Morning Prayer
5.30pm Evening Prayer;
Holy Days and Saints
Days: In addition to Morning and Evening
Prayer, Holy Communion is celebrated, either
in the Chapel at 9.45am or in St Bruno's Chapel,
Queen Elizabeth II Infirmary, at 11.00am.
London EC1M 6AN
Tours of the buildings are available by prior arrangement on Wednesday afternoons between April and August. All worship services are open to the public. Also a programme of evening Musical Tours is offered – see website for details and cost.
Clerk to the Brothers
Tel: 020 7253 9503
Researchers interested in the school's history may also contact the school archivist: email@example.com or the Honorary Archivist of Sutton's Hospital firstname.lastname@example.org
Or see www.thecharterhouse.org
Getting there [TQ318819]
Tube: nearest station Barbican (Farringdon over/underground nearby)
Bus: Buses stop on Aldersgate Street, near Carthusian Street.
Car: Vehicles enter Charterhouse via the car park in Charterhouse Square, leading from Carthusian Street. Metered parking is available in Charterhouse Square.
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