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Charterhouse

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.

Admission
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.

Worship services
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.


Charterhouse
Sutton's Hospital
Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6AN

Opening
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.

Contact
Clerk to the Brothers
Tel: 020 7253 9503
Email: charterhouseec1@aol.com
Website: www.thecharterhouse.org

Researchers interested in the school's history may also contact the school archivist: archive@charterhouse.org.uk or the Honorary Archivist of Sutton's Hospital sc.porter@tiscali.co.uk
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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