Theodore House

About Theodore House

Theodore House is a Grade II listed building. Previously known as the Old Mill and dating to the 1840s, the site was a corn mill built by the Jesuit school that relocated to Stonyhurst Hall from St Omer, France in 1794. The mill was run by the school community as part of the operation to sustain itself. Comprising of a three-storey block with parallel pitched roofs, the mill was powered by water from the two canal ponds that still grace the College’s main driveway. The building fell into disuse and by 2010 part of the roof and the first floor had collapsed.

The site was loaned to the charity by Stonyhurst College and has been rebuilt by funds raised from trusts and private donors. Although the original roof and floor structure has been lost, the exterior walls with all their original openings have been conserved, as have three of the original roof beams. As a result of the careful planning, design and work that has gone into rebuilding Theodore House, the charity has won the regional Building Excellence 2019 award from LABC.

Facilities

Conferences

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Conferences

Theodore House boasts a very spacious and light-filled central atrium with excellent acoustics. Ideal for larger conferences, lectures or training events. The partitions with the meeting rooms on either side can be folded away for a larger space, if the capacity is needed.

Capacity: 80 persons or 150 persons (expanded)

Pricing: £300 per day, £200 per half-day

Meetings

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Meeting Rooms

Two, generous meeting rooms, with excellent lighting, sound proofing and privacy blinds are available at Theodore House for whole day, half-day or hourly usage.

Capacity: 35 persons (lecture style) or 20 persons (boardroom style)

Pricing: £120 per day, £90 per half-day

Retreats

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Retreats

Theodore House welcomes retreat groups, offering space and silence with exclusive use of the facilities. A chapel is available for prayer and for the celebration of Mass, as is the beautiful St Peter’s church located next to Theodore House. We offer reduced rates for parishes and schools.

Capacity: 150 persons (non-residential) or 38 persons (residential)

Pricing: dependent on requirements

Catering

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Catering
A dining room overlooking the garden and woods provides seating for up to 40 persons. Full or half-board catering can be provided for residential groups. Meals, either sit down or buffet, are offered for non-residential groups, as are tea, coffee and biscuits. Pricing dependent on requirements.

Accommodation

A total of 25 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, offer either single or twin occupancy in a clean, comfortable and modern environment. The bedrooms are for the most part situated on the first floor of Theodore House. Four are found in the annexe which, having its own entrance, is ideally suited to family or other small groups. The bedrooms which are all equipped with bed, wardrobe, desk and comfy chair, make the most of natural lighting. Our beds are all fitted with very comfortable mattresses; with the quiet surroundings and fresh air, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed! Wi-Fi is accessible from all the bedrooms.

Booking Enquiry​

Please use the following form to make enquiries about booking Theodore House. Alternatively, you may contact us by email at bookings@christianheritagecentre.com

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