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With 38 single rooms and 6 shared rooms, William Temple House is home to 50 full-time students from all over the world and of many faiths and none. Our accommodation is a self-catering accommodation in London open to full-time students aged between 18 and 30.


William Temple House is rare among student houses - big enough that you’ll meet many new people, but small enough to create a real sense of community. We select candidates (regardless of their background) in order to create a varied household from all over the world and many different academic disciplines. 


We also have a commitment to organising regular events, particularly those suggested by residents, including themed film nights, trips to the theatre and walks in the countryside. And with Earl's Court station just around the corner, it's really easy to get around London!


We're a registered charity with a non-profit ethos, receiving no direct funding from the Church, Government or Universities. The house is entirely funded by accommodation fees, which are reinvested in the house and its activities.


William Temple House is named after the Anglican bishop William Temple (1881 – 1944). He served as Bishop of Manchester, Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury. 


A renowned teacher and preacher, Temple is perhaps best known for his 1942 book Christianity and Social Order, which set out a vision for what would constitute a just post-war society, inspired by his socialist theology. 


He is also noted for his involvement with the founding of the UK's National Health Service, as well as being one of the founders of the Council of Christians and Jews.


His socially-engaged and egalitarian approach to spiritual practice continues to inspire the ethos of the house, where the emotional wellbeing of the residents comes first.

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