Visit to St John’s Seminary – FULL

16th February 2019, 14:00 - 16:00

A guided visit to learn about the history, the buildings and the work of St John’s Seminary at Wonersh.

St John’s Seminary was built by the Diocese of Southwark in 1891 as a Seminary for the training of priests. It was designed by F.A. Walters in the Dutch Jacobean Style. Walters was a prolific ecclesiastical architect and also responsible for the local Catholic churches in Dorking, Godalming, Haslemere and Chilworth. The Chapel was completed in 1896 and the building extended in the 1960s. Today it continues its work of priestly formation, taking students from the South of England and beyond. It was the location of the Hastings Royal Hospital for the TV series Foyle’s War.

This event will not be suitable for children under 10 or pushchairs. This event is not suitable for dogs. There are a few steps to negotiate, but otherwise access is suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Please advise when booking if any attendees have limited mobility to ensure that arrangements can be made.
Toilet facilities are available at the Seminary.

The cost for the day will be £10 for members and £12 for non-members. Light refreshments are included.

Booking is essential. If you would like to join us, would you please book online at the bottom of this page or complete and return the downloadable slip below in green letters to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before 5th February.
Please include your e-mail address or a stamped addressed envelope, so you may be sent full details, directions and locations for the visit.


For further details and enquiries, contact us at or on mobile 07530-949302.

Please note that the Surrey Hills Society and its Event partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or personal injury during events. Participants are requested to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take due care and attention.
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