Welcome to the website of the Venerable English College, a seminary in Rome for the formation of priests for the dioceses of England and Wales.
The seminary was founded in 1579, and there has been an English presence on the site in Via di Monserrato since the establishment of the Hospice of St Thomas in 1362, making us the oldest English institution outside England.
These two dimensions - hospitality and the formation of priests - still lie at the heart of the life of the College. At present we have 39 seminarians, 35 from England and Wales and four from Scandinavian countries, as well as 7 priests doing postgraduate studies, and a staff of five. Groups of all sorts visit the College during the year, either for our regular Masses and other events, or by pre-arranged visit.
Please do have a look around the site - there is plenty to see and read!

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Telephone: +39 06 6868546/6865808/6877258



Prayer to Our Lady
May Our Lady Vulnerata and

all our Martyr Saints

intercede for us with the Lord,

that our students and benefactors,

past and present,

may be helped and saved

by Him.