We are pleased to welcome ministers and scholars for periods of sabbatical study and reflection at Wesley House.

Download our sabbatical flyer (pdf)

Visitors can enjoy:

  • newly refurbished/built self-catering accommodation in the heart of Cambridge;
  • space for study and reflection in our brand new state of the art facilities;
  • an extensive theological library, and access to other collections in Cambridge;
  • privileged access to the resources of the Cambridge Theological Federation and the University of Cambridge;
  • access to the social programme of the University of Cambridge for visiting scholars;
  • a term-time pattern of daily prayer and involvement in the life of the college including weekly meal and seminar; and
  • expert subject supervision and support with project development can be negotiated if required at additional cost.

Wesley House, located within walking distance to the historic town centre and amidst some of the oldest university colleges, is an excellent place to spend a sabbatical or a shorter study leave. Affordable accomodation, including access to cooking and washing facilities, the possibility to use the spacious library and morning prayer (during term time) provide a comfortable and stimulating study enviroment. The friendly staff is committed to making sure you can make make the most of your stay here. For scholars and pastors in the Methodist tradition Wesley House is the place to go to for getting some focused research and writing done.


Christoph Raedel, Professor for Systematic Theology at the Freie Theologische Hochschule Giessen (Germany)


“The refurbishment of Wesley House now means it is an ideal place to be based for a period of sustained reading, research or writing. The library is accessible to sabbatical visitors 24/7 and is a wonderfully peaceful place in which to work. The self-catering facilities mean you aren’t tied to particular meal-times, though if you have the resources there are plenty of cafes, coffee-houses and restaurants nearby. I had a 10-day stint there recently and it proved a very fruitful time. I wanted to stay longer!”


Professor Clive Marsh (University of Leicester)


Visiting Scholars
For an additional fee, suitably qualified visiting scholars may also apply for such status in the University’s Faculty of Divinity. Such scholars are welcome to the senior seminars of the Faculty which run during term time: Old Testament; New Testament; Christian Theology; History of Christianity; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies; Hebrew, Jewish, Early Christian Studies; Patristics; World Christianities.



How to apply
To enquire about Sabbaticals please complete our Information and Enquiry form or contact our Director of Studies.