About St Oswald's Community Housing
St Oswald’s Hospital is an ancient foundation of almshouses, located at The Tything, Worcester, WR1 1HR. It is comprised of 21 Grade II listed almshouses, a chapel and gardens and St Oswald’s Hospital is considered to be one of the oldest almshouses in the country.
The aim of St Oswald’s Hospital is to provide high quality homes in a safe, secure and friendly environment, with a strong sense of community.
Each of the almshouses is self-contained and consists of a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. Parking is available and almshouses are situated on both the ground floor and first floor of the current Victorian buildings.
The management of St Oswald’s Hospital is closely linked to Worcester Cathedral, with the Cathedral’s Chapter being the trustees of St Oswald’s Hospital. The Chaplain to St Oswald’s (The Revd Canon Kimberly Bohan) is also one of the Cathedral’s residentiary canons.
To qualify as a resident of St Oswald’s Hospital, you must fulfil the Conditions of Entry, which are as follows:
- You must be over 50 years of age.
- You must be able to live independently and look after yourself.
- Your must have been living in the City of Worcester or the parishes listed below for at least two years immediately preceding your application.
- You must be able to provide a prove that you have need of the charitable assistance of the almshouse accommodation provided by the Trustees of St Oswald’s Hospital.
In addition, you are expected to take an active part in the life of the community at St Oswald’s Hospital, including attendance in the chapel twice a week.
If you would like to submit an application to become a resident of St Oswald’s Hospital, please complete an Application Form or contact Matthew Hall (Steward of St Oswald’s Hospital) on 01905 732907 or at MatthewHall@WorcesterCathedral.org.uk
Applicable areas / parishes (see above)
- The City of Worcester
- The Parish of Claines St John Baptist in the County of Worcester
- The Parish of S. Nicholas & All Saints with St Helen in the City of Worcester
- The Parish of St John-in-Bedwardrine in the City of Worcester
- The Parish of St Martin with St Peter-in the City of Worcester
- The Parish of St Mark in the City of Worcester
- The Parish of Leominster in the County of Herefordshire; and
- The Parish of Much Marcle in the County of Herefordshire
St Oswald's Hospital
Tel: 01905 732907