Our West Malling campus, in the heart of rural Kent, is situated within the tranquil and spiritually rich environs of Malling Abbey.
Originally founded in 1090 by Gundulf, the Bishop of Rochester, this incredibly atmospheric and historic abbey is also home to a community of Anglican Benedictine nuns.
Alongside a suite of classrooms, Malling Abbey is where our administrative staff and main library facilities are based. Students are also welcome to use the contemplative study spaces at any time.
Staff and students alike join together for worship in the 14th century Pilgrim Chapel, nestled within the abbey’s leafy and sun-dappled grounds.
Classes at the West Malling campus
At Malling Abbey, both part-time and full-time students typically attend teaching days on Fridays from 10am to 4pm.
As a student, you can book study rooms for use during the day and throughout the week; if you usually attend classes at Southwark, this can be a nice change of pace.
You’re also invited to join us anytime for day retreats or quiet times of prayer.
Access to Malling Abbey
Although Malling Abbey is located on the outskirts of the rural Kentish village of West Malling, it’s within easy reach of road and rail links across the South East.
Catch a direct train from London Victoria or Maidstone East to West Malling Train Station and walk five minutes to reach the abbey. Or turn off the M20 at junction 4 to reach West Malling in a matter of minutes.