Many of the students who come and study at Capernwray Hall are just blown away by the beautiful architecture of the buildings and the wonderful surroundings. The rolling hills filled with sheep are so quintessentially British. It is no wonder that some of them think that they are living in a castle. Whilst that is not technically correct, the Hall is actually a Manor House, it has been here a long time and until Major Thomas bought it in 1946 it had been in the possession of just one family, the Martons. Since then it has become a familiar home to thousands of people who recognise themselves as being part of the wider family of God. The Hall still carries that feeling of being a family home and people are always commenting on how relaxing and peaceful it is to stay here. It is a fantastic place to set things aside and concentrate on developing your relationship with God by digging deep into his Word.



We really like the fact that the Hall has retained a relaxed and homely feel to it. Because of this our students find it easy to relax and enjoy themselves. Before long they are treating it just like their home which is exactly how we like it to be.


Like most homes the lounge is the best place to hang out and chat with other people. It has many different seating areas so whilst you can gather around with a group of friends you can just as easily find a quiet corner and read a book on your own. In the winter there is often a roaring fire and there is also a piano in there for those of you who like to play. If you want a more serious place to study then the library is the place to go. It has many books which will provide recommended reading for your course but it also has a number of Christian biographies and fiction books to inspire you. The library is a great place to work on your assignments and is equipped with a number of printers.


Sometimes you might need a quieter place to think, read, pray or study. The reading room is set aside as a study area, where you can spread out a bit on a table, write some notes of reflection or update your prayer journal. In here you find further copies of the books associated with the course. The quiet room is a place to be still and quiet. It’s a place to curl up with a good book away from the noise and chatter around the rest of the hall. With great views over the croquet lawn and a room which is often filled with sunshine, it’s great to just sink into one of the many comfy chairs and soak up the atmosphere.



The Hall has a number of different sized rooms. The bedrooms are simply and tastefully furnished with adequate wardrobe and drawer space, a wash hand basin and bedside table. In the Main House and courtyard rooms showers and toilets are located near each bedroom. The new Conference Hall rooms have ensuite facilities.  All rooms are made up for your arrival and bedding is provided. A number of our rooms offer spectacular views over other parts of the Capernwray estate.


Sharing a room gives a great opportunity to get to know other students and their culture. Most will be in a room with 3 or 4 others, although there are some 2-bedded rooms and some are larger. The Bible School staff will allocate rooms taking the student’s age into consideration.


Most rooms include:

  • Sink and washing area
  • Desk and writing area with chair
  • Adequate storage for clothes
  • Bedside lamps
  • All bedding provided


The sports hall provides a number of different options for sport and activity during your time at Capernwray. These include football, basketball, cricket, hockey, volleyball, dodgeball and a purpose-built climbing wall. A variety of organised activities will be arranged but you’re also able to use these facilities when you have free time.


The Hall also has its very own indoor pool and sauna for you to use whilst you are here. They will be open at a number of different times during the week – check the student handbook for a full list of opening times.


There are a variety of outdoor games for you to enjoy including football, netball, volleyball, croquet, putting, shuffleboard, tennis and outdoor chess. Or you could just wander around the beautiful gardens or even walk ‘the loop’ (a track which takes you through the whole grounds of the Hall).



We think that eating together is a vital part of living together as a community of believers. Therefore we all gather together three times a day to eat our main meals in the dining hall. Not only is this an opportunity to physically refuel but is also a chance to chat, make friends and recharge in the company of others. We serve a mixed variety of hot and cold dishes selected from around the world to reflect the cultural diversity of our students. Our kitchen staff are more than willing to listen to requests from students who have favourite home dishes they would like to see included. We serve vegetables and/or salad with most main dishes and there is often fresh fruit available. In addition to the three main meals we also usually serve light snacks during the morning coffee break and home baked snacks for supper and tea/coffee/water is available throughout every mealtime.

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