Our UK alumni and any CH parents or friends visiting London will have a rare opportunity to be entertained inside Lambeth Palace on 10 May this year.

College House is enormously grateful to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby for kindly allowing the College House NZ Trust to hold this reception in the Palace. Lambeth Palace has been the official London residence of Archbishops of Canterbury since mediaeval times.

Parts of the Palace date from the 13th Century while much of the rest was completed in Tudor times. Significant restoration was required after World War II as the palace buildings were heavily bombed. The buildings and grounds are registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 by English Heritage as a building of national architectural and historical significance

The reception will be held in the State Drawing Room, which was once the daily living room of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Today the State Drawing Room is mainly used for entertaining visiting guests, including religious and political leaders and members of the Royal Family.

Our guest speaker will be CH alumnus, Emeritus Archbishop Sir David Moxon (1972-73) who is a recently appointed CH board member. David returned to New Zealand last year from his position as the Anglican Church's representative to the Vatican. As a board member, he will be closely involved with plans for the strengthening of our much-loved Chapel. You can read more about Sir David here in our 2017 alumni magazine.

The College House NZ Trust, is a registered charity in the UK, which supports the activities of College House.

If you are able to attend please contact the College House This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further details and an online booking form will be available shortly.

 Lambeth State Drawing Room

The State Drawing Room, Lambeth Palace

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