Sabbatical Visitors
Are you planning a sabbatical break from ministry or teaching and looking for a place to stay? Or keen to find a warm, welcoming community in which to spend a period of time in research or writing? LST welcomes those looking for a temporary home for a sabbatical or period of scholarship.

LST has a peaceful campus in northwest London with an excellent theological library and fully-catered, recently upgraded ensuite accommodation. With a welcoming community and a lively rhythm of worship, LST is an attractive place to spend some time in research and reflection. 

We welcome applications from sabbatical visitors for periods of one month to one year. You may book accommodation at LST for some or all of this time. 

While a sabbatical visitor you are welcome to attend Chapel, other prayer and worship events, social events, research seminars, and LST conferences (paying the student rate where ticketed). You may also audit classes with the permission of the lecturer. Library access is available for free while resident and at a low visitor rate for non-residents. Fees for borrowing and digital library access are given below. 

While resident at LST, we ask that sabbatical visitors not be in active employment, although very part-time teaching is acceptable. You will be asked to provide a brief proposal and references, via the application form.

Further Details

  • Only single, fully-catered accommodation is available. 
  • There are some weeks where the kitchen is closed. Please ensure that you are made aware of these during your application and are able to make other arrangements for meals during these times. 
  • Please note that the whole campus is closed for two weeks over Christmas. Please ask for dates if relevant. 
  • Sabbatical visitors are required to agree to the LST Safeguarding Policy. 
  • While resident at LST sabbatical visitors must agree to comply with the LST Community Code.  

2023-24 Fees

Sabbatical visitors application (one-time fee) £50
Full-board accommodation (including all meals and library access):
Single room with shared bathroom £280/week

£250/week for 4 weeks+

Ensuite room £315/week

£290/week for 4 weeks+

Room only:
Single room with shared bathroom £30/night
Ensuite room £35/night
Library visitor fees (for non-residents) £25/month
Library borrowing (returnable deposit) £500
Digital library access (on-campus only) £50/month
Meals Breakfast £2

Lunch £5.50

Dinner £4.50