Terms & Conditions

Data Protection and Privacy

Before submitting your application, you must indicate your consent that the information that you supply will be used to process your application to join the Community of St Anselm and this information may be processed by approved reviewers outside the EU/EEC. You consent that the sensitive information that you submit will be held, processed and otherwise treated according to policies implemented by the Community of St Anselm with regards to data protection, information security and information retention. The Community's updated Privacy Policy can be found here.


In order to be eligible for membership, prospective applicants must satisfy the criteria below, furtehr explanation of the rationales behond the criteria can be found here.

  1. Applicants must be aged between 20 and 35 on 1st January 2021.
  2. Applicants must be involved on a regular basis in a local community of Christian worship
  3. If an applicant is married, both spouses must apply for membership, as we find the radically transforming impact of community life is best shared together. Sadly due to constraints in living space and staffing we are unable to accept under-18s into the residential community, and therefore we cannot accept couples with children.
  4. If an applicant is in a committed personal situation, whether in a romantic relationship or some other firm commitment, we would explore during the application process whether it would be possible or suitable to attempt an intensive commitment to community life.
  5. Applicants will need level of English that allows the person to benefit from the teaching (lectures and reading), share and discuss matters of faith with others and participate in the social life of the Community.
  6. Prospective participants must be available between 1st January and 1st July 2021, with no planned substantial periods of absence.
  7. Applicants must complete the Safeguarding questions on the application form and consent to an Enhanced DBS (police) check if offered membership (see section on 'Safeguarding' below).

Any Offer of Membership will be subject to:

1) Satisfactory references

2) Clear DBS check (or equivalent for overseas applicants)

3) Successful visa application (for overseas applicants)

4) A completed Money Plan Agreement (details on this are here)


In the UK, organisations which help vulnerable adults or children are required by law to check that workers or volunteers who may spend time with them do not have a history of violence or sexual misconduct. We call this ‘Safeguarding’. Since the members of the Community of St. Anselm will spend part of their time serving vulnerable and disadvantaged people, if you receive a Conditional Offer into membership we will be running a check with the UK Disclosures and Barring Service (previously CRB). If you are an overseas applicant, we will need to see a police statement of good standing or the equivalent before confirming your offer of membership.


The Community of St Anselm is committed to ensuring that applications from those with disabilities of any kind are thoughtfully and prayerfully considered, regardless of the nature of the disability. However, Lambeth Palace, being a Grade I Listed Building, presents particular access challenges, including narrow staircases and small residential cottages, which may render it sadly unlikely that those with substantial mobility impairment will currently be able to fully participate in residential Community life for the time being. We hope that, as the Community expands in terms of space available, this will no longer be the case. Integrated membership may be possible for those with restricted or impaired mobility. Please discuss your needs on the application form.