Redemptorist International Pastoral Centre England


Hawkstone Hall is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to nationals from developing countries. This is Hawkstone's investment in the future of the universal church, and for that reason all applicants must be under 50 years old. While applications are accepted for each course, it is easier to gain a place on the January course. Applicants accepted by the Scholarship Committee pay half the published course fee.

What the scholarship fee includes:

  • All accommodation in single rooms
  • All meals
  • Tuition fees for lectures and workshops
  • Spiritual direction and counselling sessions
  • All course notes offered by the lecturers


The accommodation is provided within the Hall itself, with three meals per day plus afternoon tea. Tea and coffee are always freely available. Each bedroom has central heating, a wash-hand basin, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe, a desk with a lamp, an easy chair, a Bible, a kettle plus tea/coffee (and a bed, of course!). All rooms are single, most with scenic views. Bathrooms and showers are available on each corridor. There are laundry facilities provided free of charge, and fresh bed linen and towels are provided weekly.

The scholarship fee does not include

  • Your flights to and from England
  • The cost of the pilgrimage
  • Your expenses during the 10-day break

Some participants will join the optional pilgrimage; other participants may like to take the opportunity to visit friends or family, or to tour Britain/Ireland during this time. We have found that those with no contacts in Britain have been invited by fellow participants for the break.

Passports and visas

A valid passport and visa are essential for entry into England. If applicants have found further funding in order to join the pilgrimage, they must also obtain a visa to visit Israel/Italy from their nearest home embassies, even if there is not one in their own country. The relevant Embassy in London will not consider giving visas to non-British nationals while they are visiting England. Participants must first get their visa from the Israeli Embassy and then apply for a multi-entry visa to Britain: the British Embassy can then see the need for a multi-entry visa. This can take up to six months to acquire. There is no extra visa required to visit Scotland.

Other considerations

All participants will need to have medical insurance because health care for anyone not holding an English medical card is extremely expensive. Some past participants who have not been insured have had thousands of pounds to pay in medical and hospital care. Hawkstone Hall does not accept any financial responsibility for medical expenses.

All participants are responsible for toiletries and other personal items. They will also need spending money for excursions, fares to local towns £15 - £20, and £20 - £25 for full day outings.

For a scholarship application form please contact:

The Secretary
Hawkstone Hall, Marchamley, Shrewsbury, SY4 5LG, England

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