Welcome from the Rector

Welcome to our web site! At Allen Hall Seminary men prepare to become priests of the Roman Catholic Church. Ours is a rich history. Our seminary was founded in 1568 in France and many of our first priests came to England “on mission” and were subsequently martyred for the Catholic faith.

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President & Archbishop

The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is the 46th President of Allen Hall. He was installed on May 21st 2009.

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Formation Overview

When a man arrives at Allen Hall – either from the Diocese of Westminster or one of the other dioceses or religious orders which send men to Allen Hall – he begins a six-year period of formation for the priesthood. The word ‘formation’ is significant. This time is not just about ‘studying’ or ‘training’ for the priesthood, it is about growing to become more like Christ the Good Shepherd – it involves the whole person.

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