An arts-and-crafts mansion, set in four acres of grounds.
Nazarene Theological College is located in a former mansion that’s encompassed by four acres of grounds. Well within the city limits, we are accessible by all forms of transport. Sharing the site is a state-of-the art teaching facility, a spacious chapel and a cozy café. A perfect setting for conferences, weddings, a retreat, or an away day, we offer special rates for churches and other partner organisations. For information on rates and availability, please contact the bookings and accommodation office.
The main White House building was built in 1914 by the renowned Manchester architect Frank Dunkerley. The conference room, with barrel ceiling and large fire-place, can seat up to 24 people. With wi-fi and a video-projector available, it forms an atmospheric meeting place.
Larger groups meet in the College Chapel, which holds from 50 – 125. It has amplification and projection facilities available along with a superb grand piano and, for those with suitable skills, a small pipe organ!
The café and conservatory provide￼ a pleasantly informal area, with bistro tables and squashy furniture. It can also function as a lunch venue, or be a space for smaller groups to meet.
The Emmanuel Centre is the College’s main teaching area, and four of the rooms can be booked individually or collectively. The building is wheelchair accessible with a lift to the upper two floors. Two of the 40-seat classrooms can be combined into a larger space, complete with Smartboard, large Smart TV, and Wi-Fi. The Emmanuel Centre is also home to the excellent Hugh Rae Library, the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and the Manchester Centre of the Study of Christianity and Islam.
Worth a special mention is the outdoor space: the largest private woodland in south Manchester, with extensive lawns overlooking the Mersey Valley. Feel free to wander about or find a spot for quiet reflection.
Disability access information
Library and The Emmanuel Centre
These are the two buildings that (non-resident) students require most access to. Classes generally take place on the second floor of The Emmanuel Centre.
The Library is on the ground floor of the Emmanuel Centre with two reserved car parking spaces for Disabled drivers, making the building more accessible for students using the library and attending classes. The Emmanuel Centre is also wheelchair-accessible with a lift to the upper two floors and an Evac-Chair in case of emergencies. Disabled toilet facilities are available on the ground and second floor. Security keypads are on all external and Library doors.
Chapel and Café
Our Chapel has level access and also serves as a level access route to the café area. Security keypad to access Chapel.
White House (main administrative centre)
Although reasonable adjustments have been made to support access to all of our facilities, most of our older buildings such as the White House are listed buildings without lifts. However, two portable ramps are available to facilitate access to the White House as well as a disabled entrance at the back of the building along a small, permanent concrete ramp. There is priority parking outside this building for Disabled drivers and staff.
The main Reception area and most of the administrative offices are on the ground floor of the White House. Some Lecturer’s studies and staff offices are only accessible via stairs with a handrail but meeting rooms are available to enable discussions in spaces that are more accessible. A disabled toilet is also available on the ground floor of the White House. Security keypad to access this building from all external doors although access through the main entrance is assisted by our Reception team.
Hurlett Hall (main residence) the main and rear entrances have level access. The main front entrance has a permanent low ramp in place and is suitable for wheelchairs. The ground floor kitchen and living area is also wheelchair accessible, although the kitchen area has not been adapted for other mobility or physical needs. Security keypad to access the main entrance.
There is one room at ground level that has been adapted to include disability access, a double bed and wet-room. All other bedrooms have en-suite ‘bathroom pods’ with a step up to them.
Beech Wing bedrooms have level access but the rest of the self-catering accommodation in this building is only accessible via a stairway with handrail. Although bedrooms are en-suite, there are no adapted bathroom or toilet facilities in this residence. Security keypad to access the main entrance
Dene House guest flats are only available via a stairway with handrail. There are no adapted bathroom or toilet facilities in this residence. Security keypad to access the main entrance.
Laundry Small step at the main entrance. Level access can be arranged through the café kitchen. However, the laundry area is a small space and not suitable for wheelchairs. Security keypad to access laundry.
Also see our Accommodation page.
Further information about Learning Support can be found on our Learning Support page.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific questions about facilities for disabled students, or contact us to arrange a visit and discuss your requirements.