The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst has taken on the renovation of the Stonyhurst Old Mill Building. The Building was originally used to grind wheat for bread for the Jesuit community and boys at the college. Now in a state of disrepair it has been taken on by The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst for the annual rent of one loaf of bread and six Altar Candles. The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst are in the final stages of planning for the major renovation of this Grade Two Listed building into a Study, Retreat and leadership centre. It will provide accommodation for school groups, students, interest groups and others to come on guided retreats at Stonyhurst. It will also provide somewhere for those who are conducting academic scholarship in the Libraries and collections a place to work and live. Theodore House will also be the central study place for a leadership programme overseen by Lord Alton of Liverpool, Professor of Citizenship at John Moore’s University.
The Architectural work is being overseen by Cassidy & Ashton a Lancastrian Architecture firm. The renovated Theodore House will include sleeping accommodation for 30, an Oratory, a library, a conference room, study rooms, and a refectory.