Morden College has been enjoying life fully once more, since most restrictions (imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic) were removed at the College from 16 August


About Morden College

Morden College is a Charity dedicated to supporting older people. Founded in 1695 by the pioneering merchant, Sir John Morden, the Charity has been at the forefront of enriching older people’s lives for more than 300 years. Today the Charity’s core purpose is to provide older people who are in need with a home for life, to support them as they grow older, and to provide care services, including residential care and residential nursing care, if the need arises. We are a strong community, committed to enabling the older people we support to have the highest quality of life, for the rest of their life.

We are very proud of our ‘GOOD’ ratings from the Care Quality Commission

CQC suspended their programme of inspection visits to care services in March 2020, and do not intend to resume it for the immediate future. However, CQC are monitoring our services and on 12 July 2022 reported to Morden College: ‘We carried out a review of the data available to us about Cullum Welch Court Care Home, Morden College on 07-07-2022. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage’.

‘This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.’

The Charity’s Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Responsible Leadership policy statement can be found via the following button.

ESG Responsible Leadership Policy

Discover the new John Morden Centre

In 2014 we began plans for a new social hub in Morden College, a centre where residents could come together in a variety of ways – to meet, eat, act or develop their art and hobbies. Somewhere too where our medical outreach team could operate ‘as one’ to offer medical appointments and complementary therapy.

We are pleased to say that our plans have finally reached fruition in the shape of the distinctive, spacious, new John Morden Centre, complete with Café 19, which we very much expect to become the heart of Morden College. The building is now complete and we are immensely proud of the work undertaken by all parties to bring it to life.

Below you will see our homemade video which we made in lockdown for our Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex, to give an impression of the building and how much we are looking forward to using it when it is up and running fully.


Life at Morden College

Interesting people living life to the full! Here at Morden College you can live independently, with care on the doorstep if needed.


A Little History

Since its inception more than 300 years ago, Morden College has constantly evolved to provide the very best care for older people.



We have more than 200 flats for independent living on three sites: two in Blackheath and one in Beckenham.


Our Ethos

The Charity is founded in the Christian spirit. We believe strongly in the values of courtesy, patience, integrity, and generosity of spirit.


The Care Home

Cullum Welch Court at Morden College is a self-contained 60-bed residential care home with full-time nursing care and a generous staffing ratio.


How to Apply

The Charity will not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, creed, sexual orientation, or religion; we welcome applications from single people, married couples or those in partnerships.

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