The John Morden Centre

Echoing the 1695 design of the original Quadrangle, The John Morden Centre was completed in 2021, designed to be a hub for resident’s social activities and health and wellbeing needs.

Reception & Snug

Welcoming everyone to the John Morden Centre is the main reception and ‘the snug’, a place for beneficiaries to sign up to outings and events, learn about what’s going on or simply relax with a newspaper in a light, airy and calming space.

Health Centre

The multi-treatment room Health Centre serves as a hub for the College’s own Health and Wellbeing team as well as a weekly visiting GP surgery, supporting beneficiaries with their needs and concerns on site.

The Shop

Right next to reception as you enter the John Morden Centre is the College shop, stocking your everyday needs and groceries. The shop is open Monday to Friday until mid-afternoon for visitors to the Centre but also supplies a shopping service, delivering orders to beneficiaries directly.

Café 19

Open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, Café 19 is a bustling location for beneficiaries to come for breakfast, lunch or simply to have a chat over a hot drink and a slice of cake. Whether ordering from the breakfast and lunch menus or from the weekly specials, the café is a great location for both beneficiaries and staff to catch up.

Arts, Crafts & Workshops

Many of our beneficiaries come from creative backgrounds or have been able to expand on their creative passions since joining Morden College and as such the John Morden Centre has dedicated creative spaces and workshops. These spaces host beneficiary led art, craft, needlecraft and many more groups and clubs.

Merchant’s Hall

This multi-use space is the host to Saturday Morning Concerts, exercise classes, formal and informal dinners and much more. With capacity for around 90 guests and adjacent to Café 19 and its kitchen, Merchant’s Hall is one of the core social hubs for College events and where our community can gather and enjoy good food, good company and good times.


A dedicated salon hosts visiting hairdressers, barbers and beauty technicians for beneficiaries to book appointments and enjoy a bit of pampering just a short walk from their homes.

Admissions Information

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. Qualifying individuals, or their next of kin, can apply to the Charity for accommodation in a flat for independent living. Once an individual has been accepted into the Charity as a ‘resident beneficiary’ they are automatically eligible to use all services, including those in our residential care home, after an assessment of the need for care has been made by our qualified staff.