St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy

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St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy was a charity founded in 1892 to support sick members of the Anglican clergy and which owned a hospital in Fitzroy Square, London. In 2009 the building was sold (it is now a private hospital); the charity was renamed St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy the following year.


The hospital project was founded in 1892 by Canon William Henry Cooper and his second wife, and opened initially, in 1900, as a hostel in Beaumont Street accommodating seven patients before moving to larger premises at 16 Nottingham Place in 1902. In 1904 two houses were acquired in Fitzroy Square. Each was rebuilt, the first being opened by Queen Alexandra, and the second opened in 1923 by Queen Mary.[1]

In 1994, the hospital was refurbished and redeveloped in a scheme designed by architect Ronald Wylde Associates.[2] On 17 January 1995, it was rededicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and officially reopened by Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, on 8 March 1995.[1]

Another refurbishment was undertaken in 2005 (funded by charitable donations from the Laing Family Trusts),[3] but in 2008 it was announced that, due to rising costs, the Fitzroy Square building was to be sold.[4] The hospital was taken over by BMI Healthcare and the building's freehold sold the following year.[5][6] St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy became St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy in January 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b c History of St Luke's
  2. ^ St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy, Fitzroy Square,$3.shtml
  3. ^ "£500,000 Grant Secures Start of Development Work at St Luke's Hospital", UK Fundraising,
  4. ^ "St Luke’s Hospital for Clergy to be sold", Church Times, 5 December 2008
  5. ^ Diocese of Bristol: News and Events "St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy 1 Past, Present and Future"
  6. ^ Diocese of Worcester: News and information "St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy"

External links[edit]

St Luke's Healthcare