Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

Since 2019, Lyn’s House has found a home at the Margaret Beaufort Institute


Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology is a lay Catholic Institute in the heart of Cambridge and part of the Cambridge Theological Federation. It resources lay people theologically both within and outside of the Catholic tradition, providing specialist theological education and open learning opportunities for both individuals and groups.

Find out more about MBIT here

Our relationship

Lyn’s House is ecumenical in outlook and practice: we are an intentionally Christian community which is open to people from all faith backgrounds, and none.
We were delighted when, in September 2019, the opportunity arose to re-locate the resident community in The Lodge, a house on the site of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (MBIT). This is close to the Sidgwick site of Cambridge University and other colleges with which we have relationships. Both organisations operate independently on the MBIT site alongside one another, with a great deal of mutual relationship and support. We’re grateful to the Principal, staff and Board of the Institute for the generous support and  hospitality they have extended to Lyn’s House and  are excited about the ways in which the relationship between the two organisations is developing.

“The Margaret Beaufort Institute is a community of faith and learning, where the development of friendship is one of our highest values. 

We are delighted to have Lyn’s House as part of our wider community where all of us can experience the joy and challenge of friendships that widen our horizons and stretch our understanding of the meaning of companionship. Being part of Lyn’s House is one of the best parts of my life!”

Dr Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ, Director of the Religious Life Institute at MBIT and Link Person to Lyn’s House

Lyn’s House is the working name for the Cambridge Friendship Trust, a charitable incorporated organisation registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales with registration number 1187876. The registered office is:  The Lodge, ℅ Margaret Beaufort Institute, 12-14 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DE.