Welcome to the Nicholas Chamberlaine Trusts

Two charities bear the name Nicholas Chamberlaine. One is the Hospital and Sermon Charity and the other is the School Foundation. Unusually they are administered by the same body of Governors or Trustees, The first is concerned with the Bedworth Almshouses and the second with the town’s three Foundation Schools. We hope that you will enjoy exploring our website and learn more about the Rector whose generous legacy has made a difference to generations of Bedworth residents and continues to do so today.

Nicholas Chamberlaine's Will - 1632-1715

Three weeks before his death at the age of 83,  the Rector signed his Will.  He made bequests that would benefit generations of Bedworth people. Even before he died he had placed a Contract to build Almshouses where the Health Centre now stands, and instructed that rents and profits from his estate in Bedworth were to be used to build two Schools. One would be for boys and one for girls with finance to support a Schoolmaster and a Schoolmistress. This is the legacy on which the two Charities have been built.

"Nothing stands in the way of Virtue"

Welcome to the Nicholas Chamberlaine Trusts

Two charities bear the name Nicholas Chamberlaine. One is the Hospital and Sermon Charity and the other is the School Foundation. Unusually they are administered by the same body of Governors or Trustees, The first is concerned with the Bedworth Almshouses and the second with the town’s three Foundation Schools. We hope that you will enjoy exploring our website and learn more about the Rector whose generous legacy has made a difference to generations of Bedworth residents and continues to do so today.

Nicholas Chamberlaine's Will - 1632-1715

Three weeks before his death at the age of 83,  the Rector signed his Will.  He made bequests that would benefit generations of Bedworth people. Even before he died he had placed a Contract to build Almshouses where the Health Centre now stands, and instructed that rents and profits from his estate in Bedworth were to be used to build two Schools. One would be for boys and one for girls with finance to support a Schoolmaster and a Schoolmistress. This is the legacy on which the two Charities have been built.

"Nothing stands in the way of Virtue"

Becoming a Resident

If you currently live within the boundaries of the old Bedworth Urban District Council then you qualify to apply to become a resident.

You also need to be capable of leading an independent life. 

Find out more

Grants

Today's Trustees are equally keen to ensure that the young people of the area should have a good start in life.

To this end they offer discretionary grants to young people starting a first degree or where there is an emphasis on pastoral care and service to the community, for a second degree.

More information

Residents Events

Open Coffee Mornings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.

Almshouse residents provide delicious bacon butties along with toasted tea cakes and other baking delights.

Come and meet old friends and make new ones in the Residents Lounge.

See upcoming dates

Registered Charity Numbers

Nicholas Chamberlaine’s Hospital and Sermon Charity (216930)
Nicholas Chamberlaine’s School Foundation (528672)

The Hospital and Sermon Charity is a member of the Almshouse Association and is able to provide Data Protection and Safeguarding Policies on request. The School Foundation is also subject to Data Protection and can also provide Policies on request.

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