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Practicalities

Be prepared for your time at Bible School – travel, finances, credits and more.

What is the application deadline for bible school?

There is no set deadline for applying to Bible School, but please note if you need a visa to enter the UK you should adjust your application accordingly.

Can I stay at the School during term breaks or after the course?

We run holiday programmes during the Christmas break, between Winter and Spring Bible School and the Summer, so students do need to leave, either to return home or to travel. There is a storage room where you can leave your luggage over the break.

If you are from the EU or have come into the UK on a Youth Mobility Visa, you may be able to volunteer as a voluntary worker on the domestic, maintenance or guest teams (if you do so, accommodation will be provided). If however you come into the UK as a Short Term Student, you will not be able to volunteer at any point.

How do I get to Capernwray?

See our driving directions or information about getting to Capernwray by public transport.

Data protection laws mean we can’t give out details of people travelling from the same area, but if you search Facebook for “Capernwray Bible School” and join the group for the year of your course, you can link up with other students that way.

How do I pay for the course?

Once we accept you on to a course, we’ll ask you to secure your place by paying a deposit within 30 days of the date on your acceptance letter, and the balance 2 weeks before the beginning of your first term. You can pay in pounds sterling by bank transfer, credit card or a bank cheque.  Please visit our Fees page for more information.

Can I have visitors to stay with me?

Yes, you can, but accommodation is limited so book well in advance. You could also try the nearby Capernwray Country House or other local B&B (bed and breakfast) or Airbnb places.

Laptops, WiFi and printing

You are welcome to bring your own laptop to the school and many students find it helpful for taking notes and writing assignments. There is WiFi available at specific times of day. We have some Apple iMacs that you can use to access the Internet free of charge, but due to the number of students you might not always be able to use one.

Receiving packages and letters

Ask people to address your post to ‘Your Name’, Capernwray Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 1AG, England. We sort the post and put it into students’ mailboxes each day. Warning: packages worth over £30 might be taxed on or even after they are delivered.

What Bible version do I need for the Bible School?

We don’t mind which one you use, but many lecturers use the NIV (New International Version) or NASB. If English is not your first language, the NIV is easy to understand. You can buy many different kinds of Bible at our bookshop when you arrive.

What electrical power adaptors do I need?

The UK mains electricity supply is 230V 50hz. Your laptop’s power supply should be able to handle this but you may need an adapter to convert your plug to a UK three pin socket. We can loan you one for a small deposit. Hair dryers and other appliances may need a transformer to change the voltage.

Please Note: On the first Sunday of school we will check all your electrical equipment for safety and correct voltage. If your adaptor is not safe (e.g. no fuse and no small black sleeve on the pins), we can loan you a safe adaptor for a £5 deposit.

What should I pack?

At all times of year we recommend you bring waterproofs, good outdoor shoes, sports shoes and a swimming costume if you want to use the pool. You don’t need bedding but you’ll need a towel. You can bring a portable musical instrument (e.g. violin, guitar, clarinet) if you have one, but make sure it’s properly insured. Storage space in the rooms is limited, so pack carefully.

The average September temperature in our area is 14°C, falling to around 5°C in December and January (with occasional snow) and gradually rising to 18°C again by June. Warm clothes are certainly recommended in winter. You might get away with lighter clothing in spring, but April can still be pretty cold in the morning and evening!

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