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The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson

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Lady Katherine Leveson

Portait of Lady Katherine Leveson by Cornelius Jansen, dated 1625

The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson in Temple Balsall is a Christian Foundation, with a fascinating past, lively present and an open future.

The history of Temple Balsall is focussed on the Old Hall which was the headquarters for the Knights Templar from the 12th Century and The Church of St Mary the Virgin, built about 1340 by the Knights Hospitaller, who succeeded the Templars and which was later restored by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1849.

The present work of the Foundation is focussed on Lady Katherine Housing and Care which provides supported and residential care for older people, the education of children in the School, the Parish, congregation and community of St Mary’s Church and the Leveson Centre for the study of ageing, spirituality and social policy.

Lady Katherine
Housing and Care

Lady Katherine
Leveson School

St Mary's Church
The Leveson Centre

Temple Balsall
and its Heritage

Forthcoming events

Who are we?
Key staff members

The Governing Body

Funeral hatchment depicting the Leveson coat of arms

Funeral hatchment depicting the Leveson coat of arms - three leaves (a rebus of 'leaves-on') and the lion of the Dudley family, from whom Lady Katherine was descended.

This work follows the will of Lady Katherine Leveson who set up the Foundation in 1674 so that these aspects of Christian witness and discipleship might continue in her memory. You can find out more about all these aspects of our work by following the links above.

To keep in touch with events and people at Temple Balsall you can subscribe to the Foundation's magazine Temple Matters.

The community continues to be open to the future as it explores ways in which it can strengthen its Christian witness through the support and encouragement of children and the care of older people.

We invite you to make a donation to the Foundation (Registered Charity no 1146710) which will support our long-term work. more…

Arms of Lady Katherine Leveson

The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson
Registered Charity no. 1146710
Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands B93 0AN

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