Greygarth Hall is an independent hall of residence situated in the Victoria Park region of Manchester. The hall was built in 1868 and was converted into a university residence in 1961. Since then, it has been providing accommodation for university students in Manchester from all corners of the globe.
Greygarth provides accommodation for 19 male students in individual study bedrooms with a fully catered meals service. The communal facilities include a comfortable common room, a well stocked library and a computer room. A laundry service is also available.
Greygarth Hall is conveniently located in the elegant Victoria Park region of Manchester. The central buildings of Manchester University are within walking distance and other departments may be reached easily by bicycle or public transport.
Greygarth Hall was established as a university residence under the inspiration of the founder of Opus Dei, St. Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975). Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Roman Catholic Church with a specific mission to promote Christian ideals among men and women working in all the different works of life in the modern world.
Greygarth Hall is one of the projects undertaken by the Greygarth Association, a registered charity (No: 268131) and a company limited by guarantee (reg No 1779826). The VAT number of Greygarth Hall is 149379818.
Greygarth’s small size and charitable status gives it a unique character among other halls of residence. It is very international in its outlook and combines a homely environment with the grandeur of a Victorian town house. Study is central to the life of the hall, with a long tradition of excellence in academic results. The hall maintains a strong Christian ethos, but is open to students of all religious persuasions. A small private chapel is available for those who wish to benefit from the spiritual dimension of the residence.
A major activity promoted by the hall is the ReachOut! project. ReachOut! is a youth development scheme in which student volunteers give one-to-one mentoring sessions to young people from inner city areas of Manchester.