Welcome to SPS CU

Boys at St Paul's have been enjoying summer 'house parties' for more than 100 years,
and thousands look back on these holidays as among the most treasured memories of their time at school.

We aim to offer a varied range of fun activities for all, an atmosphere to make life-long friends,
and an opportunity to explore some of life's deeper questions and the Christian faith.

Summer House Parties

Our unique range of activities in a relaxed, light-hearted atmosphere keeps Paulines coming back again and again for 10 days in August.

Our Summer House Party is also for those about to start at the school.

Easter House Parties

The perfect opportunity to work, rest and play for 6 days during the Easter holidays.

Whether you're revising for exams or just looking forward to a few days away, you'll love the unique blend of activities.

Weekly Events

We meet during the week at school and on Sunday afternoons in Barnes. We host external speakers, have time for prayer and reflection, and play sport and games to continue the fun and community from the house parties.


The CU is a Christian organisation and aims to give boys the chance to explore and develop faith, but without pressure. Anyone with any belief - or none - is welcome at our house parties and activities.

Many of the activities are run by Old Pauline volunteers who enjoyed the house parties when they were at school.

Latest Updates

  • House Parties 2022

    These are provisional dates for 2022:

    Easter House Party

    31 March - 6 April 2022

    Summer House Party

    8 - 18 August 2022

  • 100 Years of the House Party

    It has been more than 100 years since the first Paulines & Old Paulines of the Christian Union went on a "House Party" and we are planning a special event celebrating 100 years of our House Parties which will be rescheduled for when COVID-19 restrictions allow.

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