Sister Elizabeth Jane and Sister Stella shared in the Eucharist at St Frideswide Church, Osney, Oxford on Sunday 9 September for the inauguration of the Community of St Frideswide (, involving an emerging network for living by a common rule of life. It was a joyous occasion with Bishop Steven presiding and preaching about his 50 mile walk over the preceding week, visiting 46 churches in and around Oxford as part of his commitment to catechesis:

  • encouraging people to a deepening of faith through prayer, attendance to Scripture & encountering Christ in the sacraments 
  • inviting & welcoming people to explore the Christian faith
  • nurturing the faith of enquirers by preparing them for baptism, renewal of baptism & for confirmation.

CSMV is strongly supporting the exploration of a residential Community of St Frideswide for young adults seeking a deeper life of prayer & a more adventurous life of mission.