Latest news and events

Purpose built flats for new teachers

The Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV) in Wantage has just opened six new one-bedroom flats, designed to encourage newly qualified teachers to take up posts in Oxfordshire. St Mary’s Lodge, a large late 19th century house on the St Mary’s Convent site has been... read more

Easter Joy

  The Lord is risen. Alleluia.  Thank you to all who sent us Easter greetings and have prayed for us.  With loving greetings from all the Sisters and prayers for you. The photo shows our Paschal Candle painted by Sr Phoebe. The butterflies are a symbol of the... read more

Prayer in the Risen Christ

 Sister Elizabeth Jane (CSMV) and Brother Philip (Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield) will lead this silent retreat. It will include four addresses and the opportunity for individual conversations with the leaders. The retreat will begin at Mirfield on Friday... read more

Osiligi Maasai Warriors

This last week we have had the delight of a troupe of Maasai warriors staying with us from Kenya.  They are currently on tour, sharing something of their music and living oral culture in schools, churches and other venues.  Through their tours they have been able to... read more

Mucknell Abbey Professions

On Tuesday 8th August, Sr Stella and Sr Elizabeth Jane gathered with other Religious at Mucknell Abbey to witness and celebrate the Solemn Profession of Sr Alison OSB and the Simple Profession of Brother Aidan OSB.

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Lee Abbey

At the beginning of July, Sr Stella and Sr Elizabeth Jane went down to Lee Abbey in North Devon for a Conference of Anglican Religious Communities.  The location was stunning as you can see from the photo, and the weather was beautiful sunshine and blue skies. The... read more