Associates Retreat to Lindisfarne

This wonderful retreat, organized and orchestrated by Rosey, finally took place in early May, having had to be postponed at least twice. We were 6 of us; 4 Associates, 1 Oblate and her friend. The retreat house, Marygate House, had stipulated that number because of... read more

Alison Jestico nominated to The Order of St Frideswide

It is with great excitement that we heard news of our Chair of Trustees, Alison Jestico’s well deserved nomination to The Order of St Frideswide. The Order of St Frideswide is named after the renowned patron saint of Oxford. Founded in 2001, by the then Bishop... read more

Associates News

The CSMV Associates hosted a well attended Quiet Day here in March, led by Novice Sr Lizzie Ruth.  The Associates Quiet Days and Retreats are open to all, and details can be found on our website here. Below, new Associate Vanessa Busfield writes about the recent Quiet... read more


The Sisters much appreciate all who have been praying for them, especially as we enter into the Triduum, and we in turn pray for all our contacts; may they have joy in the celebration of Easter.  And thanks to all who have blessed us with their Easter cards.   Photo... read more

Tracey Sheppard Engraved Glass Doors Installed

Early in 2021, artist Tracey Sheppard was commissioned to design a pair of engraved glass doors to create a new entrance to the cloisters at St Mary’s Convent.  December saw the doors being installed, creating a very special new entrance for guests visiting St Mary’s... read more

All Saints Embroidery Group

As the renovation work within St Mary’s Chapel was completed in November and the last of the dust swept away, the All Saints Embroidery Group were once again able to take up residence in St Cecilia, a spacious room within the cloisters of St Mary’s Chapel.  While the... read more