Latest news and events

Habits into scrubs

Material bought for the Sisters’ habits at CSMV has been put to a new use – Medical Scrub sets. Anna Bradford has been working with the Community for over 15 years, sewing bespoke habits for the Sisters. She also works on their “finery”, caps and veils.... read more

The hard work continues

While many of us have found ourselves at home with extra time on our hands, at St Mary’s Convent, Wantage some of the staff have been safely maintaining the gardens. The gardens surrounding the Convent look at their finest in May. The Sisters have been able to... read more

Renewed sense of calling

“Roll up, roll up. Come and hear about a renewed sense of being called to the Religious Life in Wantage.” That was how Sister Stella, began a recent report of the Community’s life under Covid-19 lockdown to the CSMV Trustees in May. They found it so... read more

CSMV – driving force behind the creation of Wantage Rec

Wantage Recreation Ground celebrates its 100th anniversary this month (May 2020). But one of the driving forces which brought about this important public space for the town was the Community of St Mary the Virgin. According to local historian Trevor Hancock, writing... read more

Easter Joy

This brings our warm & loving greetings for Eastertide. Thank you to all who have sent greetings to us & expressed concern for us all. The Paschal candle has burnt down at least a quarter of its length & we have been immensely valuing its design &... read more

Covid-19 Coronavirus

The continuing spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus is a concern for all of us.  It highlights our interdependence and how much we easily take for granted in our daily lives.  Those with the virus and those caring for them are very much in our prayers.  As the... read more