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Sister Helen Philippa RIP

Sister Helen Philippa died peacefully at Wantage Nursing Home at 9.00 pm on 15 July in the 58th year of her life Profession, aged 98. Vespers of the Dead will be at 5.00 pm on Monday 23 July 2018 at the Convent with the Requiem at 11.00 am on Tuesday 24 July followed... read more


Our last Taster Day went well with women wanting to spend some time with Sisters of the Community of St Mary the Virgin & to have a taste of the daily life at the Convent. On SATURDAY 7 JULY there’s another Taster Day for anyone who may want to explore their... read more

RIP Sister Barbara Noreen

SISTER BARBARA NOREEN died peacefully at St Katharine’s Nursing Home, Wantage at 9.10 am on Monday 30 April 2018 in her 67th year of life Profession, aged 97.  Vespers of the dead will be at 5.00 pm on Monday 21 May and the Requiem at 10.00 am, followed by... read more

Prayer in the Risen Christ

  The first Mirfield/Wantage joint Retreat took place at the Mirfleld Retreat House at the end of April. The Retreat, led jointly by Br Philip CR and Sr Elizabeth Jane CSMV was a blessed time, with a mixture both of CR/CSMV contacts and new faces. It was a particular... read more

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