Latest news and events

Our venture into the unknown

We are delighted with the appreciation shown for this autumn’s Spirituality events for Associates and others, write Rosey Feuell, our Associates retreart secretary. From Wales, Oxfordshire and far beyond our shores, we have heard voices affirming our endeavours to... read more

Quiet Day comes online

The Quiet Day Betwixt St Francis and St Luke is now available on this website. The Revd Angela Butler leads the virtual day, which can be accessed between now and mid November. Using St. Francis’ Canticle of the Sun as inspiration for three talks, she reflects on how... read more

RIP Sister Honor Margaret CSMV

Our Sister Honor Margaret, aged 96, in the 65th year of Life Profession, died on Sunday 13th September at about 1pm from a brain bleed in the JR Hospital, Oxford, after two and a half days of care. We were able to visit her in pairs freely at any time (with no masks... read more

Summer in lockdown

Sister Stella writes … After about nearly three months of lockdown when frustration over necessary constrictions for protecting our vulnerable Sisters on the Infirmary Wing needed to be expressed and responded to, we invited the Ven Caroline Baston, our Warden,... read more

Nature flourishing

Amidst all the building work at St Marys Convent nature is being nurtured and is flourishing. The swallows and swifts returned this year as usual, a brood of great spotted woodpeckers was raised in the tree beside the greenhouse, the gold finches have been taking grit... read more