Latest news and events

Convent in the snow

  Follow this link to see  some recent photographs of our Convent and grounds in the snow set to music by St Hildegard of Bingen: Convent in the snow (“Caritas abundat in omnia” sung by the Lucy Cavendish Singers)  read more

Blessing of the new Warden

On Friday morning,  Rev’d Canon Toby Wright was  Blessed by the Rt Rev’d Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading, to mark his election as the new Warden of the Community.  Over 80 people from all over the world were able to witness the event live via videolink. ... read more

Restored Virgin & Child returns

We are fortunate to have a wonderful 14th century painting of the Virgin and Child. This year, art conservator Ruth Bubb has, over several months, worked on restoring it, and it now hangs in our new entrance building. Ruth writes here about the painstaking work, which... read more

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