Latest news and events

Visit to Pune

In 1877, four CSMV Sisters set off from Liverpool to travel by ship to India, answering a call from the Bishop of what is now Mumbai to help him in Poona (now Pune). Over the next 100 years many Sisters answered the call to serve God among the people of Pune, founding... read more

Restoring glory

A 14th century painting of the Madonna and Child with God the Father and two angels is currently in the expert hands of restorers The Italian work was donated to the Sisters as a legacy. Sadly, the painting has seen better days and was not helped by a poor quality... read more

Jane Marett retires after 11 years

In December Jane Marett retired from the Bursary after 11 years of service and Naomi Miles joined as the new Bursary Clerk. Jane had been a thread of continuity through much change in the Bursary and the administration of the Convent generally, and her farewell... read more

The Merry Organ

The Sisters warmly invite you to an organ recital in St Mary’s Convent Chapel at 3 pm on Saturday 14 December  followed by Tea. The recital entitled “The Merry Organ” will be given by John Ridgway, the organist at Wantage Parish Church. If you would like to come,... read more

Bishop Olivia is consecrated

The Rt Revd Olivia Graham has been consecrated as the Bishop of Reading at a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Olivia was consecrated alongside the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was made Bishop of Dover. Olivia, a trustee of CSMV, is the first female... read more