Education Links

Sr Stella joins the Bishop of Dorchester Colin Fletcher and BeSpace's Catherine ClaytonEducation has been at the heart of the ministry of the Community of St Mary the Virgin, throughout its 150 year history.

Currently that support involves Sisters from the Community spending time in local schools and financial and prayerful support for a local Oxfordshire based charity, BeSpace, which creates Prayer and Quiet spaces in schools across the county.

Practically, St Mary’s Convent now offers office space to two local Multi Academy Trusts, the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust and the Vale Academy Trust.

In addition St Mary’s Lodge in the grounds of St Mary’s Convent offers accommodation, at an affordable rent, for newly qualified teachers working in Oxfordshire. There are six 1-bed apartments in the newly refurbished building. See the website for more details and how to apply.