St Mary’s Convent Apple Juice goes on sale

St Mary’s Convent Apple Juice goes on sale

For the first time, apple juice produced from the orchards of St Mary’s Convent, Wantage has been produced and has gone on sale. The apple crop, harvested by the gardening Team from the grounds of the Victorian convent, have produced nearly 400 bottles of natural...
Support for the Community of St Frideswide

Support for the Community of St Frideswide

Sister Elizabeth Jane and Sister Stella shared in the Eucharist at St Frideswide Church, Osney, Oxford on Sunday 9 September for the inauguration of the Community of St Frideswide (stfrideswidecommunity.org), involving an emerging network for living by a common rule...
Real joy for Oblate in Residence

Real joy for Oblate in Residence

The Revd Barbara Mapley recently spent 12 days at St Mary’s Convent as Oblate in Residence. As an Oblate of 24 years standing, Barbara was one of the first people to take up an invitation of the Sisters to spend an extended period of time with the Community in this...
VAT mark end of first year

VAT mark end of first year

The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher joined staff, head teachers, supporters and friends of the Vale Academy Trust (VAT) HQ staff at St Mary’s Convent recently. They were there to celebrate the end of the first academic year the the Trust had...
Sister Helen Philippa RIP

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...
Bishop of London blessed in role as Bishop Visitor

Bishop of London blessed in role as Bishop Visitor

The Church of England’s third most senior Bishop visited Wantage this weekend (15 & 16 June). The Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, who was installed as the Bishop of London in May, visited the Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV), Wantage to take up a new role with...
TASTER DAY

TASTER DAY

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...
RIP Sister Barbara Noreen

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...
Prayer in the Risen Christ

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...
Purpose built flats for new teachers

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...