Life Together #Oxford

Life Together #Oxford

An exciting initiative will be happening at Oxford University in February, when religious communities take part in “Life Together #Oxford.” Sister Elizabeth Jane will be joining with members of other religious communities to give students a taste of monastic life and...
Major building work begins

Major building work begins

Construction work on a new welcome and reception area at St Mary’s Convent has begun. The plans envisage a new glass-fronted entrance and reception area to the main building between two wings of the existing Convent buildings.  The work also includes the refurbishment...
Thank you …….

Thank you …….

Thank you to all who sent us Christmas greetings.  May you have a very blessed New Year.    
Madagascar visit

Madagascar visit

Sister Stella and Associate Michele Foot visited the Anglican Religious Community of Sisters in Madagascar for the joyous Life Profession of two Sisters on Sunday 28 October and with much generous hospitality.
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...