Shrewsbury ... shall be a name 'as stirring to the heart as the glories we have lost'

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Diocese of Shrewsbury

Religious Communities



Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI):

(1)        Our Lady & St Oswald’s, Oswestry


Website: www.oswestry-catholics.orgaik

(2)        St Pius X, Alderley Edge

Christian Brothers:

‘Woodeaves’, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham WA15 OHF.

Tel: 0161-904 0786. Fax: 0161-903 9182.


Franciscans (OFM Cap):

Franciscan Friary, 15 Cuppin St, Chester CHI 2BN.

Tel: 01244-35133I



Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI):

Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, 89 Broughton Lane, Wistaston, Crewe CW2 8JS.

Tel: 01270-568653.

Fax: 01270-650776



Redemptorists (CSsR):

Hawkstone Hall, Marchamley, Shrewsbury SY4 SLG.

Tel: 01630-685242.

Fax: 01630-685565.



Sacred Heart Fathers (SCJ):

(1)        St Joseph’s Presbytery, Tilston Road, Malpas SY14 7DD.

Tel: 01948 861327

(2)        St Joseph’s, Tattoo St, St Petersgate, Stockport SK l I EJ.

Tel: 0161-480 3164


Salesians (SDB):

(1)        Savio House, Ingersley Rd, Bollington, Macclesfield SK1O 5RW.

Tel: 01625-575405 (Community), 01625-573256 (Administrator),

Fax: 01625-560221.



(2)        St Gregory, Wellington Rd, Bollington, Macclesfield SK 10 5JR.

Tel: 01625-572108.



Salvatorians (SDS):

St Augustine’s Presbytery, Castlefields Ave North, Castlefields, Runcorn WA7 2HT.

Tel: 01928-566068.



Society of St Columban (SSC):

St Philip’s, Offerton.



Benedictines (EBC):

Benedictine Abbey, 10 Curzon Park South, Chester CH4 8AB.

Tel: 01244-671323.




Carmelite Monastery, 12 Grosvenor Place, Prenton CH43 I UA.


Charity, Sisters of (RSC):

(1)        St Elizabeth’s Convent, 139 Park Rd North, Birkenhead C1141 8AA.

Tel: 0151-651 1379



(2)        137 Park Rd North, Birkenhead CH41 8AA. Tel: 0151-652 5655


(3)        Flat 20, John Willis House, 28a Chatsworth Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead CH42 1NY.

Tel: 0151-643 8464


Charity of Our Lady of Evron, Sisters of (SCE):

(1)        Sr Teresa West, 12 Barrymore Rd, Runcorn WA7 4AF.

Tel: 01928 572057


(2)        ‘The Evron Centre’, 1 Adswood Lane West, Cale Green, Stockport SK3 8HT.

Tel: 0161-292 7270.

Fax: 0161-292 7470.



(3)        St Bernadette’s Presbytery, 22 The Drive, Brinnington, Stockport SK5 8AH.

Tel: 0161-430 4167. Email:

Charity (of St Paul, Selly Park) Sisters of (SP):

The Convent, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry SY11 2TG.

Tel: 01691-652156.

Email: jo.swift@uwclubmet

Dominican Sisters (OP):

Hawkstone Hall, Marchamley, Shrewsbury SY4 5LG.

Tel: 01630-685242.


Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ):

14 Heathbank Road, Birkenhead CH42 7LD. Tel: 0151-652 3715.



Holy Family of Bordeaux, Association of the (HFB):

(1)        Holy Family Convent, Highfield Rd, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead CH42 2BY.

Tel: 0151-645 9482.

(2)        Oblate Retreat Centre, 89 Broughton Lane, Crewe CW2 1JS.

Tel: 01270 568653


St Joseph of the Apparition, Sisters of (SJA):

(1)        Provincial House (Sisters of St Joseph), Ryleys Lane, Alderley Edge SK9 7UU.

Tel: 01625-584871


(2)        Convent of St Emilie, Grange Rd, Bowdon, Altrincham WA 14 3HA.

Tel & Fax: 0161-928 2119.



(3)        21/23 Larkhall Rise, Sharston, Manchester M22 4PB.

Tel: 0161-428 7572


(4)        20 Booths Hill Road, Lymm WA13 ODL

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters):

(1)        Provincial, Sr Anne McEvoy IBVM, Loreto Province Centre,

30 Maher Gardens, Huline, Manchester MI5 SPW.


Tel: 0161-227 0220 Fax: 0161-227 1826.


(2)        Loreto Convent, 28 Hartley Rd, Altrincham WA l4 4AY.

Tel: 0161-928 1440.


(3)        299-301 Stockport Rd, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 7SP.

Tel: 0161-980 4164.

(4)        Loreto 23d Roebuck Lane, Sale, Cheshire M33 7SY.

Tel: 0161 973 3695.

(5)        12 Goodwood Cr., Timperley, Altrincham WA15 7BD.

Tel: 0161-980 3709.

(6)        15 Shawdene Road, Northenden, Manchester M22 4BY.

Tel: 0161-613 1987.

(7)        Tower House, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester M31 4EZ.

Tel: 0161-777 6221.


(8)        Flat 18, Waterbridge Court, Thornley Close, Lymm WA13 OEL


Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM):

Sr Margaret McGrath MMM, 10 Metcalfe Court, Metcalfe Drive, Romiley SK6 3BF.

Tel: 0161-494 0026

Mercy, (Union of Great Britain) Sisters of (RSM):

St Winefride’s Convent, College Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1LS.

Tel: 01743-362425.


Mercy (Institute of Our Lady of Mercy) Sisters of (RSM)

2 Fuchsia Walk, Greasby, Wirral CH49 3AG.

Tel: 0151-606 9773

Email: atinmarie192@talktalk net

Nazareth, Sisters of (SN):

Nazareth House, Manor Hill, Prenton, Wirral CH43 1UG.

Tel: 0151-652 1256 (Convent), 0151-653 4003 (Nursing Home). 0151-651 3604 (Residential Floor), 0151-651 3603 (Office), Superior: Sr Catherine Walsh Manager: Mr Peter Donnelly,

Tel: 0151 651 3600 E-mail:



Chaplain: Rev Raymund Burke

Notre Dame, Sisters of (SND):

5 Marina Court, Hoscote Park, West Kirby CH48 OQR

Tel: 0151-625 2077


Our Lady of the Cenacle, Sisters of (rc):

123 Woodhouse Lane, Sale, M33 4LW


Tel: 0161 905 2112

Pallottine Missionary Sisters (SAC):

Park Mount Home for the Elderly, 52 Park Mount Dr, Macclesfield SK11 8NT.

Tel: 01625-616459.

Fax: 01625-869080.


Poor Clares (Collettines):

Convent of the Poor Clares, Ellesmere SY12 OPA.

Tel & Fax: 01691-622270.

Sister of St. Paul (SP):

Hawkstone Hall, Marchamley, Shrewsbury SY4 5LG

Tel: 01630 685242


Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU):

174/6 Crossacres Rd, Crossacres, Wythenshawe M22 5BR.

Tel: 0161-499 2923.



Pallottine Missionary Sisters, Park Mount                  Macclesfield 1

Sisters of Nazareth, Nazareth House, Manor Hill, Prenton                Birkenhead 3

Sr Superior: Sr Catherine Walsh

Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition, Bowdon Vale                   Altrincham 3




Consecrated Order of Virgins

The Order of Virgins is a special expression of Consecrated life that blossomed anew in the Church after the Vatican Council. Its roots are ancient dating back to the dawn of Apostolic times. The ideal, truly lofty in itself, demands no special external change, each one remaining in her own life context in the world. An essential “rule of life” defines the commitment each one assumes, with the Bishop’s consent. Our principal duty is to live totally for Christ in practising penance, works of mercy, apostolic works and prayer.

Information from Sheila M Smith, 148 Birkworth Court, Offerton, Stockport SK2 5LS. Tel: 0161-456 2613. Email: Website:


Members of Secular Institutes are men and women who are dedicated by vow or promise, while living normal secular lives.

Caritas Christi:

Caritas Christi is an international secular institute for women in which members make a commitment for life to be totally given to God. Out of love they choose to live a celibate life in order to dedicate their love in its completeness to God, the Church and all people. Their service is given in the circumstances of their everyday lives. They remain lay people. If you are single or widowed and would like more information, write to:

Caritas Christi, c/o Mrs Janet Horsfield 11, Lightborne Road, Sale M33 5FG. Website:


A Carmelite Secular Institute for single or widowed women who seek to dedicate themselves to God in their present circumstances in the world through the vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience according to Gospel values which are expressed in the constitutions of the Institute. There is a period of formation in accordance with Canon Law and all members meet for retreats and renewal weekends centred on Carmelite spirituality.

Further information from: Jo Alexander on 01538 381828

Email: josalex @ supanetcom

Servitium Christi:

Secular Institute of the Blessed Sacrament. Following the Spirituality of St. Peter Julian Eymard, members take vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. Members, lay women, single/widows live their normal daily lives with Eucharistic prayer and service at work, home and in the community.

Information from Fran Cassidy, 22 Fern Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 6PB.

Tel: 0151-357 1600.

The Grail:

The Grail Secular Institute offers a particular way of life to single or widowed Catholic women. Those who belong make a formal commitment to live out their baptismal promises through the channel of the Grail and its mission.

There are two ways of belonging, as members of the Grail Community or as individual members, (Companions). All members seek to find God in their everyday life situations.

Community members live together, expressing a simple uncluttered and celibate life¬style. They aim to be open, to heal and to release the gifts of those they meet. They are accountable to those with whom they live and see all that they undertake as enabling people to grow towards their full potential.

Companions of the Grail live independently and follow their chosen occupation. This makes specific demands on each person but also provides challenge, support and guidance. They meet regularly in area groups and aim to be alert to developments and needs in both Church and society so as to bring an informed response to daily situations. Companions and the Grail Community spend time together each year to share more deeply the ethos and mission of the Grail.

For further information contact:

Jackie Rolo, The Grail Centre, 125 Waxwell Lane,

Pinner, Middlesex HAS 3ER

email: Website:


Lay Associates of the Holy Family of Bordeaux

Enquiries to: Mr. A F. Dinsdale, 33 Barleyfields Rd, Wetherby West Yorkshire LS22 6PR. Tel: 01937 583709

Secular Fransiscan Order

Saint Francis of Assisi left us ‘a Dream to dream and a Journey to challenge everyone’. All Franciscans are inspired by him to follow Christ. The Secular Franciscan Order belongs to this family. In their secular state, members permanently commit themselves to live the Gospel as Francis did, following his Rule approved by the Pope. The SFO is open to the laity and diocesan clergy. There are more than 1,300 secular Franciscans in Great Britain. Gathering in fraternities, they strive to grow in the love of God and in peace with each other. In this way, they aspire to be faithful disciples of Christ.

1 Chester: St Francis’.

Secretary: Ms Kate Hughes SR), 7 Lansdowne Grove, Chester CH4 8LD. E-mail:

Applications may be made to the secretary of the local fraternity, as indicated above, or to:

The S.F.O. Spiritual Assistant, Franciscan Friary, 15 Cuppin St, Chester CHI 2BN. Tel: 01244-351331. Website:

Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

The Carmelite family of Friars, Nuns and Secular members have a special charism to witness the importance of contemplative prayer. This way of life is lived by all. For the Secular members (both married and single) who live their life in the world, this entails a commitment to follow Christ according to one’s state of life and a special ‘Rule of Life’ based on Carmelite tradition. The Carmelite way of life is an invitation to a deep friendship with Christ inspired by St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross. The monthly meetings are an opportunity for silent prayer, formation and building friendships which help strengthen our commitment.

1. Wirral:

Our Lady Help of Christians. Mrs Valerie Reid OCDS, President

152 Sutherland Drive, Eastham, Wirral. Tel: 0151 327 3996


2. Rock Ferry:

Flower of Carmel. Mrs Gerda McArdle OCDS, President

Flat 17, Norlands Ct, 142 Bebington Rd., Rock Ferry, Wirral CH42 4QD

Tel: 0151 645 5296



Personal Prelatures are juridical structures of a secular character governed by a Prelate and erected by the Holy See to carry out specific pastoral or missionary activities. Each has its own statutes approved by the Holy See.

Opus Dei Prelature

Opus Dei is a personal Prelature, international in its scope which has as its aim the spreading throughout all sectors of society a deep awareness of the universal call to sanctity and apostolate, in the fulfilment of everyday work. It is formed by a Prelate with his own clergy and by lay people, men and women, who in virtue of a divine vocation freely join the Prelature. Further up to date information can be found on our website at

Thornycroft Hall, Pexhill Rd, Siddington, Cheshire SK 11 9JN.

Tel: 01260-224219.

Regional Vicar for Great Britain: Rev. Mgr. Nicholas Morrish, 4 Orme Court, London W2 4RL.

Tel: 020 7229 7574.