Announcement

The Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre have pleasure in informing you of the results of their Elections held on 21 & 22 March 2020.   Sister Moira O’Sullivan was elected as Prioress.   The following members of the Chapter were elected as Councillors: Sister Margaret Mary Horton. Sister Teresa Lenahan.   Sister Teresa Lenahan was…

Statement on Coronavirus

The thoughts and prayers of all our Community are with you – our friends and family. And also with those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world. We pray for those who care for the sick, for those who are combatting the spread of the virus, for those who are lonely and isolated…

Sewing group prepare for Easter!

The sewing group in Melbourne are preparing for Easter! Using their creative talents, learning how-to from each other and from you-tube, the fortnightly group based at Langton Hall is working on Easter projects – knitted bunnies and chicks to decorate the neo-natal baby unit at Broomfield, brightly coloured chicks with a drawstring pocket to hold…

Item of the Month

The Community’s library collection featured as February’s ‘Item of the Month’ on Durham University’s Palace Green Library website. Over the next 9 months, the book collection, now in Durham, will be catalogued to make it available to scholars of English Catholic communities in exile, religious education, and the history of the book.   Click on…

Exploring the potential of our Archive

Last week members of the Community attended a workshop at Durham University to explore the significance of our archive and book collection which the Community gifted to the University in 2018.   The workshop was attended by academics from the University and other interested parties who discussed the potential of the collections for teaching, research, outreach…

Christmas 2019

The Community brought local people together over Christmas for parties (including some bell ringing at Howe Close!), a trip to the pantomime for the young people of Melbourne and singing and dancing on Christmas day in Langton Hall.  

New Priory of the Resurrection, Kindu

The new Priory building in Kindu, DRC was officially opened and blessed by the Bishop In August this year (2019).  It was a busy time for the sisters, with the election of their first Prioress for Kindu, S. Jacqueline Kadorho; the profession of first vows of S.Francine and the entering into the noviciate of 4…

Flood in Muhanga, Rwanda

S. Marie Rose reports that last week there was a flood in the dormitory at the Centre for the Disabled in Muhanga.  ‘It was terrible” she said,  “There was  heavy rain; the floodwater came through the school playground and into the dormitory. Some of the disabled children had to be carried out.” On a brighter…

Opening of Langton Hall, Melbourne

An exciting new community facility – Langton Hall – was opened by the Mayor on 21st September, in the heart of Chelmsford’s Melbourne Estate. The Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, the deputy Mayor and Mrs Vicky Ford were also in attendance. “Our Community came to live in Melbourne from New Hall 16 years ago and…