St Oswald's Pastoral Retreat Centre

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In this photograph are the Sisters resident here at St Oswald's.

On the back row, left to right, are Sisters Helen and Janet Elizabeth.

On the front row, left to right, are Sisters Karan, Barbara Maude* and Margaret Anne.


We have a small staff team: Celia, assistant housekeeper; Ann, in the kitchen; Mike and Bryan in the garden; also Charlie, Lucky and Minnie who are the feline rodent control team!


* Sr Barbara Maude is now resident in the Infirmary Wing at the Priory.  A new photograph of the Sisters here is forthcoming.




We are looking to recruit some voluntary help to sustain the ministry that is offered here.  We envisage one or two people staying for perhaps 1-3 months, up to 1 year.  We will provide a pocket money salary, board and lodging, but also the chance to live in community and share some aspects of our life.

It would be an ideal opportunity for someone who looking for time out or some sabbath time within a Christian community, who wants space to move on spiritually or re-assess life goals and priorities.

For further information, please contact Srs. Helen or Janet Elizabeth.