Religious Communities in the Diocese


Augustinian Sisters, The Convent, Boarbank Hall, GRANGE-OVER-SANDS, Cumbria, LA11 7NH, Tel: 015395 32288



Bernardine Cistercian Sisters, Monastery Our Lady of Hyning, Hyning Hall, Warton, CARNFORTH, Lancs, LA5 9SE, Tel: 01524 732684



Carmelite Fathers (Discalced),  The Carmelite Centre, 169 Sharoe GreenLane, Fulwood, PRESTON, Lancs, PR2 8HE, Tel: 01772 717122

Carmelite Sisters, Carmelite Convent, St Vincents Road, Fulwood, PRESTON, Lancs, PR2 8QA, Tel: 01772 717194

Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC), Blessed Sacrament Presbytery, Farringdon Lane, Ribbleton, Preston, Lancs, PR2  6LX, 01772 791782

Cross & Passion Convent, 19 East Beach, LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lancs, FY8 5EU, Tel: 01253 736913



Handmaids of the Holy Child JesusOur Lady and St Wilfrid, Warwick Bridge,  Cumbria, CA4 8RL, Tel: 01228 561263

HCJ Sisters, 2 Clifton Street, LYTHAM, Lancs, FY8 5EP, Tel: 01253 732019

HCJ Sisters, HCJ Convent, St Michael’s, Calvert Place, Grange Park, BLACKPOOL, FY3 7RU, Tel: 01253 318196

Holy Family Fathers & Brothers of the Youth,  St Mary, Fernyhalgh Lane, FERNYHALGH, Fulwood, Preston, Lancs, PR2 5RR, Tel: 01772 862231/700181



The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign PriestShrine Church of St Walburge, Weston Street, PRESTON, PR2 2QE, Tel: (01772) 739367


La Sagesse Sisters, The Convent, 28 St Clare’s Avenue, Fulwood, PRESTON, Lancs, PR2 8GX, Tel: 01772 718653

La Sagesse Sisters, ‘Montfort’, 3 Balmoral Road, ST ANNES-ON-THE-SEA,  FY8 1ER, 01253 724189

La Sagesse Sisters, 19 Lancaster Avenue, ST ANNES, FY8 1DL,

Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 228 Garstang Road, PRESTON, Lancs, PR2 4RB, Tel: 01772 717454


Missionary Sisters of Christ the King, 22 St. Johns Road, Heysham, Morecambe, LA3 1EX, Tel: 01524 903488



Order of St Benedict (Belmont), The Priory, St Begh’s, Coach Road, WHITEHAVEN, Cumbria, CA28 7TE, Tel: 01946 692342


Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary, Stella Matutina Convent, 16 Clifton Drive, ANSDELL, Lancs, FY8 5RQ, Tel: 01253 734731

Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary, ‘Bethany’, 10 Argyll Road, BLACKPOOL, Lancs, FY2 9UE, Tel No: 01253 356215

Sisters of Charity of Nevers, 19 Oakengate, Fulwood, PRESTON, Lancs, PR2 6RB, Tel: 01772 793519

Sisters of Charity of St Paul, Dupuis Home, 4 Derwent Meadows, WORKINGTON, Cumbria, CA14 1EL, Tel: 01900 602028

Sisters of Nazareth, Nazareth House, Ashton Road, LANCASTER, Lancs, LA1 5AQ, Tel: 01524 32074


Sisters of St Paul of Chartres, Wayside Bungalow, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9RX, Tel 015394 35959

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary, 245 Abbey Road, BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria, LA14 5JY, Tel: 01229 820284

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary, St Gabriel’s Convent, Victoria Place, CARLISLE, Cumbria, CA1 1HP, Tel: 01228 538550



Xaverian Fathers, 179 Ribbleton Avenue, Ribbleton, PRESTON, Lancs, PR2 6AA, Tel: 01772 792292

The Conference of Religious

 – England & Wales

Office details

The Conference of Religious
3 Montpelier Avenue
W5 2XP

Tel: 020 3255 1085
Fax: 020 8998 7376

General Secretary – Connie Burke
Tel: 020 8566 7009

Office Administrator – Trisha Geraerts
Tel: 020 3255 1085

Counter Signatory Office – Ray Wilson and Caroline Power
Tel: 020 8566 7025

Safeguarding Adviser – Eileen Campling
Office email:
Tel: 020 3255 1085
Home email:
Tel: 01702 301275

Consecrated Life

Consecrated Virgins

The custom of consecrating women to a life of virginity dates back to the time of the very early Church; the rite was revised following the Second Vatican Council.

Today Consecrated Virgins live a life totally dedicated to God through their public consecration to a life of virginity. This is an individual vocation as distinct from one lived in a congregation or institute; it is a vocation lived in the world, under the direction of the Diocesan Bishop.

Consecrated Virgins spend their time in works of penance and mercy, apostolic activity and prayer. They are financially independent of the Church.

Consecrated Widows

Consecrated Widows who desire to give their lives totally to God do so through a vow of celibacy. Financially independent of the Church one lives the life in the circumstances in which one finds oneself and witnesses to God’s love in work and parish.

Initial Diocesan Contact for more information on the Consecrated Life:

Chris Doyle
8 Casson Street

Tel: 01229 584421