Religious Orders in the Archdiocese
The Vicariate for Religious
The Episcopal Vicar for Religious is appointed by the Archbishop to assist him in supporting members of Religious Orders and Societies in the Archdiocese. The Episcopal Vicar keeps in touch with the Religious and is available to support them and offer whatever help he can. For information about Religious Life please contact the Vicar for Religious or any of the communities and congregations listed below.
Episcopal Vicar for Religious
Fr Godric Timney OSB, KHS
St Anne’s Priory
23 Prescot Road
Telephone: 01695 572 168
Religious Institutes and Societies of Men
Benedictine monks aim is to seek God as members if a monastic Community, under the guidance of the Rule of St Benedict and an Abbot. The celebration of the Mass, the Divine Office, the spiritual reading of Sacred Scripture, welcoming visitors, and undertaking the works of the community, form the pattern of daily life. The English Benedictine Congregation also has a long tradition of some of the monks working away from their monastic homes, in parishes or in other designated places. The monks take specific vows of Obedience to the Rule and the Abbot, Stability, by which a monk commits himself to a particular community, and ‘Conversatio Morum’ (Conversion of Life).
Benedictine Monks of Ampleforth Abbey
St Joseph, Chapel Fold, Hoghton, Brindle PR5 ODE
Tel: 01222 542 852026
St Mary, Broadfield Drive, Leyland PR25 1PD
Tel: 01772 455 955
Benedictine Monks of Douai Abbey
St Anne, Prescot Road, Ormskirk, L39 4TG
Tel: 01695 572 168
St Elizabeth, Hall Road, Scarisbrick, L40 9QE
Tel: 01704 880 226
Blessed Sacrament Fathers
Their mission is to renew the Eucharistic life of the Church by the witness of their community life, by diverse forms of Eucharistic evangelization, and by active collaboration with the laity in apostolic projects.
Blessed Sacrament Shrine, 4 Dawson Street, Liverpool, L1 1LE
Tel: 0151 709 5528
Dominicans (Order of Preachers)
The Dominicans were founded by St Dominic to combat heresies. The friars (brothers) live in community and devout their lives to prayer, study and preaching the Word of God. They work in universities, in parishes, in chaplaincies and other situations where the Church asks them to go.
Archbishop’s House, 19 Salisbury Road, Liverpool, L19 0PH
Tel: 0151 494 0686
Franciscans Conventual (OFM Conv)
The Order of Friars Minor Conventual dedicate their lives to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of their founder, St. Francis of Assisi. The friars live in community as pilgrims, preaching poverty and penance.
St Anthony of Padua, 1 Elmsley Road, Liverpool, L18 8AY
Tel: 0151 724 2109
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was founded by St Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. The society is engaged in diverse areas of apostolic ministry and evangelization at the request of the pope. In this country Jesuits work in universities, in education, in parishes and in research and in social justice.
St Francis Xavier, Salisbury Street, Liverpool, L3 8DR
Tel: 0151 298 19111
Mill Hill Missionaries (MHM)
Mill Hill Missionaries are an international fellowship of Catholic missionaries dedicated to announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people throughout the world. They leave their homes and country in order that the Gospel of Christ may bring together people of different races and may become incarnate in every culture and nation.
Herbert House, 41 Victoria Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1LW
Tel: 01704 875833
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC)
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart aim ‘To be on earth the heart of God.’ As Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, they work to make God’s love known wherever and whenever it is needed most, empowering, educating, and inspiring hope in poverty-stricken communities across the world.
Ss Peter and Paul, Apostles Way, Kirkby, L33 1XL
Tel: 0151 546 3838
Traditionally, the Passionists’ main apostolate has been preaching missions and retreats. They were founded in order to "teach people how to pray", which they do through activities such as retreats and missions, spiritual direction, and prayer groups. Today they are involved in social welfare projects and education mainly in the various mission territories assigned to them.
12 Belgrave Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, L17 7AG
Tel: 07720 577 324
Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP)
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is a traditionalist Catholic society of apostolic life for priests and seminarians which is in communion with the Holy See.
St Mary’s Priory, Smith Street, Warrington, WA1 2NS
Tel: 01925 635 664
The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer was founded by St Alphonsus Ligouri. Members of the congregation are Catholic priests and consecrated religious brothers. They are preachers of the Gospel to those most in need and minister in more than 100 countries.
Bishop Eton Monastery, Woolton Road, Liverpool, L16 8NQ
Tel: 0151 722 1164
Through schools, educational, social and development programs, the Salesians work
to help break the cycle of poverty and help youth lead productive and happy lives. Their houses are found in countries around the world.
St James Presbytery, Chestnut Grove, March Lane, Bootle, L20 4LX
Tel: 0151 933 8022
Sons of Divine Providence (FDP)
Working under the umbrella name of Orione Care the Sons of Divine Providence provide care for the poor and the needy. In the UK they offer residential care for older people and those living with learning disabilities. They are a registered social care provider and a registered social housing landlord.
Our Lady’s Missionary House, 2 Walthew Green, Roby Mill, Skelmersdale, WN8 0QT Tel: 01695 622 516
Also known as the Holy Ghost Fathers. The Congregation of the Holy Spirit consists of
priests, lay brothers and lay associates. The evangelisation of the poor is at the heart of their ministry, both abroad and in the UK.
St John the Evangelist, 70 Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, L4 1QL
Tel: 0151 922 3604
White Fathers (MAfr)
The White Fathers are also known as the Society of the Missionaries of Africa. The society focuses on evangelisation and education, mostly in Africa. The Society consists of missionary priests and brothers. They are a society of apostolic life.
St Vincent de Paul, 13 Hardy Street, Liverpool, L1 5JN
Tel: 0151 709 8589
Brothers of Charity (FC)
In seeking to witness to the fact that ‘God is Love’ the Brothers of Charity engage with all people of goodwill in seeking to build a better world and especially for those with special needs and those who are in danger of being marginalised. The brothers are an active congregation yet contemplative in character.
Lisieux Hall, Dawson Lane, Chorley, PR6 7DX.
Tel: 01257 266 311
Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers) (FSC)
The De La Salle Brothers were founded over 300 years ago by St John Baptist de la Salle in France, for the teaching of poor youths. In 1950 St John was declared patron saint of teachers. Today the Brothers are involved in the Lasallian family which embraces schools, colleges pastoral centres and other areas of work with young people in over 80 countries.
St John’s House, 7 Wokefield Way, Eccleston, St Helens, WA10 4QP
Tel: 01744 22275
Congregation of Christian Brothers (CFC)
The Congregation of Christian Brothers, formerly known as the Irish Christian Brothers, was founded by Edmund Rice for the education of disadvantaged young people. The first school was opened in 1803.
55 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN
Tel: 0151 709 5344
St Timothy’s Parish House, Rockwell Road, Liverpool, L12 4XY
Tel: 0151 228 0088
Religious Institutes and Societies of Women
The Canonesses of St. Augustine of the Mercy of Jesus (Augustinian Hospitallers) follow a semi-contemplative life. They are engaged in the ministry of caring for the sick and needy.
Tel: 0151 929 2596
Carmelite nuns belong to the world-wide Order of Discalced Carmelites which comprises friars and lay members. Within the Carmelite Family the nuns have a particular vocation to dedicate their lives entirely to prayer. At the heart of every day is the celebration of the Eucharist. The sisters recite the Divine Office in communicy and spend two one-hour periods in silent prayer every day.
Tel: 0151 724 4772
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
The Daughters of Charity is a Society of Apostolic Life for women. Its members make annual vows throughout their life. They were founded in 1633 and are devoted to serving the poor through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
Tel: 0151 220 2525.
St Vincent’s, 33/35 Leicester Street, Southport PR9 0EX
Tel: 01704 546 386
Santa Barbara, 99 Leyland Road, Southport PR9 0JQ
Tel: 01704 549 548
St Louise, 28 Latham Road, Southport PR9 0JP
Tel: 01704 548 788 / 504 070
Daughters of Mary, Mother of Mercy
The Daughters of Mary, Mother of Mercy Congregation was founded in Nigeria in 1961. Their charism, "bearing witness to the mercy of God", is based on the merciful love of God towards his people, especially the poor. The sisters bear witness to God’s merciful love for his creatures with acts of compassion, forgiveness and kindness, loving and caring for the poor and the under-privileged in hospitals, schools, homes, orphanages, centres, etc.
Tel: 0151 733 2248
45 Salisbury Road, Liverpool, L15 1HW
Tel: 0151 735 1429
Daughters of St Paul
The Daughters of St Paul were founded in 1915 in Italy. The congregation is part of the worldwide Pauline Family and operates in 51 countries around the world. Evangelisation through the media sums up their charism.
Thecla House, 16 Darby Road, Liverpool, L19 9DF
Tel: 0151 494 3828
Pauline Books & Media, Church Street, Liverpool
Tel: 0151 709 1328
Daughters of the Heart of Mary
8 Cherryfield Drive, Southdene, Kirkby, Liverpool L32 9PA
Tel: 0151 546 5892
Daughters of the Holy Spirit
The Daughters of the Holy Spirit (formerly known as the Daughters of the Holy Ghost) or the White Sisters are a religious institute of women founded in France in 1706. The Religious Sisters of this institute are dedicated to the service of the poor and needy.
Faithful Companions of Jesus
The essence of the lives of the Faithful Companions of Jesus is to be Companions of Jesus, sharing his mission. God calls them to follow the Son in faithfulness, to stand at the foot of the cross with Mary and the holy women, there to be one with Jesus who thirsts for the coming of the kingdom. They live an Ignatian spirituality and, as Faithful Companions of Jesus, their missionary spirit urges them to adapt their work to the changing needs of Society and to the culture in which they live.
Tel: 0151 735 0585
FCJ House, 53a Cranborne Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 2HY
Tel: 0151 733 5475
Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph
Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph are an International Franciscan Congregation for women, founded in 1883 by Mother Mary Francis Ingham and Cardinal Vaughan. They live in community and are currently working in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Kenya, Uganda and the USA. They evangelise through their witness to the love of Christ for his people in ministries of teaching, nursing, and catechesis, social and pastoral work.
Tel: 01704 875 833
Alverna, 35 Westgate, Leyland, PR25 2LX
Tel: 01772 424 665
Helpers of the Holy Souls
The Society of Helpers, formerly known as the Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls, is a religious congregation of women founded in Paris, France in 1856, with the objective of assisting the souls in Purgatory through their service to the needy of the world. Their pastoral work involves spiritual direction/retreats, Ignatian spirituality workshops, and running an international hospitality house for sisters learning English.
Tel: 0151 480 7904
168 Tarbock Road, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 0SF
Tel: 0151 482 6895
Mob: 07770 830 290
Missionaries of Charity
The Missionaries of Charity were established in 1950 by Mother Teresa, now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. A member of the congregation must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty, obedience, and the fourth vow, to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor." Today, the order consists of both contemplative and active branches in several countries. The sisters’ ministry includes caring for refugees, the mentally ill, the aged, the homeless, regardless of religious or social status.
Tel: 0151 709 0628
Parish Mission Sisters
Parish Mission Sisters work in local communities, on Merseyside, to assist those suffering poverty and social exclusion. Priority is given to adult educational work, community development and health-related initiatives.
Tel: 0151 929 2053
Poor Servants of the Mother of God
Frances Taylor officially founded the religious order the Poor Servants of the Mother of God in 1872. Her spirit and values form the thread which runs through all the work undertaken by the Congregation. Today, they carry out the work begun by Frances Taylor in social, pastoral, health care, education and outreach work in the UK, Ireland, N. America, Kenya and Italy. They are involved in local parishes and communities in pastoral care and catechetical work. Many also take part in ministries such as prison chaplaincy, school and university chaplaincy, work with the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers, vulnerable women and others in need. They work not only in SMG institutions but collaborate with many other groups who seek to meet the needs of the wider community.
Rosemont Convent, 70 Laurel Road, Liverpool, L7 0LW
Tel: 0151 263 0890
Taylorville, 311 Edge Lane, Liverpool, L17 9LE
Tel: 0151 264 6950
St Joseph’s Convent, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1PH
Tel: 01704 875 850
The Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco are a female religious institute formed by Saint Maria Mazzarello in 1872. They were founded to work alongside Saint John Bosco and his Salesians of Don Bosco in his teaching projects in Turin. They continue to be a teaching order worldwide.
Tel: 0151 546 4820
St John Bosco Arts College
Tel: 0151 235 1620.
64 Dowhills Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 8SP
Tel: 0151 924 8212
School Sisters of Notre Dame
The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) are an international congregation of women religious with nearly 2,300 members. Founded in 1833 by Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger in Bavaria, SSND now live and minister in 30 countries spanning five continents and continue to “share in Christ’s mission to proclaim the good news of God’s reign.” The sisters are involved in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Their life in mission centres on prayer, community life and ministry.
Tel: 0151 426 5550
35 Cromptons Court, Liverpool, L18 3EZ
Tel: 0151 722 0135
Sisters of Charity of St Paul
The Sisters of Charity of St Paul are sometimes known as the ‘Selly Park Sisters’ because the Mother House is situated there. The sisters strive to keep Christ at the centre of their lives so that they can love and care for those whom they serve. They live in simplicity, to be self-giving and joyful and to make themselves all things to all people like St Paul. They also use their resources to promote justice and wholeness.
Sisters of Marie Auxiliatrice
The Sisters of Marie-Auxiliatrice were founded in Toulouse, France, in 1864. They work with young people and the poor, and have houses in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Tel: 0151 922 5100
Sisters of Mercy
The Sisters of Mercy were founded in Dublin in 1831, and their houses are found in Ireland and in the UK. They work among the poor and in education.
Tel: 0151 228 9232
Convent of Mercy, St Oswald Street, Liverpool, L13 5SB
Tel: 0151 228 5056
Convent of Mercy, 72 Finch Lea Drive, Huyton, Liverpool, L14 9QN
Tel: 0151 228 8064
Convent of Mercy, Maricourt, Hall Lane, Maghull, Liverpool L31 3DZ
Tel: 0151 526 1803
Sisters of Nazareth
The first Nazareth House was built in London in 1857and the Sisters of Nazareth now have houses around the world. The sisters’ main focus in all regions is caring for older people in homes, and activities include providing flexible support for assisted living, care for children and young people worldwide, and clinics and food programmes in South Africa.
Tel: 0151 928 3254
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur were founded in 1804, in France and moved to Belgium in 1809. They now have houses around the world. They make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer. Continuing a strong educational tradition, they take their stand with people living in poverty, especially women and children, in the most abandoned places. They commit themselves to work with others to create justice and peace for all.
Tel: 0151 655 0424
Convent of Notre Dame, 21 Weld Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2AZ
Tel:01704 568 361
Convent of Notre Dame, 266 Woolton Road, Liverpool, L16 8NF
Tel: 0151 722 7444
Sisters of Our Lady of the Cenacle
Founded in France in 1826 the Sisters of the Cenacle have houses in 17 countries around the world. Their aim is "To work for the transformation of the world by awakening and deepening faith with and for the people of our time.” The three-fold mission of the Cenacle Sisters is lived out through Apostolic Service, Prayer and Community Life. As a Cenacle Family they are inspired by and associate themselves with all those who gathered in the ‘upper room’ during those critical days before and after the passion and resurrection of Christ.
Tel: 0151 722 2271/2
Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions
The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions are an international community of women founded in Lyon, France in 1861. There are approximately 1000 sisters working in 23 countries across the world. Their ministry is working with the marginalized, disadvantaged and tribal peoples especially with women and children.
Tel: 0151 525 1744
Sisters of St Clare
The Sisters of St Clare have houses in the UK, Ireland, N and Central America. Inspired by St Clare of Assisi, at the heart of their lives is Contemplative Prayer lived out in community. They use their gifts and talents to praise God through their various Ministries in Education, Evangelisation, Pastoral Work, Health & Social Care, Retreats, Counselling, Care of the Sick and the homeless.
Tel: 0151 520 0557
Sisters of St Mary of Namur
The Sisters of St Mary of Namur are educators and passionate supporters of non-violence. They work in education, health care, prison ministry, immigration and adult formation in parishes and in dioceses. They were established by a Cistercian monk in Namur in 1819 to work among the poor and marginalised.
Tel: 0151 263 1492
The Gatehouse, 25 Huyton Church Road, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 5SH
Tel: 0151 489 1302
55-57 Swanside Road, Liverpool, L14 7NJ
Tel: 0151 228 3970
Sisters of the Cross and Passion
The Sisters of the Cross and Passion were founded by the Venerable Mother Mary Joseph Elizabeth Prout, born in Shrewsbury, England, in 1820. She moved to Manchester in 1849. There, touched by the misery and deprivation of the poor, she and a few companions came together to form a community to help the voiceless, downtrodden workers in the large industrial towns of nineteenth-century England. The sisters’ rule is based on that of St Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists. Elizabeth recognised that the Passion of Jesus is the great sign of God’s love reaching out to those in pain. Her body, together with that of Blessed Dominic Barberi C.P. and Father Ignatius Spencer C.P., lies in the shrine of St Anne’s Church, Sutton.
11 Queenscourt, Heywood Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 7LT
Tel: 0151 722 6016
11 Brotherhood Drive, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 3ZB
Tel: 01744 811 601
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The institute was founded in Spain in 1848 by Father Joaquim Masmitjà i de Puig as a means of rebuilding society through the education of young women. Education is still their central work.
Tel: 0151 254 1319
Sisters of the Little Ones
The Sisters of the Little Ones care for those in need, especially adults with learning difficulties and other disabilities.
Tel: 0151 260 4431
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary is an international congregation of Catholic women religious. Their mission is “to know and love God, to make God known and loved, and to proclaim that Jesus Christ has come in order that all may have life”. Founded in 1849, they now serve in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North and South America in diverse ministries.
Tel: 0151 525 3106
Seafield, 24 Warren Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6UE
Tel: 0151 924 6268
Arrowsmith House, 26 Warren Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6UE
Tel: 0151 931 2881
Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, established in Chigwell in 1903, are also known as the Chigwell Sisters. They minister in parishes and to the local community in a number of ways - Faith formation, Parish support, Ministers of the Eucharist, Street Pastors, Homeless Centres/Food Banks, support for refugees and migrants, visiting the sick, the elderly and the housebound.
Tel: 0151 708 8215