Community of St Mary the Virgin

Community of St Mary the Virgin

One of the oldest religious communities in the Church of England is the Community of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Oxfordshire. It was founded in 1848 by the local Vicar, William Butler during the spiritual revival of the Church of England in the mid nineteenth century....
Well, I didn’t know that!

Well, I didn’t know that!

The Community of the Resurrection is possibly the most well-known of all male Anglican religious orders. It has had an influence on the world well outside of the walls of its Mother House in West Yorkshire. I have been a Companion of the Community for many years. I...
Fairacres

Fairacres

It comes as a bit of a surprise for quite a few people when they realise that the Church of England has nuns and monks living in communities up and down the country. I grew up around the corner from the Cowley Fathers in East Oxford and as many of you know been...
Owzat!

Owzat!

Many of us will know that Kathleen Brooks is a dab hand at keeping the score card in cricket. I guess that it has enabled her to keep a watchful eye on her two boys, Russell and Clive, as they have played as flannelled fools, as indeed did their Father, Neville,...