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The Order of Saint Benedict

Anglican Benedictines

Geographic Index of Houses
Following the Spirit of Saint Benedict's Rule

Canada | England | Ghana | Korea
The Philippines | Scotland | South Africa
United States of America | Wales | Zimbabwe


CANADA

THE BENEDICTINE CANONS OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL (OSBCn)

303 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L4, Canada
Tel. 604 685 7605
brianrs@telus.net
www.osbcn.net

Mixed. The Community of St. Michael finds it roots in a Canon Community structure that began to unfold in 2004 under the leadership of The Rev'd Fr. Martin Brokenleg. It was formally established with the permission of the Bishop of New Westminster in 2006 in Vancouver, Canada. Canon Communities of vowed Benedictines form around a local Church, and follow the Rule of St. Benedict adapted to non-cloistered living. St. James', in Vancouver, is the spiritual home of the Community of St. Michael. Habit: Black cassock and scapular with leather belt or Benedictine Medal. Prior: Br. Brian Rocksborough-Smith OSBCn

 

THE BENEDICTINE CANONS OF STS. JAMES AND JOHN (OSBCn)

Box 991 / 36 Selkirk Street
Carberry, MB, R0K 0H0
Tel. 204 834 2471
rsbengry@me.com
www.osbcn.net/

Mixed. Clerical and Lay. The Community of Sts. James and John was founded in 2010 by The Rev'd Fr. R. Shane Bengry OSBCn, formerly of the Community of St. Michael in Vancouver, Canada. It follows the Canon Community structure of non-cloistered, vowed Benedictines. Canon Communities form around a local Church, and follow the Rule of St. Benedict adapted to non-cloistered living. St. Agnes', in Carberry, is the spiritual home of the Community of Sts. James & John. Habit: Black cassock and scapular with leather belt or Benedictine Medal. Prior: Fr. R. Shane Bengry OSBCn

 

THE BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY OF ST. AIDEN

307-2920 Cook St.
Victoria, BC, Canada, V8T 3S7
Phone. 778-430-1379
martinbrokenleg@gmail.com
www.osbcn.net

Mixed. Clerical and Lay. The Community of St. Aiden was founded in 2009 by the Rev'd Martin Brokenleg — the founder of the Community of St. Michael in Vancouver. It follows the Canon Community structure of non-cloistered, vowed Benedictines that form around a local Church. The community make St. Barnabas', in Victoria, their spiritual home. Black cassock and scapular with leather belt or Benedictine Medal. Prior: Fr. Martin Brokenleg OSBCn

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ENGLAND

ORDER OF THE HOLY PARACLETE
www.ohpwhitby.org/

Saint Hilda's Priory
Sneaton Castle
Whitby
North Yorkshire YO21 1RW
Tel +0947 602079
ohppriorywhitby @ btinternet.com

Saint Hilda's School
Carr Hall
Sleights
Whitby
North Yorkshire YO21 1RY
Tel. +0947 810242

Saint Michael's House
15 Portman Street
Belgrave
Leicester LE4 6NZ
Tel. +0533 667895

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Saint Oswald's Pastoral Centre
Woodlands Drive
Sleights
Whitby
North Yorkshire Y021 1RY
Tel +0947 810496

Abbey Cottage
Rievaulx
York YO6 5LB
Tel. +0439 6209

Order of the Holy Paraclete
7 Minster Yard
York YO1 2JD
Tel. +0904 620601

Martin House
Grove Road
Clifford
Wetherby
West Yorkshire LS23 6TX
Tel. +0937 843449

Order of the Holy Paraclete
37 Derwent Road
Lancaster LA1 3ES
Tel. +0524 65461

Beach Cliff
14 North Promenade
Whitby
North Yorkshire YO21 3JX
Tel. +0947 601968

Cottage 5
Lambeth Palace
London SE1 7JU
Tel. +071 928 5407

Women. Sister Judith OHP, prioress (1999-). Founded 1915 as an educational order; mixture of Benedictine and Celtic spirituality. Light grey habit, black veil, girdle, and OHP silver cross. Mainly engaged in teaching, hospital and university chaplaincies, retreats, conferences and missions. At the request of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Runcie of Cuddeson, the community sent two sisters to be a 'praying presence' at Lambeth Palace, the residence of the Archbishop, and also as a witness to the special ministry religious have within the Anglican Communion.

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(See also Ghana, Scotland, and South Africa.)

 

SOCIETY OF THE SACRED CROSS
www.churchinwales.org.uk/~tymawr/

Tymawr Convent
Lydart
Monmouth
Gwent NP5 4RN
Wales, UK
Email: ssc @ fish.co.uk

Founded in 1914. Sister Mary Jean SSC (1998-). The community, part of the Anglican Church in Wales, lives a monastic, contemplative life of prayer based on silence, solitude and learning to live together, under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, with a modern rule, Cistercian in spirit.

 

GHANA

ORDER OF THE HOLY PARACLETE
www.ohpwhitby.org/

Bishop's Girls' School
Post Office Box 594
Accra
Tel. +01023 5667

Women. The Revd Mother Alison, OHP, prioress. Founded in England 1915 as an educational order; mixture of Benedictine and Celtic spirituality. White dress with roll-neck collar.

(See also England, Scotland, South Africa.)

 

KOREA

Jesus Abbey
Post Office Box 17
Tebaek
Kangwondo 235-600
Republic of Korea

Mixed. The Revd Jeremiah Chu, superior. Modified form of the Benedictine tradition; situated in the Diocese of Taejon; ecumenical; celibacy is optional. Habit is a simple wooden cross with stigmata symbol. Provides a lay training and study centre from which missionary teams can be sent out with a vision based upon a new pattern of church life.

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PHILIPPINES

ORDER OF SAINT ANNE
251 Sinsuat Avenue
Cotabato City

Women. Sr Anna Clara, OSA, superior. Founded in the USA in 1910; sisters live a modified Benedictine Rule. Grey scapular and dress, white veil, black girdle, ebony cross with white trim.

(See also USA.)

 

SCOTLAND

ORDER OF THE HOLY PARACLETE
www.ohpwhitby.org/

Scottish Churches' House
The Mosset
Kirk Street
Dunblane
Perthshire FK15 0AJ
Tel. +0786 823588

Women. Sr Janet, OHP, superior. A branch house of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, Sneaton Castle, Whitby, England; modern rule but basically Benedictine in emphasis. Grey habit with black cincture and veil.

(See also England, Ghana, and South Africa.)

 

COMMUNITY OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

Monastery of the Transfiguration
23 Manse Road
Roslin
Midlothian EH25 9LF

(Independent house for sisters)
70E Clerk Street
Loanhead
Midlothian

Mixed. The Revd Br John Halsey, CT, and the Revd Sr P. Burgess, CT, superiors. Founded 1965 with the support of the Anglican Bishop of Edinburgh and the Roman Catholic Abbot of Nunraw; ecumenical; vows made according to the Cistercian rite. Charcoal grey flannel habit with leather belt. Engaged in work with the poor and destitute.

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SOUTH AFRICA

ORDER OF THE HOLY PARACLETE

Saint Benedict's House
Post Office Box 49027
Rosettenville
2130 Transvaal
Tel. +011 26-2958

Saint Michael's Convent
Post Office Box 1272
Manzini
Swaziland
Tel. +010268 53323

Women. Founded 1957 by the Order of the Holy Paraclete, Whitby, England; modern rule inspired by Saint Benedict. Grey habit with white collar, black veil, girdle, and OHP cross. Retreat and conference centre.

(See also England, Ghana, and Scotland.)

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

3316 East 28th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-4402
Fax 605.336.9332
Cell 605.310.0665
wshoberg@sio.midco.net
weshoberg@me.com

Mixed. Clerical and Lay. The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham was founded in 2009 by the Rev'd Warren Shoberg. It follows the Canon Community structure of non-cloistered, vowed Benedictines that form around a local Church. Black cassock and scapular with leather belt or Benedictine Medal. Prior: Fr. Warren Shoberg OSBCn, SSC

 

COMMUNITY OF THE TRANSFIGURATION (CT)

Mother House
495 Albion Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tel: 513 771 5291
Fax: 513 771 0839
ctsisters@aol.com

The Community of the Transfiguration, founded in 1898 by Eva Lee Matthews, is a Religious community of women dedicated to the mystery of the Transfiguration. Our life is one of prayer and service, reflecting the spirit of Mary and Martha, shown forth in spiritual, educational and social ministries. The Mother House of the community is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where our ministries include hospitality, retreats, a school, a retirement/nursing home and a recreation center.

HIE HILL COMMUNITY

The Hie Hill Centre
26 Chittendon Hill Road
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498

Mixed; non-residential; lay and ordained. Seek to live out their baptismal covenant in light of the Benedictine tradition. Focus on conservation, manual labour, and hospitality.

 

ORDER OF SAINT ANNE AT BETHANY

Bethany Convent
25 Hillside Avenue
Post Office Box 1373
East Arlington, Massachusetts 02476-5818
Tel. +781 643 0921

Sister Ana Clara OSA, superior (1992-). Founded 1910, we are a small multi-cultural community of women committed to witnessing to the truth that, as Christians, we belong to this age, this society; and that it is here and now that we demonstrate to the Church and the world that Religious Life lived in community is relevant, interesting, fulfilling and needed in our world and our times.

Saint Anne's House
15 Craigle Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Convent of Saint Anne
1125 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Tel: 312 642 3638

Convent of Saint Anne
18 Claremont Avenue
Arlington, Massachusetts 02174
bethanyconvent@aol.com

Women. The Revd Mother Maria Dolorosa, OSA, superior. Founded in the in 1910; autonomous houses; sisters live a modified Benedictine Rule. Light grey habit with white collar, black veil with white rim, OSA cross.

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(See also Philippines.)

 

SOCIETY OF SAINT PAUL

2728 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103-6397
Tel. 619 542 8660
anbssp@earthlink.net

Men. The Revd Canon Barnabas Hunt, SSP, rector (1989-). Founded 1958; original spirituality was essentially Benedictine. Brown tunic, scapular with hood, black belt. Preaching, retreats, spiritual direction and counseling. "Today, we perceive the call to become a community without walls, free to the movement of the spirit and not limited by ownership and responsibility of property or expectations of numerical strength. It shifts the focus from institutional life to ministry and prayer. We see ourselves embracing the whole Church as our community."

 

WORKER BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Post Office Box 1704
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88311-1704

Central Province
509 Margis Lane
Belton, Missouri 64102

Northeast Province
Star Route, Box 17-A
Plainfield, Massachusetts 01070

Southern Province
73 Fourth Arty Road
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027

Mixed, lay and clergy, regardless of marital status; also open to teenagers. Sister Meredyth James, WSHS, executive director. WSHS founded 1972; WBHS founded 1979; Benedictine in orientation but not lived in community. Smock for adults with white rope; sweatshirt for teenagers; red for sisters; grey for brothers. Primary purpose of the community is to provide an opportunity for individual spiritual growth within a group.

(See also Canada.)

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WALES

SOCIETY OF THE SACRED CROSS
www.churchinwales.org.uk/~tymawr/

Tymawr Convent
Lydart
Monmouth
Gwent NP5 4RN
Wales, UK
Tel: 01600 860244
ssc @ fish.co.uk

Mixed. The Revd Mother Sister Mary Jean SSC, superior (1998-). Contemplative; based on Cistercian life; novitiate recently opened to men in order to develop a double monastery. The community is dedicated to the crucified and risen Lord as the focus of its life and the source of the power to live it.

 

COMMUNITY OF SAINT GREGORY

Saint Gregory's Retreat
Rhandirmwyn
Llandovery
Tel. +055 06 247

Mixed. The Revd Arthur Bell, resident priest. Affiliated with the monks at Elmore Abbey, England; the community is under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Archbishop of Wales; way of life is inspired by Saint Benedict. Retreats.

 

ZIMBABWE

ORDER OF THE HOLY NAME

c/o Saint Augustine's Mission
Post Office Penhalonga

Women. Mother Isabella, CZR, superior. Founded 1936; Benedictine in outlook. Nursing, teaching, parish-related works, and orphanage, altar bread.

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