Marist Sisters UK  


We share with others our Marist spirituality through our various ministries.  Communities of Marist Sisters serve the parishes and areas in which they live.

Marist Youth Centre Manchester 

Marist Centre Manchester responds to provide through community presence and ministry in the Marist Youth Centre with the help of valued volunteers, space and opportunity where school groups, groups of young people and adults come to consider the religious aspect and place of God in their lives. 


Centre Prayer
Bless all who use this Centre, Lord
May each find a still point within themselves
May each hear, as Mary heard
Your special call, Your word of love
And may they leave our Centre in peace
confirmed in their mission
as Your co-workers and Kingdom builders.


Marist Schools Sunninghill

With long involvement in education we continue to minister through support of our Marist Schools Sunninghill where Christian values inspire all aspects of learning and where the potential of each individual is recognised, valued and affirmed.

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Nympsfield Retreat Centre

Nympsfield Retreat Centre

This Residential and Day Centre accommodates groups and individuals who want to come for a short period of renewal in the rarefied air of the Cotswolds.

Set in extensive grounds it is an ideal venue for Priests, Religious, Parish Groups, Youth Groups, Folk/Music Groups, Artists.

In the Centre Sisters minister to all, who come to avail of spiritual renewal or simply to relax and restore energies.



 Centre Motto

Mary is with us,
teaching us to be sensitive
to the needs of all
attentive to the manifestations of God's will
in our service of others.
(Constitutions 34)

Care Home Villa Maria - Hythe

Villa Maria, Hythe

An important part of Marist Sisters mission is care of the elderly. Villa Maria provides care for our elderly sisters as well as for members of the public on long-term and short-term respite care.

Parish Pastoral Ministry

In keeping with our charism and mission of focusing pastorally on areas most in need, Sisters administer Parishes where priests are not easily available as in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire and Swansea and Pontarddulais,South Wales.
In the Diocese of Menevia, Sisters Lily Kelly and Sheila Kenny minister in St Illtyd Parish Swansea while Sisters Pauline Cogan and Mazarello Clyne are Pastoral Assistants in St Bride Parish  Pontarddulais. 

Saint Illtyd Parish Swansea 
On the afternoon of 20th January 2007, two Sisters Lily Kelly and Carmel Reynolds with packed car set off from Nympsfield Glos. to begin a new ministry in Saint Illtyd's Parish.
No strangers to Wales  both had worked for a number of years in Carmarthen and now enthusiastically launched on this new mission among their well-loved people of Wales
They were involved in Saint Illtyd's for six years when signs of change were in the air and Sister Carmel was assigned to a community in the North of England,  Shortly afterwards it was decided, with much regret to withdraw the community from Saint Illtyd's

Unfortunately today, lack of personnel dictates the way forward and sadly Sisters Lily and Sheila were withdrawn from Saint Illtyd's and appointed to communities in England

Sister Lily had worked here since 2007 and was particularly sad to say farewell when on 30th October 2014 she locked the door for the last time
She wrote:
Arrangements were made for our final departure from Saint Illtyd's.  Very heart-breaking but we are a Pilgrim People    

Marist Sisters UK