Community & Ministry
We commit ourselves to live in community from where we carry out our ministry, aware that it is community that supports and sustains living out our mission:
Our communities have a mission to accomplish in the Church:
- To announce Jesus Christ
- To reveal Mary’s spirit and to continue her presence
Our main fields of activity are education, care of the sick and the aged, social, pastoral and chaplaincy ministry.
Our main ministry is in the - Marist School Sunninghill, Berkshire, where Christian values inspire all aspects of learning, managed by a Principal and two Deputy Principals all of whom are proud of their valued staff, the excellent exam results, creative and wide curriculum, excellent academic and sports facilities and value links with the local community and parents present and past.
The Marist Sisters support the School as members of the Governing Body, serve on various committees and by an on-site community.
Youth Centre Manchester
Continued involvement in education through management of the Youth Centre, Nell Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, managed by a resourceful and flexible team who accommodate service to schools on three days weekly, parishes and adults on two days and at week-ends.
Marist Retreat Centre Nympsfield, Gloucestershire
An ideal place for persons seeking reflective time of spiritual renewal, revitalising of energies and a fresh impetus to continue forward in busy lives. This Residential and Day Centre serves Parish Clergy groups, parish, Youth and Folk-music groups, School groups.
Villa Maria Care Home Hythe Kent
In Villa Maria Care Home, in the scenic coastal area of Hythe our ministry is to provide care for our elderly sisters and members of the public who wish to avail of accommodation for long-term or respite care. It is managed by St John of God Hospitaller Services and by in-house Manager and staff.
Even when it is no longer possible
to perform a specific active service
the sense of mission which pervades our lives
will render our prayer, our sufferings, our seeming inactivity,
fruitful sources of apostolate. Art 36
Social and Pastoral Ministry
With pastoral and social ministry closely linked we assist in Parishes by our presence and as far as possible active involvement by visiting the lonely and housebound.