The Sisters' Annual Festival of the Annunciation

On Sunday April, over 50 friends from all the parishes where the Sisters have worked gathered for the 36th anniversary of the foundation of the community.   Sr Juliana was the officiant at the traditional Evensong for the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary at St Francis of Assisi,  with the Rev'd Andrea McDougall, the recently arrived parish priest, as the preacher.   The singing was amazing as usual as the congregation sang the hymns of the Annnunciation and the Incarnation.

After Evensong, everyone moved to St Francis Community Centre for a sumptuous, though not healthy, High Tea, where there was much catching up with old friends.

It is a long tradition which we hope will continue as all seem to enjoy the celebration.

Sr Juliana sings the traditional sentence at Evensong

Prue O'Donovan and Sr Juliana sing a duet for the anthem

Sr Juliana and the rev'd Andrea McDougall

Sr Patricia with Bishop Keith Rayner, the Visitor

High Tea in the St Francis Community Centre