St. Michael's Convent, Vicarage Way,
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8AT
- Community of the Sisters of the Church
The Community of the Sisters of the Church is an international body of women within the Anglican Communion, living under the gospel values of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, desiring to be faithful to the traditions of the Religious Life while exploring new ways of expressing them and of living community life and ministry today.
By our worship, ministry and life in community, we desire to be channels of the reconciling love and acceptance of Christ, to acknowledge the dignity of every person, and to enable others to encounter the living God whom we seek.
CSC Mission Statement
Founded by Emily Ayckbowm in 1870, the Community pioneered work in Christian education, child care, social welfare and mission work. By the mid-1890’s the Sisters had established work throughout England and in Canada, Burma, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Eventually Provinces were established: the UK Province, the Canadian Province, the Australian Province and the Solomon Islands-Pacific Province. By 1989 all institutional works, schools and children’s homes world-wide had been given up or handed over to others and new ways of service and ministry continue to be explored.