Ladywell Convent | Christian Vocations

Ladywell Convent

Type: Support service
Ladywell is the Motherhouse of the Congregation. It is situated in the beautiful Surrey countryside close to Guildford and is ‘home’ to all our sisters around the world.

Special care is given to our FMDM Sisters who, after years of active ministry in different parts of the world, have now retired. Sisters and staff all play a part in making each community setting a place of welcome, comfort and safety for all who live, work and visit there, so that in everything we do, we witness to Christ’s unconditional love reaching out to all. Effective and sensitive communication and right relationships lie at the heart of this role.

In Ladywell there are three quite distinct communities

  • La Verna – a care community – where full support services are required
  • St Clare’s – a community – where the need for support services will increase over the coming years.
  • St Francis – a leadership community – minimal support services required.

Our mission statement captures the essence of Ladywell:

“In Ladywell we seek to create a hospitable Franciscan place with a peaceful atmosphere, rooted in Gospel values and which nurtures life for everyone.”