Ladywell Convent

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Address: Ashstead Lane, Godalming, Surrey  GU7 1ST

Phone: (0) 1483 419393


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.

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.”


At Ladywell you will find: Ladywell Retreat and Spirituality Centre

Phone: (0) 1483 419269


St Clare’s community – the Motherhouse community offering hospitality for returning Missionaries and Visitors. All our visitors are welcome to join us for meals and community prayer and daily Eucharist.

La Verna community – the home for our elderly sisters and those fmdm sisters who support them. The ministry of La Verna is that of PRAYER – prayer for others and for the world. Thus we say that La Verna and our other elderly communities around the world are powerhouses of prayer for all of us.

Phone: (0) 1483 419267

St Francis Community is the home of our Congregational Leadership Team and General Secretary.


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CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM & GENERAL SECRETARY (L to R) Sisters Shirley Aeria, Helen Doyle, Jane Bertelsen, Monica Weedon, Helena McEvilly, Claudia Lee


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