Katherine House is now ceasing its work as a Spirituality and Retreat
Many reasons have come
together to help the FCJ sisters make this discernment. At the present time we
don't know when it would be possible to open again and it would be hard to run
socially distanced events due to the size of the house. I am moving on as
director to new and exciting things and the sisters have chosen to use the
property for their own needs.
It’s been a real privilege
to serve the community here and be part of its life of prayer and
The FCJ sisters have
offered Katherine House as a resource to people of all faiths and none to serve
the area for more than 20 years and all involved have enjoyed being part of the
faith journey of those who have learned, prayed and enjoyed fellowship here in
this lovely peaceful place. We hope you will remember the time you have spent
Marie and the FCJ
A word from Marie
I’m sad to be leaving the community of
regulars and friends that have been such a big part of my life since I came
here in 2014. It feels very strange that my ministry here has come to an end.
However, new horizons beckon. For the last two years I have been discerning
whether ordained ministry is the next step for me and I'm delighted to share
with you that I have been accepted by the Church of England to train for the
priesthood. I will be returning to my roots to study at Cranmer Hall in Durham
(where my accent will make sense) and studying for an MA in Theology and
Ministry for two years.
It's sad that lockdown robbed me of the
chance to say goodbye to many of you. I would have loved to have had a last
book club, film club, bible study, etc. I've learnt so much being here and
really enjoyed it. I've loved leading retreats and doing some teaching as well
as being here to welcome you to whatever was going on here. I'm really going to
miss you all.
I hope you will hold
me in prayer as I embark on my next step.