ALNMOUTH FRIARY (Solid Grounding In Life Skills)

The Franciscan vocation is a response to the inner promptings of God to follow the path in a variety of different ways. As Christians our primary calling is rooted in baptism, where we proclaim what God has done for us in Christ. It is the moment where in our journey of faith we move from darkness to light, from death to life, from being self-centred to being God centred.

The Religious Life (Society of Saint Francis - SSF) is one expression of a deeper commitment and calling to follow in the footsteps of Christ. It is a life-long commitment to living a life under vows (poverty, chastity and obedience) within the context of a Community. There is a process of exploration and discernment, before any final commitment is made to this way of life.

The Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM) had its beginnings in the 1880s, by the bishop of the newly established Anglican mission in Korea. SSM rapidly expanded and developed into a theological college for Anglican ordinands, particularly those who would not otherwise have the opportunity, the means, or the educational qualifications to train for the priesthood. From the 1903 the College was located at Kelham, near Newark in Nottinghamshire and Durham.

ST ANTHONY’S PRIORY DURHAM (Theological Training)