The Story of the House

The Parish Priest of Swanley, Kent, Father P. Flanagan requested a foundation from Bermondsey in 1968 for Sisters to staff a new school. Four Sisters moved in at Easter 1969 and they became fully involved in the life of the local community. In time the Sisters’ involvement extended far beyond the parish boundaries, for over thirty years, with Sisters travelling out to other parishes.

In 2002 it was decided to close our Convent of Mercy in Swanley, Kent.

Sister Teresa stayed on in Swanley and continued in Prison Ministry.


Sister Teresa with her Jubilee Rose  


 Sister Teresa enjoys a day out with members of the Association of Senior Religious 

Ministry includes:
Witness to prayer and simple lifestyle,

Prison Chaplaincy,
Visitation in Parish and Neighbourhood,
Care for the Environment.
Promoting Ecumenism

Making mercy the business of her life



Offering support



Sister Teresa keeps close contact with our Orpington and Eltham Sisters,
especially at Christmas, New Year, Easter and other Celebration days.


Teresa enjoys her garden with a friend 


Sharing ideas with friends from
an Ecumenical Group in Germany