Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Appeal for the Sisters at Lanherne

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The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate have occupied the Carmelite Convent at Lanherne for ten years. They have adopted the traditional way of life, using the Traditional (1962) breviary, hearing the Traditional mass, and using the traditional disciplines of an enclosed community of religious women.

The Carmelites have allowed them to live in this convent for this time, but now they wish to sell the site. We need to raise money in the order of £600,000 to complete the purchase and restoration of the property.

This blog has been established to give information about the Trust set up to do this, and about the progress of the appeal.

It is possible to donate online through the Charities Aid Foundation. Or get in touch with us by post or email:

Friends of Lanherne,
69 Derwent Drive,
Purley,
Surrey, CR8 1ES

Email: info@acharlton.f9.co.uk

Friends of Lanherne Charitable Trust established

A charitable trust, 'Friends of Lanherne', has been successfully registered with the Charity Commission. It charity number is 1146207.

The immediate aim of the Trust is to raise money for and awareness of the community of the Fransiscan Sisters of the Immaculate which resides in Lanherne Convent in Cornwall. The Sisters, as Fransiscans, own no property, so if the convent is to be secured for their long-term use it must be owned by a separate trust.