Regions and Contacts

Our Nine Regions

Nine regions make up the National Fraternity of Great Britain. To be guided to the most appropriate local fraternity please contact Or contact us via any of the social media links in the header above.


Fraternities (3 + 1): Edinburgh (Craigmillar), Glasgow, Inverness. There is a Dormant Fraternity with monthly meetings at Ellon.

Dioceses: Fraternities are established in three dioceses: Glasgow, St Andrews and Edinburgh and Aberdeen – but some members come from other dioceses (Motherwell, Paisley and Argyll and the Isles). // Dioceses within the Scotland Region [Eight]: * Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh: Aberdeen, Argyll and the Isles, Dunkeld, Galloway / * Archdiocese of Glasgow: Motherwell, Paisley.

For more information about OFS in Scotland  please contact Helen MacGilp    01463 792149


North East

Fraternities (5):
1 Bradford
Minister: Anne Bland
Vice Minister: Mary Hackett
Secretary: Maureen Murphy
Treasurer: Joan Shaw
Formation: Lynne Dennison
Election: 11 October 2015
Members: 9
Monthly Meeting: 2pm on 2nd Sunday of the month
St Anthony’s Church Hall
Bradford Road, Clayton
Bradford BD14 6HW
Contact: Anne Bland 01274 945080
2 Darlington
Minister: Angela Cooper
Vice Minister: John MacGarrity
Secretary: Sheila Smith
Treasurer: Edward Rimmer
Formation: Maureen Rimmer
Presence in the World: Peter Cooper
Election: 17 October 2015
Members: 7
Monthly Meeting: 12.30pm on 2nd Friday of the month
St Augustine’s Church Parish Centre
Larchfield Street
Darlington DL3 7TG
Contact: Angela Cooper 01642 505504
3 Hull
Minister: Angela Hanson
Vice Minister: Rosemary Dias
Secretary: Rosemary Dias
Treasurer: Doris Cook
Formation: Patrick Hanson
Election: 4 July 2015
Members: 6
Monthly Meeting: After 12 noon Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Our Lady Of Lourdes & St Peter Chanel
119 Cottingham Road
Hull HU5 2DH
Contact: Angela Hanson 01964 630604
4 Leeds
Minister: Maura Palmer
Vice Minister: Kevin Browne
Secretary: Gerard Roche
Formation: Mary Rodwell
Presence in the World: Ashley Timson
Date of Election: 21 February 2016
Members: 18
Monthly Meeting: 2pm on 2nd Sunday of the month
St Mary’s Cathedral
Cathedral House
Great George Street
Leeds LS2 8BE
Contact: Maura Palmer 01977 709910
5 York
Minister: Brenda Flynn
Vice Minister: Theresa Caddy
Secretary: Patricia Dowling
Treasurer: Sheelagh Fitzgerald
Formation: Lyn Bradbury
Presence in the World: Chris Simpson
Members: 10
Monthly Meeting: 6.30pm on 1st Wednesday of the month
More House
York YO10 5DX
Contact: Brenda Flynn 07760 410 465
Dioceses: Fraternities are established in three dioceses
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle: Darlington
Diocese of Leeds: Bradford and Leeds
Diocese of Middlesbrough: Hull and York

For more information about OFS in North East Region, please contact Lyn Bradbury 07935 078 644


North West

Fraternities (9 active + 2 too small to elect council): Barrow-in-Furness,  Blackley (Manchester), Blackpool, Chester, Chorley, Flint, Leek, Liverpool Christ the King, Mossley Hill (Liverpool), Pantasaph, Wigan.
Barrow – in – Furness, St Francis of Assisi
Fraternity unable to elect a council.
Monthly meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church Hall, 25 Harrel Lane, Barrow – in – Furness, Cumbria LA13 9LN.

Blackley (Manchester), St Clare
Monthly meeting: 4th Sunday at 2.30 p.m. at St Clare’s Friary, 186 Victoria Ave, Blackley, Manchester M9 0RR.

Blackpool, St Cuthbert
Fraternity unable to elect a council.
Contact: Mrs Mary Kearney OFS
23 Greenwood Avenue, Marton, Blackpool FY1 6RF
Tel 01253 315399

Chester, St Francis of Assisi
Monthly meeting: 1st Sunday at 2.15 p.m. at the Franciscan Friary, Cuppin Street, Chester CH1 2BN. (Access is from the church car park on Grosvenor Street).

Chorley, St Mary
Monthly meeting: 1st Monday at 2 p.m. at St Mary’s Presbytery, Mount Pleasant, Chorley, PR7 2 SR.

Flint, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Monthly meeting: 1st Saturday at 2.30 p.m. in Parish Hall, Coleshill Street, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5BQ.

Leek, St Mary
Monthly meeting: 2nd Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dennis Round Court, Hall Drive, Alsager, Cheshire ST7 2YD.

Liverpool, Christ the King
Monthly meeting: 2nd Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Shrine, 4 Dawson Street, Liverpool L1 1LE.

Mossley Hill, St Anthony of Padua
Monthly meeting: 2nd Sunday at 3.30 p.m. in the sacristy, St Anthony of Padua Church, Queens Drive, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, L18.

Pantasaph, St David
Monthly meeting: 2nd Sunday at 2.30 p.m. in the Parish Room, Franciscan Friary, Monastery Road,
Pantasaph, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 8PE.

Wigan, St Joseph
Monthly meeting: 1st Monday at 7 p.m. at St Mary’s Presbytery, Standishgate, Wigan WN1 1XL.

Dioceses: Fraternities are established in six dioceses: Birmingham, Lancaster, Liverpool, Salford, Shrewsbury and Wrexham.

For further information please contact the regional secretary: Mary McCormick
8 Coed Onn Road, Flint CH6 5NE Tel. 01352 734405 Email



Fraternities (7): Belper, Clay Cross, Nottingham, Olton/Acocks Green, Oxford, Rednal/Stourbridge, Sleaford.

Dioceses: Fraternities are established in two dioceses: Birmingham and Nottingham.

Olton/Acocks Green meet at St Ambrose Barlow church, Hall Green, Birmingham.
Rednal/Stourbridge alternate meetings between Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Rednal and Our Lady and All Saints, Stourbridge.
Contact the regional secretary for further information: Mark Bligh,; 07590 465898; 0115 845 0816


East Anglia

Fraternities (5 + 2): Bedford, Cambridge, Clacton, Ipswich, Norwich. There is an Emerging Fraternity at Bury St Edmunds and a Re-emerging Fraternity at Walsingham.

Dioceses: Brentwood, East Anglia, Northampton.
For further information please contact the Regional Secretary: David Gleave,, 01473 720668


Fraternities (16 + 1): Arkley, Brentwood, Elm Park, Forest Gate, Gibraltar, Harrow, Hertford, Ilford, Isleworth, Islington, Kingston, Manor House, Stratford, Tooting, Waterloo, and Wood Green. There is an Emerging Fraternity at Maldon. / Indeed you read correctly: for the purposes of the OFS Gibraltar is part of the London region!

Dioceses: Brentwood, Gibraltar, Southwark, Westminster.

South East

Fraternities (4): Ashford, Croydon, Erith, Hollington,

Dioceses: Arundel and Brighton, Southwark.


Fraternities (5 + 1): Ascot, Bracknell, Godalming, Littlehampton & Worthing, Portsmouth & Isle of Wight. Jersey is a re-emerging Fraternity.

Dioceses: Arundel & Brighton, Portsmouth.

Ascot: meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2 pm at St Francis Church, Coronation Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9HG
Bracknell: meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 pm at St Joseph and St Margaret Clitherow Church, Stanley Walk, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HA
Godalming: meet on the 4th Saturday of the month at 10 am at Ladywell Convent, Ashtead Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1ST
Littlehampton & Worthing: meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10 am at St Joseph`s Convent, Franciscan Way, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 6AU
Portsmouth & Isle of Wight: meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 pm at St Coleman`s Church, Cosham, and 1st Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm at Our Lady and St Wilfrid`s Church, Ventnor.
For further information please contact the Regional Secretary:
Val Pearce 01276 34208

South Wales & South West

Fraternities (6): South Wales: Barry, Cardiff, Port Talbot; South West: Bideford, Clevedon, Plymouth.

Dioceses: South Wales: Diocese of Menevia and Archdiocese of Cardiff. South West: Clifton and Plymouth.

Regional Contact:
South Wales
Barry: Meet 1st Sun of each month at 3pm. St Helen’s Church Hall, Wyndham Street, Barry CF634ET
Cardiff: 1st Tuesday at 2pm. St. Peter’s Presbytery, St. Peter’s Street, Roath. CF24 3BA
Port Talbot: 2nd Saturday at 1pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Parish Room, Southdown Road, Sandfields Estate, Port Talbot SA12 7HL
South West
Bideford: Venue and time may vary between Bideford and Ilfracombe. Contact Shiela Driscoll ofs on 0123 747 3946; or Carolyn Anguin-Thomson at
Clevedon: 2nd Sunday at 3pm, Greyfriars, Marine Hill, Clevedon BS21 7PP
Plymouth: Time and venue may change. Contact