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 info@ofsgb.org. Or contact us via any of the social media links in the header above.

Scotland

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 martin.macgilp@btinternet.com    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

Treasurer:

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

Heslington

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 lynbradburyofs@gmail.com 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 marymcdavies@aol.com

 

Midland

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, mjbligh@hotmail.com; 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, davidagleave@btinternet.com, 01473 720668

 

 

London

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.

 

 

Southern

Fraternities (5 ): Ascot, Bracknell, Godalming, Littlehampton & Worthing, Portsmouth & Isle of Wight.

Dioceses: Arundel & Brighton, Portsmouth.

Ascot: St Francis Church, Coronation Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9HG.

Minister: Sue Douet – 01344 756 806

Secretary: Val Pearce – meldavale@aol.com

Bracknell: St Joseph and St Margaret Clitherow Church, Stanley Walk, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HA

Minister: Margaret Aburn – 01344 454 462

Secretary: 01344 286 590 – shaunhoward@msn.com

Godalming: Ladywell Convent, Ashtead Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1ST

Minister: Charles Marriott – 01798 867 733

Secretary: Charlotte McDowell – cd.mcdowell@ntlworld.com

Littlehampton & Worthing: (To Be Advised)

Regional Minister: Betsy Hart – 01483 233 542

Portsmouth & Isle of Wight: St Coleman`s Church, Cosham and at Our Lady and St Wilfrid`s Church, Ventnor.

Minister: Simon Peck – 07972 173 042 / pekagogo@hotmail.com

Secretary: Edward Cuerden – cuerden2ed@talktalk.net

 

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: angelabradleysfo@hotmail.com

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 carolyn.anguin@outlook.com

Clevedon: 2nd Sunday at 3pm, Greyfriars, Marine Hill, Clevedon BS21 7PP

Plymouth: Time and venue may change. Contact angelabradleysfo@hotmail.com