The Community of the Holy Name is on the move! A couple of years ago, after much discussion and prayer (and a few hard financial facts!) the community made the decision that we had to move from our current location in Oakwood, Derby where we have been situated since 1990/91.
We agreed together that we needed to look to the north of our current location and after 2 years of searching for an appropriate place to go and after visiting and rejecting a number of properties we have now found our new home.
Over the next year we hope to be moving to Hessle (pronounced ‘Hezzle’) a small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire 5 miles west of Hull, very near to the Humber Bridge.
This will mean much upheaval and change. One of the changes is that our house in Peterborough will be closing at the end of October, so the whole community, with the exception of our solitaries, will move north although not immediately. The house needs some work, and we have to figure out how to move a community of 18 sisters to a much smaller building! However we do hope to be in situ within a year.
As part of our withdrawing from Derby our residential guest accommodation will be closing at the end of February 2020, in order to facilitate the move.
We will be leaving Derby with a sense of sadness at leaving behind so many good memories and friends. However, we are now looking to the future and discerning how God will use and bless us in this new place. We ask for your prayers at this time that things will go smoothly and that our move will be blessed.
Would you be willing to give us a couple of weeks of your time to give us a helping hand with our move?
Go to our Alongsiders page to find out more!