Welcome to

Boarbank Hall

Home to the Canonesses of St Augustine

We are a Community of Catholic Religious Sisters sharing a life of prayer and hospitality.  Read about us, our news, service times and find out more about St Augustine and our vocation.
Welcoming you to our Guest House is at the heart of who we are and what we do. We welcome bookings from parish, school or student groups. You may also be interested in our residential events.
The Sisters and Staff adopt a simple philosophy of care: each person has the right to be loved, listened to, understood and respected. We provide nursing and spiritual care & activities. Join our team.

“We begin by imagining that we are giving to them; we end by realising that they have enriched us.”

Pope John Paul II

News – Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 2024

We wish you all a very Happy Feast Day! New Website Welcome to our new-look website. We are very grateful indeed to Helen (and her family!) for all her hard work on this. We are immeasurably thankful also to John...

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Day for Consecrated Life – a Celebration

We were delighted to welcome other Religious and Consecrated Women from across the diocese to celebrate with us the Day for Consecrated Life. Bishop Paul presided at the Mass and Fr John Farrell OP provided us with thought-provoking talks. Each...

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Boarbank 300 club – 48 years and counting

The 300 Club raises over £2000 for Boarbank each year! Ably run by Sheila, she tells us there are still a few numbers available. Membership is only £13 per number per year, and gives you 2 chances of winning £10 once...

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We are often looking for committed Care Assistants, Nurses, people to help in the guest house or even those who feel a call to our vocation. If you are curious about any of these things, please get in touch


How can you donate?

We have a wonderful group of regular benefactors to whom we are enormously grateful.

If you wish to give us some support, we will be so very grateful to receive it directly through a cheque or bank transfer, or online via JustGiving.

Thank you and God bless you all,  Please let us know who you are, rather than simply being anonymous!


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Book Launch at Boarbank Hall

When: 9th April 2024 On Tuesday 9th April, 2024,  ‘The Roman Catholic Bishops of Lancaster’ by Dr Paul Severn is being launched at Boarbank Hall.   The day begins with Mass at 10am with Bishop Paul Swarbrick as chief celebrant followed...

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Two Wings and some Prayers!

When: 13th-18th May 2024 By popular demand… A retreat and holiday for (potential) birdwatchers… We’ve had a lot of visitors to the Guest House who are interested in sharing our life of prayer, and also in birdwatching. Quite a few are just...

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Living Laudato Si’ – May residential week

When: 25th May – 1st June 2024 Theme: Revisiting the Basics.   A week to explore how to live out Laudato Si’ fully in our personal lives and within the Church. All welcome.   To book or for further information please contact SR MARGARET

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