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Two Wings and some Prayers!

Recent Events at Boarbank Hall Our annual birdwatching retreat, Two Wings and Some Prayers, took place at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria from 13th-18th May, led by Sr Margaret Atkins and Dr Margaret Phillips.     Participants joined the resident Community...

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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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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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Sr Teresina’s Perpetual Profession

On Saturday 27th May 2023 Sr Teresina (well known as Sr Sue) joined us as a full member of the Boarbank Community. It was a wonderful day! In the words of Sr Eileen, our Prioress: “The Sisters are delighted to...

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New Chaplain & Events of 2022

New Chaplain We are delighted to welcome our new chaplain, Fr Frank Thorpe, from the Salford Diocese. Fr Frank has been a regular visitor to the Guest House for some years and many of you will already have met him.  We...

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News from December 2021

Testing We still do regular testing – “Down and Up” as it is refered to among us – and thanks be to God we have not had any positives. A big thank you, as always, to all our staff, who...

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Greening Boarbank – Keeping you posted

2021 update – we’ve been busy! Sr Margaret was interviewed for the Conference of Religious website on the topic of greening Boarbank.   You can see a report of the interview CLICK HERE   and watch a video of her at Boarbank...

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Update on the gardens 2021

Thanks! We have a long list of people to thank for some recent improvements: Glyn Jones of Grange Shed for making, donating and installing a barn owl box (watch this space!) Julia and Martin for removing some unwanted Leylandii and...

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Lockdown at Boarbank

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 2021 This year the day of prayer for the sick is more relevant and poignant than ever, and we are sure that you are united with us in praying for all those across the globe...

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