The Order of the Companions of Martha and Mary (OCMM) is our sister community, like us, dedicated to a vowed life of prayerful presence and hospitality.

The community was founded in Blackburn and dedicated at Blackburn Cathedral in 2010. Their vocation is a way of Christian discipleship which seeks to balance the activity of Martha with the contemplation of Mary.

The Sisters serve God in prayer, contemplation and active service under a common Rule of Life.

The Sisters visit us and we visit them at various times during the year despite being 260 miles apart! We have great fun when we’re together … and they’re much better at washing up and laying tables than we are.