Community of the Sisters of the Church (Australia)
Arrived in Australia 1892. Established as a separate Province 1965
Founded by Emily Ayckbowm in 1870, the Community of the Sisters of the Church is an international body of women within the Anglican Communion, living under the gospel values of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, desiring to be faithful to the traditions of Religious Life while exploring new ways of expressing them and of living community life and ministry today. By our worship, ministry and life in community, we desire to be channels of the reconciling love and acceptance of Christ, to acknowledge the dignity of every person, and to enable others to encounter the living God whom we seek.
The Community's patrons are St Michael and the angels pointing us to a life both of worship and active ministry, of mingled adoration and action.
Our name, Sisters of the Church, reminds us that our particular dedication is to the mystery of the Church as the Body of Christ in the world.
The houses have varying timetables of corporate worship. The Eucharist and Divine Office (usually fourfold) are the heart of our Community life.
Name: Linda Mary Shuttle CSC
(Provincial, assumed office November 1999)
Address: 29 Lika Drive , Kempsey, NSW, 2440, Australia
Tel: +61 265 622 313
Fax: +61 265 622 314
Address: Apt.9/ 66-70 Parramatta Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050 Australia
Tel: +61 295 162 407
Address: Unit15/75 St John's Road, Glebe, NSW, 2037, Australia
Tel: +61 296 608 020
Address: Apt 310/99 River Street, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141, Australia
Tel: +61 398 271 658
Address: 59 Hibiscus Crescent, Newcomb, Victoria, 3219, Australia
Tel: +61 352 481 808