Testing a vocation

The Order of the Companions of Martha and Mary is an Anglican religious order of women who live under a common Rule of Life.

A Sister is a person who is deeply grounded in the Christian faith, a communicant member of the Anglican Church, and has a strong attachment to the contemplative life.

A Sister undertakes an active life of service and ministry whilst at the same time being vowed to a life of prayer and contemplation.

A Sister is required to live under the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and the Rule of the Order under the direction of the Amma (Superior).

The journey of discernment




Simple Profession

Is God calling you to the Religious Life?

It is not always an easy task to know whether or not what we want to do is what God is in fact asking us to do. 

We need to take time to check out whether or not this is really of God or of 'me'. 

And strange as it may seem family and friends are not always the best people to go to for advice. 

If you think that God is calling you to be a Nun or a Monk then it's a good idea talk to your Vicar or your Spiritual Director or Soul Friend, first. 

Most Diocese have a Vocations Adviser who will also be able to offer advice to help you.

Religious Orders are very happy to answer questions in order to help you discern your calling. 

Do make contact with as many Religious Orders as possible, we all have our particular 'family characteristics' and ways of living out our calling. 

You are welcome to contact us to discuss your sense of call; or you might like to follow the link to the Anglican Religious Communities web site that you can find on our links page. 

For more information about OCMM or to discuss your sense of vocation please contact:

The Amma
The Order of the Companions of Martha and Mary
New Vicarage
Church Lane

tel: 03330119563