Do you feel God calling you to explore

 the meaning of a Franciscan Vocation?

We are a group of Franciscan Sisters and we meet once a month with young people to discern the call to religious life.

Vocation Discernment Afternoon

Date of meetings: Every First Saturday of the month 2pm-5pm.  Please let us know if you are coming.

If this is not a good time for you to come - let us know and we'll try to sort out another opportunity.
Come and meet the Sisters at St Clare's and other young people exploring their future. The afternoon involves some input on Religious Life, time for Eucharistic adoration, opportunity for a one-to-one chat with a Sister and evening prayer and tea with the community.


Vocation Discernment Visits

You are welcome to visit us on our discernment days/afternoons if you are local, and women who live further away may arrange an overnight or weekend visit.

Discernment Day
Have you ever wondered about becoming a Sister?
If you would like to explore the possibility
this day is a 'taster' experience for women
aged between 18 - 40

Date (to be announced) 
:  from 10.30am - 5.00pm

(Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided)

Contact: For more information contact

Taster Weekends  - next weekend to be announced
The sisters continue to welcome young women discerning their vocation to join them for taster weekends.
These are held for groups or individuals and give women a chance to experience something of the life of a Franciscan Minoress sister. There is also the opportunity for personal discernment time with one of the sisters.

Do keep an eye on our vocations site or contact the sisters to enquire about attending  weekends or for more details on other forthcoming weekends

You can contact us at the following email address for further details:

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Meetings take place at: St Clare's Convent, Stretton Road, Clay Cross, Derbyshire S45 9AQ (01246) 862621

St Clare's Convent, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 9AQ