2019 Hackney, Fellows Court, London

Our balcony during the snow!Our balcony during the snow!

Here in Hackney, we live in a Council flat on the 13th floor of a Tower Block.

The East-End of London has traditionally been the first port of call for people coming from every country and the meeting of cultures is a wonderful challenge to build Community.

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Our parish, St Monica'a Hoxton is a lively place where we pray and celebrate together from many different countries.

We have an open house for local friends and friends from far and wide. Some come to pray and have a sharing on the Gospel, others for a chat and a meal.

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We are often five in the community but London being London we are always happy to welcome Little sisters from other continents for times of study or renewal.

Since she left her job at St Joseph's hospice Little sister Pat has been giving time to neighbours and friends on our estate as well as well as bringing Communion to the house-bound from our parish. Regularly she goes to a Welcome Centre for Refugees to help with English conversation.

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Little sister Claire, who is now 91 is both partially sighted and with hearing difficulties re-adapts to her new situation seeking little ways to be helpful and to stay in touch with parishioners and friends. She draws on her knowledge of scripture to prepare our Gospel sharing each Friday.

Little Sister Catharine, after 12 years as a Home Carer in the area puts energy into building up community, giving time to neighbours, local friends and groups and having a special concern to pray and share with young people who are searching. She also keeps links between the four communities.

Pavla with her friends from her my language school 2017Pavla with her friends from her my language school 2017Little sister Pavla is from the Czech Republic and is making a big effort to learn english. She enjoys meeting people from so many different cultural backgrounds is now working officially as a Carer for Claire. Pavla with Claire and CatharinePavla with Claire and Catharine Katrina is also part of our community while living close and giving support to her elderly dad. Slowly she becomes part of her local parish of Princes Risborough. Katrina at home with her dadKatrina at home with her dad

Contact us

Address: 148 Fellows Court, Weymouth Terrace, London E2 8LW
Tel: 02077293605