The Congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi, founded in 1883 by Mother Mary Francis Ingham and Bishop ( later Cardinal) Vaughan, is a religious congregation of pontifical right. (FMSJ Constitutions)

Sister Maureen Murphy is our current Congregational Leader. She is assisted by Sister Anne Moore, assistant Congregational Leader and bursar, Sister Margaret Nyabongoye, Councillor, Sister Brenda Makokha, Councillor and Sister Joan Kerley, Councillor. These 5 sisters form the Congregational Leadership Team and are also the trustees of the Congregation.

The Headquarters of the Congregation is the Generalate, located at St. Joseph’s Convent, 150 Greenleach Lane, Worsley, Manchester M28 2TS. Telephone:0161 794 1062; Fax: 0161 794 6420.


Congregational Leadership Team: SistersĀ  Margaret Nyabongoye, Anne Moore, Maureen Murphy, Brenda Makokha and Joan Kerley


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