Apley Grange Reaches 100

Sunday, 12 October, was 100 years to the day since the land for Apley Grange – a plot of six acres on the corner of Hookstone Drive and Oatlands Drive

September Associate Day

The annual September Associate Day was held at the Priory School in Edgbaston, which is better known to many as the former Convent of the Holy Child Jesus.


Catriona McPhail SHCJ

I am currently living in a community in Takoradi, Ghana where my main ministry is teaching midwifery at the local School of Nursing and Midwifery. Strangely, I spent some time living and working in Ghana before I entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and I never expected to be here again. I, like […]

Pamela Hussey SHCJ

Mine might be described as a life of two halves or, more accurately, of two continents, South America and Europe. Though my parents were English, I was born and brought up in Argentina, in Buenos Aires. In 1942, at the age of twenty, I sailed to Britain to join the WRNs and ‘do my bit’ […]

Apley Grange, Harrogate

Apley Grange, Harrogate, is the home of those members of the province who need more care or nursing than would be possible in other houses. We welcome to Apley Grange other women who would like to join in being cared for in a warm, friendly, Christian environment. Download our brochure below! Please contact Denise Daniel […]

A Love Full of Action: The Life and Work of Cornelia Connelly

The European province commissioned a DVD to mark the 200th anniversary of Cornelia Connelly’s birth. The DVD gives a clear and moving account of Cornelia’s challenging life before showing how her spirit and her educational vision are still very much alive today. The schools of the Holy Child network are featured as well as members […]

Review of A Love Full of Action

Professor Paul Crossley from the Courtauld Institute in London wrote of the DVD, A Love Full of Action, First, this is such a sympathetic and at times moving script, beautifully read by Sara Mohr-Pietsch – whose voice is not ‘posh’ but real and clear. And then the music! I hadn’t heard Britten’s Metamorphosis for solo […]

The Decree Declaring Cornelia

The Cause – where are we? To review briefly how the Canonization Process works – I. The Bishop of the Diocese where the person died asks permission of Rome to introduce the Cause for canonization. When permission is granted, the interested parties begin to collect all the writings of the Servant of God and identify […]