Today’s Leadership

The leadership team of the European Province is made up of four sisters who, in the words of the Constitutions, provide a pastoral ministry of love and service, combining spiritual leadership and administration.

Clockwise, starting top left: Angela O’Connor, Eileen Crowley, Anne Stewart and Judith Lancaster.

Some of the words and phrases from the Society’s Constitutions describe what they do: unifying, facilitating growth, promoting the common good and directing resources. In this work they are answerable to both the province and the Society as a whole.

As a registered charity, the Society also has to ensure that all legal and financial regulations are satisfied. However, the emphasis is really on people – the sisters themselves and all those with whom they work. It is a challenging and demanding responsibility and a privilege.

Angela O’Connor is Province Leader and lives in Oxford, England. She has been on the last Province Leadership Team and was Province Bursar. Prior to that she managed the Cherwell Centre in Oxford was a Pastoral Worker for the Dublin Archdiocese and worked in Salford Cathedral Centre for homeless and marginalized persons.

Eileen Crowley lives in Raheny, Dublin, Ireland. She is currently responsible for finances in Ireland, Delegated Liaison Person for Safeguarding and a Trustee member of the Irish Charities.

Judith Lancaster lives in Oxford, England. She has a ministry in spiritual accompaniment and is currently the Society archivist.

Anne Stewart lives in Blackpool, England, where she is very involved in the local church and community. She accompanies SHCJ Associates in the European Province with Sr Angela O’Connor and supports the Step Into the Gap project with colleagues from CAFOD (Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.) She has also worked with the national anti-poverty campaigning organisation Church Action on Poverty. She is also involved in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults locally and nationally in the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Anne is involved in a local Ignatian Outreach Team offering Weeks of Guided Prayer and one to one spiritual accompaniment.