New European Province Leadership Appointed

February 1, 2017

Please help us congratulate the newly-appointed leadership team of the European Province! The team consists of sisters who provide a pastoral ministry of love and service, combining spiritual leadership and administration.

The team members who will take office in May are: (front row l to r) Jean Newbold, Anne Stewart and Carmel Murtagh (appointed Province Leader); (back row l to r) Geraldine MacCarthy and Angela O’Connor.

Read below to learn more about each sister and see some of the well wishes received on our Facebook page.

Carmel Murtagh has just completed a six month sabbatical in Ireland having completed a term on the Society leadership team in Rome. She is presently living in Oxford, England.

Geraldine MacCarthy lives in Dublin, Ireland. She is a member of the Stable Lane community. In addition to SHCJ commitments, she is involved in collaborative anti-trafficking efforts and school related activities.

Jean Newbold currently teaches English to refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers at the Cardinal Hume Centre in London and is passionately interested in Incarnational theology.

Angela O’Connor co-ordinates the work of the Cherwell Centre in Oxford and is the Provincial Bursar for the European Province.

Anne Stewart lives in Blackpool, 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.

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