The Community was founded to serve Africa by a life of prayer and missionary work,
bringing to Africans a knowledge of God’s love. After the church in Tanzania gained
its independence, and the Community of St Mary of Nazareth and Calvary (CMM), which
they nurtured, became self-governing, CSP withdrew from Tanzania and now offers support
from England. Much of the help is channelled through CMM to whom they offer encouragement,
advice and financial support. The Sisters also collect money and goods for the Polio
Hostel at Kwa Mkono, which they started, and which still helps disabled children,
enabling them to be educated and become self-supporting. There are other projects
in Tanzania that the Community supports.
At Shoreham, the Sisters offer hospitality for small day events and accommodate
various groups from the parish, which find the Convent a convenient meeting place.
They are involved in guidance of individuals and have contacts in the local community.
The Sister who lives in Clapham is involved mainly in work as a member of the World
Community for Christian Meditation and has contacts among people of various faiths.
Prayer remains the foundation of the life of the Community.
The Convent of the Sacred Passion, 22 Buckingham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex,
BN43 5UB, UK