Community of Poor Clare Colettines

Bulwell in Nottingham

Welcome to the website of the Poor Clare Monastery in Nottingham, home to an English shrine to Our Lady of Confidence.

Founded in 1927, the Poor Clare Monastery is situated next door to Our Lady's Church in Bulwell and pre-dates the building of the present Church.

Some of the parish weekday Masses are offered in the Convent Chapel and the Sisters share in the spiritual life of our parish in many ways. The Sisters have always been involved in the life of our parish community.

The Poor Clares are the only Enclosed Contemplative Community of Sisters in the Nottingham Diocese.

"We are truly blessed to have this 'Power House' of Prayer within our Diocese and we pray that the Lord will continue to bless us with their presence and prayer in the years ahead."  (Bishop Patrick)

Love that cannot suffer is not worthy of that name. ~ St. Clare of Assisi