The Sisters of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, Whitby, are very pleased to tell their friends in York Diocese that Sister Jocelyn OHP has been elected as their new Prioress.

As well as a trained primary school teacher, an organist, a cook, and the property manager, Sister Jocelyn has been a dedicated Sister for the past 35 years. Prior to her election by her fellow Sisters, Sister Jocelyn was the Sub-Prioress to Sister Carole, who died in March this year.

Speaking on the selection of Sister Jocelyn as the new prioress, Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said; "We continue to thank God for the work, dedication and service of the Sisters of the Order of the Holy Paraclete. As Sister Jocelyn takes on this new role as Prioress, join me in praying for her and the whole community at this exciting time for the Order, that they may continue to love and serve the Lord, building community in Whitby and beyond."

The Sisters of the Order of the Holy Paraclete was founded just over 100 years ago by Mother Margaret, and, due to its home, is often called the ‘Whitby Sisters’. Of course, those belonging to this order don’t always stay in the beautiful Yorkshire town, with previous sisters heading to Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland. Currently there are two Ghanaian Sisters running an eye clinic in their home country.

The date of Sister Jocelyn’s installation will be on Tuesday 10th September.