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.

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 is not yet fixed, so watch this space!