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Franciscans (OFM) Home Page

Welcome to the web site of the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in Great Britain. 

We hope that this site will allow you to learn something about the life and work of St Francis and those who follow him today. 

One of the most impressive facts about St Francis is that today his followers, both men and women, are spread into practically every country of the world.  But in our own way, and in the culture in which we find ourselves, we try to follow the inspiration of this great saint.  

Franciscan Provinces are all different, so here we have put together not only general information about the Franciscan way of life, but, more specifically, how it is lived today in England, Wales and Scotland. 

You will also find here some ‘source’ material by which we hope to share a little of our love for the Spirit of St Francis. 

You may browse as you please, but if you are looking for specific items why not consult the Guide to the Website: click here

Below is a list of the most recent additions to this website for the benefit of regular visitors.

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8 May 2014:  The Troubadour  Spring & Summer 2014 - Publications click here

21 April 2014:  Quentin receives award for his prison work - Nottingham News click here

19 April 2014:  A visit to London by our students - Canterbury news click here

15 January 2014:  Friars at Canterbury Cathedral Carol Service - Canterbury News click here

6 January 2014:  Br Reginald Clancy Funeral Homily - Obituaries 2013 click here

5 January 2014:  Jubilees of our Brothers during 2014 - Events click here

4 January 2014:  Br Gervase Leyden Funeral Homily - Obituaries 2013 ckick here

6 November 2013:  Br Peter Hall Funeral Homily - Obituaries 2013 click here

17 October 2013:  The Troubadour, Vol. 57, No. 4 - Autumn 2013  -  Publications click here

14 October 2013:  John McCaffery obituary - Obituaries 2013  click here

18 September 2013:  Nottingham Friary to Close - Nottingham News click here

3 July 2013: revision of Definitory November meeting date - Events click here

26 March 2013:  Diamond Jubilee of Ordination for Quentin Jackson - Nottingham News click here

30 January 2013:  Br Brendan's Diamond Jubilee - Canterbury News click here

17 January 2013:  The Funeral of Br John Harding - Craigmillar News click here
Order of Service click here; Homily click here; Tribute from Africa click here.

6 January 2013:  Restoration of Greyfriars, Canterbury - Catnerbury News click here

5 January 2013:  Arrangements for Fr John Harding's funeral - News click here

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