Presentation Sisters

Presentation Sisters


  • Sr Terry and children planting at the Garden of Oneness in Zambia
  • Sr Shalini marching for the poor and marginalised in New Delhi, India
  • Sr Teresa helping a patient in a local hospital in Nuneaton, England


Presentation Sisters first arrived in Manchester, England in 1836 from Clonmel, Ireland. Over the years more houses were established from various communities in Ireland and from India.

The English Province was formed when the separate houses came together following the Union of a number of Presentation Congregations in 1976.   

Sr Rita Lee who managed the Lalley Centre in Manchester. 
Sr Rita’s work at the Centre was the subject of a BBC
documentary in 2015

“Small but beautiful” might describe the numerical size of the Province – just 63 sisters in a country with a population of approximately 57 million.  In England there are pockets of extreme poverty and social need and society is becoming increasingly fragmented along economic and racial lines.  It is in this context that our Sisters continue to witness to God’s love, fidelity and compassion through a variety of ministries and involvement with people. Many Sisters in England have also ministered in India, Pakistan, Africa, the Americas and Europe and their wisdom and experience brings a richness and global feel to the Province.

Sr Bernadette, chaplain of St
Mary’s School in Chesterfield
with one of the students

There is a vibrant group of Presentation Associates who strive to live out their baptismal calling in a “Presentation” way, sharing in the Charism of Nano Nagle. By their way of life and the efforts they make in their own lives they bring the good news to those around them and continue to light the lantern and go “one step beyond”.









Sisters in England are based across a number of geographic locations including: Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Manchester,  Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

The Provincialate is in Oxfordshire.

Contact email:eprov@pbvmengland.co.uk