Declining years of honour
IN 1866, Etheldreda Benett founded the Anglican community of theSisters of Bethany, in East London, to offer regular prayer forChristian unity, and service, and - for the first time - to provideretreats for women. Since then, the community have had a wide andvaried history.
Their mother house was in Bournemouth, and they have worked inPersia, Syria, and South Africa. But, as with many of the religiouscommunities founded in the days of 19th-century Anglo-Catholicism,they have dwindled ...
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