From the Ven. Robin Turner
Sir, - Your report (Real Life, 22 August) of the
closing of the Convent of the Community of St Laurence in Southwell
was accurate, save in one important respect. Though the convent
building has been handed over to the Reach organisation, two
members of the community remain.
Sister Dorothea, who was pictured in the item, lives still in
Southwell, as you reported. The other surviving member is Sister
Margarita Mary. She has just celebrated her 103rd birthday and
resides in a care home near by. Technically, therefore, the
Community still exists.
Honorary Canon Pastor of Southwell Minster
12 Chimes Meadow
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