An Anglican Religious Community
for Women

OHP Priory and Chapel Inside OHP Chapel

OHP Dormanstown

OHP Sisters have been resident in Dormanstown since August 2009. They work in the parishes of Kirkleatham, Redcar, and Redcar, areas of high unemployment and considerable social need.

Sister Anita serves with the Ministry Team at St Hilda's Mersey Road and St Cuthbert's Kirkleatham. The Sir William Turner Almshouses are part of the parish, where there is a weekly Eucharist on a Wednesday morning. She visits several of the residential homes in the parish, and has contact with the Primary Schools in the parish, who use the churches for various events throughout the year. She is also part of the team who run a Foodbank Distribution Centre at St Hilda's on a Monday.

Sister Anita has recently become the Secretary for the Kirkleatham Parochial Church Council. The parish is currently undertaking a building project, as the current building of St Hilda's has been deteriorating in its condition. The plan is for a new church and community centre to be built to serve the people living in the Lakes Estate area of Redcar.

Sister Louisa Ann has been accepted to train to be a Reader and serves on the ministry team of St Peter's, Redcar. She supports the Pram Service at St Peter's on a Thursday morning, and has joined the Chaplaincy team at Redcar & Cleveland College. She continues to work with Middlesbrough Foodbank providing administration support at the depot one day a week.

Sister Louisa Ann moved to Dormanstown in January 2016, and originally served in the parish of Holy Trinity, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, working with the Trinity Youth & Children's Project at the Trinity Centre (part of the parish outreach), with the Methodist Asylum Project (MAP) and with Middlesbrough Foodbank.

Sister Pam was one of the original Sisters in the house until her death in September 2016. She served alongside the Ministry Team at St Peter's, Redcar, where she took part in the liturgy and the pastoral care. She regularly visited a local nursing home for a short service with the residents, and also took assemblies for Zetland Primary School, which is next door to the church. St Peter's supports the work of the Redcar Area Foodbank by collecting food to be donated to the warehouse, where Sr Pam volunteered three mornings a week.