Isle of Wight Franciscan Group


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Secular Franciscan Order, Australia  or email

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This website was originally designed for The Isle of Wight Franciscan Group since then interest in the site has extended worldwide, and so it now helps to introduce many interested people to the Secular Franciscan way of life.

Isle of Wight Franciscan Group

The Isle of Wight Franciscan Group is formed of faithful people seeking guidance and support in their spiritual journey, whilst also offering encouragement to one another. The group includes faithful Catholics from around the Island as well as professed OFS members, enquirers and visitors. If you live on the Isle of Wight and would like to meet with us do get in touch.  Everyone is welcome.  We meet the first Monday of each month, and are meetings are structured as below.


2:00pm – Welcome Tea/Coffee
2:30pm – A Moment of Stillness, Personal Reflection and Opening Prayer
2:40pm – Formation
4:00pm – Afternoon Prayer from the Divine Office
4:30pm – Close and Farewell

In the mean time you might like to:
View: A Video Portrait of St Francis.
Read about his life : on our St Francis page.
Learn about St Clare’s contribution to Franciscan Spirituality.
Or consider more about joining the Secular Franciscan Order by reading articles about discernment.

Pax et bonum

May the Lord bless you.
May He set His face to shine upon you.
May the Lord give you His peace.


The Isle of Wight Franciscan Group meet on the:

1st Monday of each month from 2pm to 4:30pm at:
The McAuley Centre, 75 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight or St Wilfrid’s Church in Ventnor. 
The McAuley Centre is in the grounds of St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church and accessed from the Presbytery garden gate 96 Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight.
or from the High Street – past the Castle Inn and opposite Day Lewis Pharmacy where you will notice a red door/gate

Nearest Parking:
Drill Hall Road Car Park – also accessible from Lugley Street.
Scarrots Lane / New Street Car Park


Crucifix Isle of Wight McAuly Centre
Isle of Wight Franciscan Group Meeting at the McAuley Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight

Photos : Detail from the Saint Francis Window at All Saints Church, Newchurch, Isle of Wight and inside the McAuley Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight © Elizabeth Wolfendale

Elizabeth is a member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. She has had an interest in Franciscan Spirituality for over 20 years.