Gabriel Sisters (previously known as the Order of the Sisters of Jesus)

Introduction to the community

After a year of prayer and discernment, with help from a representative from the Advisory Council on the Religious Life, we are completing a process of transition towards a more outward facing focus and commitment to our Apostolic work, “The Gettalife Project” However, the core of our vocation continues to be a call to an uncommon attention to the things of God, so that like Gabriel, who stood in the presence of God and was sent with good news for a waiting people, we seek to know the reality of the things of the Spirit: to bring that good news in these fractured and changing times in which we live. We desire to know spiritual realities in everyday circumstance, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola’s exhortation ‘to know God in all things.” First vows were taken by the Foundation Sister before Bishop Christopher Mayfield, the Bishop of Manchester, on the festival of St Michael and All Angels, 2000. The Foundation Sister took permanent vows in 2007. The Community was acknowledged by the Advisory Council in July 2011. At present this dispersed community comprises three Apostolic Sisters, two of whom are in Permanent Vows.

Contact details

Community contact form:
0161 233 0630 (evenings)

Main address: 
34 Eaton Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 3EH, UK

Contact for The Gettalife Project:

Community information

Date of foundation:
Registered Charity number:
The Gettalife Project 1131341

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Peter Eagles, Bishop of Sodor and Man

Role: Name


Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

It is possible to join as a Fellowship or Apostolic Sister, the latter accepting the call to our Apostolic work and a Fellowship sister being closer in pattern to the third order of a traditional community.


Foundation Sister: Revd Dr Susan Gabriel Talbot


Maureen Brathwaite
Claire Sherman