Sisters of the Incarnation (SI)

Introduction to the community

The sisters live under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in a simple life style, and seek to maintain a balance between prayer, community life and work for each member and to worship and serve within the church. They combine the monastic and apostolic aspects of the Religious Life. The monastic aspects include prayer, domestic work at home, community life and hospitality. The sisters are engaged in parish ministry.

The community was founded in the diocese of Adelaide in 1981 as a contemporary expression of the Religious Life for women in the Anglican Church. In 1988, the two original sisters made their Profession of Life Intention within the Sisters of the Incarnation, before the Archbishop of Adelaide, the Visitor of the community. One member was ordained to the diaconate in 1990 and the priesthood in 1992. The governing body of the community is its chapter of professed sisters, which elects the Guardian, and appoints an Episcopal Visitor and a Community Advisor.

Contact details


Address: The House of the Incarnation, 6 Sherbourne Terrace, Dover Gardens, South Australia 5048, Australia

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Dr K Rayner

Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

The community has a group of Friends who share special celebrations and significant events, many of whom have supported the community from the beginning, while others become Friends as we touch their lives. There is no formal structure.


Guardian: Revd Sister Juliana SI (priest)
Assumed office 2013


Sister Patricia