The Third Order, Society of St Francis (TSSF), Province of Europe

Introduction to the community

The Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis consists of men and women, ordained and lay, single or in committed relationships, who believe that God is calling them to live out their Franciscan vocation in the world, living in their own homes and following ordinary professions. Like the First Order Friars and Sisters and Second Order Nuns, The Third Order members, (called Tertiaries) encourage one another in living and witnessing to Christ through a Rule of Life that includes prayer, study and work. The Third Order is worldwide, with a Minister General, and five Ministers Provincial to cover their respective Provinces.

TSSF Provinces worldwide

Contact details

Website:
www.tssf.org.uk
Telephone:
+44 1758 770303

Main address:
Canon Tim Higgins TSSF
Cae Helyg, Tudweiliog, Pwllheli, Wales LL53 8PB, UK

Administrator (Provincial Secretary):
Martin Allen
25 Broadmead, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9LU
Tel : +44 1462 432761
Email: martin.allen5@ntlworld.com

Community information

Date of foundation:
1930s

Bishop Protector: Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford

Lifestyle:
Rule:
Location:

Leadership

Acting Minister Provincial: Tim Higgins TSSF

Membership

Professed: 1648

Novices: 133
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