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A call to volunteer with the nuns in India

A CALL for volunteers of all ages to travel to India has been made by the Anglican Sisters of the Community of St Mary the Virgin, Wantage, Oxfordshire.

For nearly 150 years the community has had close links with the Indian city of Pune, where Sisters from Wantage helped establish three all-age schools, a hostel for homeless and neglected girls and young women and a home for elderly women.

“We are encouraging anyone to volunteer to work alongside any of these wonderful institutions,” says Sister Stella. “I have just returned from a visit to Pune and seen the valuable work being done in testing conditions. Students would have a remarkable gap year, while those with experience in teaching and care could offer a great deal too. Anyone willing to go and offer support and encouragement could be very helpful,” she says.

For more information go to csmvonline and search Wantage Overseas. Alternatively please contact Sister Stella at the Community of St Mary the Virgin to explore further the possibility of volunteering on either 01235 763141 or