Membership

Members  of the Society are men and women who dedicate their lives to the service of God and who make a commitment  to live under the conditions of poverty, celibacy and obedience.  So they hold money and property in common, all earnings are paid to the Society, and members are housed and maintained for their life and work. Members remain unmarried, leaving them free to work in surroundings and situations where it may otherwise be difficult to find workers. And Members do not choose their own work: in consultation with the leaders of the community they serve were they are most needed.

Those wishing to to join the Society live in a house of the Society for at least one year. They may then be invited to make a one-year commitment to the Society.

Following this, the commitment may be renewed for a period of one to five years, with further subsequent renewals.

If you believe that you may be called to become a member of the Society please contact the provincial:

The Well, Newport Road, Willen, Milton Keynes,MK15 9AA

Telephone. +44(0)1908 241974 Fax +44(0)1908 242187

SSM Administrator

Associates of the Society

Associates are people who support the aims of the Society, and actively share in its life and work. They respect the commitment of the members of the Society to poverty, celibacy and obedience, but do not feel called to make that commitment for themselves. Those who are interested in becoming associates should contact the provincial, or one of the houses of the Society.


 

Companions of the Society

Companions are men and women who support the aims of the Society,  without being closely related to its work. The companions consecrate their lives in loving response to a vocation to deepen their understanding of God's will, and to persevere more devotedly in commitments already made - in baptism, marriage or ordination. They make use of the members and associates of the Society as 'companions on the way'.

 

If any of these three ways of being involved with the Society interests you, please contact any of the houses.