York - Corpus Christi Carmelites

The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters are a congregation of apostolic sisters affiliated to the Carmelite Order, active in local communities in Britain, Africa, America and the Caribbean. The congregation was founded in England in the early twentieth century, celebrating its centenary in 2008 (to read a report about the centenary celebrations please click here).
The superior of the Corpus Christi Carmelites in York, Sr. Ann Parker, presenting a commemorative plaque to the Prior Provincial of the Carmelite Friars, Fr. Wilfrid McGreal, in celebration of the Sisters' centenary in 2008.
Today there are two communities of the Corpus Christi Carmelites in England - Birmingham and York - where the sisters are engaged in many different forms of apostolate, including parish ministry, prison chaplaincy, hospital visiting, and religious education. You can visit the website of the Sisters by clicking here.
The sisters in York hosting a Lay Carmelite meeting
The Corpus Christi Carmelites came to the northern English city of York in 1995 where they are very active in St. George's Parish, with a special apostolate to support the mission of their sisters in Liberia. The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters in York have very strong links with the Carmelite Friars in the city, and the enclosed Carmelite nuns at Thicket Priory.

A Corpus Christi Carmelite Sister praying at the Advent Carol Service
at nearby Thicket Priory.

In York, as in each of their locations in England, the Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters collaborate closely with Lay Carmelites, including the York Carmelite Spirituality Group.

Carmelite Street bears testimony to the Carmelite Family's
presence in York since 1250.
Getting to 110 Lawrence Street
Lawrence Steet is on the eastern side of York, outside the walls which encircle the city centre. York is easily accessible from across the Yorkshire region not only by car but also by train and bus. Once in York a good way to reach the Corpus Christi Carmelites is by taking the number 10 bus service run by York First. This runs from the railway station or the main bus depot at nearby Rougier Street. Look for the number 10 going from York towards Stamford Bridge. The bus timetable can be consulted online by clicking here. The number 10 service runs about every 15-20 minutes. Ask the bus driver to drop you opposite the Jet Garage petrol station on
Lawrence Street
. The stop is not shown on the bus timetable but it’s between the “Waggon & Horses” pub and Hull Road Carlton Avenue (about a 10-20 minute bus ride depending on traffic). Having alighted from the bus, cross the road and the Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters’ house is at
110 Lawrence Street
, next to the Jet Garage.
Alternatively, a taxi from York railway station to
Lawrence Street
usually costs no more than £5.00.
Drivers from outside York are best advised to approach from the eastern side of the city. Coming off the A64 outer ring road, the A1079 (signposted Hull, Heslington) is the
Hull Road
which leads into the city centre and direct onto
Lawrence Street
. Continue down the
Hull Road
for approximately a mile, passing David Lloyd Gym and Somerfield supermarket on your left. After going over a crossroads you’ll immediately pass a Shell Garage on your left, and shortly afterwards you’ll come to a Jet Garage also on your left, directly before
110 Lawrence Street
Alternatively, if travelling from the West of York you can approach Lawrence Street by taking the outer ring road (A64) as far as the from the south of the city and still avoid the narrow streets of the city centre. On the A64 continue to the junction where it meets the A19. Take the A19 into the city centre, passing through the suburb of Fulford. When the road forks take the right hand turning onto
Cemetery Road
(signposted DistrictHospital). You’ll pass over a number of traffic lights, and merge into the A1036 (signposted Inner Road Road) which runs alongside the city walls. When you come to Walmgate Bar (a medieval buttress in the walls) turn right onto the A1079. This is the
Lawrence Street
end of the
Hull Road
. Continue away from the city centre until you see the Jet Garage on your right after about half a mile. Fuller directions are available online by using the AA website.
Limited parking is available onsite in the driveway to the left of the house, or along the street by the parking meters. Bikes can be locked to the railings at the front of the house, or in the garden.
To download a map with directions in PDF format, please click here. A map is also shown below.


Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters
110 Lawrence Street
YO10 3EB