First Order

There are approximately 50 First Order brothers and sisters in England and Wales. Most are living in small communities, but some are living singly. Many of the houses (of both brothers and of sisters) can offer hospitality for those wishing to stay. See the contact details on the website.

For videos of the First Order Brothers 

Second Order

There is a community of 7 Poor Clare sisters living in Freeland, Oxfordshire. For contact details see their website.

Third Order

There are approximately 2000 Third Order sisters and brothers in the European Province, mostly in the UK. See the European Province website for contact details. And for the Third Order in Sweden their website


Companions are individual Christians who wish to associate themselves with the Society through prayer, friendship and in seeking to live the spirit of the Gospel in the way of St Francis. For more information about becoming a Companion contact: The Secretary for Companions, Hilfield Friary, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7BE.