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Christmas Greetings From Our Minister Provincial


Christmas Greeting 2017

Christmas Greetings 2017

Wishing you

Peace and Joy

this Christmas

Jamie TSSF

Minister Provincial

European Province

Third Order, Society of St Francis


 Artwork by Sophie Hacker



Christmas message from our Minister Provincial – Please follow the link below,

TSSF Website – News

New Website

Chapter has approved a supplier for the development of a new Website for TSSF.  Work has commenced and it is hoped that the new site will be available in the second half of 2018.

Current Website

The current website will now only be updated with essential items which will generally include, news, elections, and essential updates.

Any queries should be directed to the Temporary Webmaster Rona Duncan by email


Another photo from IPTOC – Tertiaries from all Provinces

IPTOC 2017

Thanks to Ken Norian, retiring Minister General, who posted this on Facebook. [He knows I have “borrowed” it!]

PFG elect

As a result of the election for a Provincial Formation Guardian, we are pleased to welcome Sarah Cawdell (Area Formation Guardian, Wyvern Area) to be our Provincial Formation Guardian Elect (subject to ratification by the Bishop Protector).

Posted on behalf of Martin Allen, Provincial Secretary.


The Interprovincial Chapter of the Third Order (IPTOC) along the Joint First Order Chapter (JFOC) are meeting at High Leigh, Hertfordshire, from 6th to 15th September. The Bishop Protector, Minister Provincial, Provincial Formation Guardian and Provincial Novice Guardian (Bishop Stephen, Jamie, Paul and Peter) will all be attending (as will John Lovatt, our Provincial Treasurer, as an observer) and among the business will be the election of a new Minister General of TSSF, in succession to Ken Norian, and the ratification of a new Constitution.

There will also be talks from Sam Wells, the Vicar of St Martin in the Fields, Markus Heinze of Franciscans International, Tibor Kauser (Minister General of OFS) and Paula Pierce (National Minister of OFS GB), Richenda Milton-Daws from Franciscan Aid and Paul Alexander, on the Francis Film.

Please pray for us.

Jamie Hacker Hughes (posted by the webmaster)

IPTOC 2017

IPTOC 2017

IPTOC 2017

IPTOC 2017

Convocation, final presentations

TSSF Convocation – the final session

Text of Nicholas Henshall’s summary (this is based on his informal notes)

Videos of the Final Presentations from the 6 groups:

  1. Making an impact –
  2. Going Deeper in Prayer –
  3. Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation –
    (that is an ‘underscore’ between Nv and So)
  4. Energy –
    ( O4 is an O not a zero)
  5. Growing the Third Order –
    (Oy is again an O not zero and the last 4 characters are yuqgY)
  6. Structure –