Our Guest house is steeped in history having been built for a group of Anglican Sisters of the English Order of St Elizabeth of Hungary in 1928.
They lived a life of faith according to the Franciscan tradition and wore a habit of grey so that some referred to them as St Francis’s “little grey sparrows”
The original chapel still exists today albeit in a renovated state. The original gothic windows and door form part of the house and can be viewed when taking your breakfast in the dining room.
In 1957 a decision was made to withdraw the Sisters of the Order from Australia partly because the original work to help care for the English settlers was now complete but they were also experiencing difficulty in maintaining a sufficient number of young Sisters necessary for the very arduous parish work of this present age.
Our Guest House has been operational since 1969 and also has been operated as a restaurant for some time over the years.
You may view pictures of the original buildings and grounds along with a picture of the Sisters on the wall near the library.
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