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The Little Sisters Home in Manchester

The Little Sisters began their work in Manchester in 1862, and later built a Home in Plymouth Grove West. When the Home was demolished in the late 1970s the present St. Joseph’s was built on the same site and opened in June 1980.


Little Sisters of the Poor
52 Plymouth Grove West
Manchester M13 OAR
Tel: 0161 273 4147

If you wish to contact the Manchester home through our contact form, please click here.

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The feast day of St Jeanne Jugan.

On August 30th we will celebrate the feast day of our foundress St Jeanne Jugan, a very special day of thanksgiving and celebration for all of us.

My dear friends if any of you have any special intentions that you would like to be prayed for, you can send by email to Your petitions will be forwarded to our Mother house in La Tour St Joseph, France and placed on the tomb of St Jeanne Jugan on her feast day.

Our residents were asked recently for their thoughts on St Jeanne and we were really impressed by their lovely comments. Here are just a few of their thoughts.
( Please click on the picture to read thoughts and hear music)

St Jeanne Jugan hear our petitions and present them to Jesus on our behalf. 🙏🙏
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Kim Ryan Hand Mandy Hand 🙏🏻

Love the music. ❤️

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 👏🌺🌹

Reverend Mother, The Sisters, staff and residents wish to send a huge Thank You to all who sponsored St Joseph’s pedal pushers fund raising event. It was a tremendous success and raised up to now the magnificent sum of £7,734 with still a little more sponsorship to come in.

We never imagined it would be so successful, not alone a fundraiser but also such a great team bonding and fun event, a nice relief away from the pandemic.
There are not enough words to express our gratitude and appreciation to you all for your support, a million thanks.

Please feel free to share our post and ask your friends to like our Facebook page.

Be assured you are all remembered in our daily prayers. 🙏🙏🌹
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  👏🌺🌹

Reverend Mother, The Sisters, staff and residents wish to send a huge Thank You to all who sponsored St Joseph’s pedal pushers fund raising event.  It was a tremendous success and raised up to now the magnificent sum of £7,734 with still a little more sponsorship to come in.

We never imagined it would be so successful, not alone a fundraiser but also such a great team bonding and fun event, a nice relief away from the pandemic. 
There are not enough words to express our gratitude and appreciation to you all for your support, a million thanks. 

Please feel free to  share our post and ask your friends to like our Facebook page. 

Be assured you are all remembered in our daily prayers. 🙏🙏🌹

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Whoever gives to one, it's as if they are giving to the whole mankind. Good news and God bless. 🙌🏽🎉

Well done everyone to everyone great cause XX

Well done everyone involved 👏

Brilliant. Well done 💞

Brilliant! Well done xx

well done to all x

Well done to everyone involved 👏 👏❤xx

Wonderful news and well done to all involved in the journey for a very worthy cause x🙏💚💕🌹🚴🏻‍♂️🚵🏼‍♀️

Well done all. Such a worthy cause. God Bless all Xx

Well done, you all deserve it 🙏

Well done to you all xx

Well done Everyone

Wonderful xxx

Ann Mitchell such a brilliant achievement Mum and I came with our sponsor money 👍 xxx

Well done everyone 👏👏👏

👍That is Fantastic well done everyone 🙏

Great news, well done everyone 👏❤️

Absolutely amazing! Well done to everyone!

Fantastic 👏 well done everyone 🚴🚶👏 xx

Well done to all those involved.

Well done everyone 👍👍

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Our new look hair salon.

We took advantage of the restrictions due to Covid 19 and gave our hair salon a full make over, it’s just amazing what can be done with some pots of paint and a little imagination. Now it looks fantastic and we can’t wait for the day when we can welcome back our hairdresser. In the meantime I must say there are some very talented hairdressers amongst our staff, hairdryers, hot brushes and curling tongs at the ready, they do an amazing job styling our resident’s hair.
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That looks so good! Who’s first?

Looks great

Looking lovely !

Looks lovely 💇🚿 xx

That looks 👍

Hope the residents enjoy their new salon!

Looking lovely well done 👏 ❤xx

Think I'll come 😉

Looks brilliant 👌

Looks lovely xx

Wow it looks beautiful is there any room at the inn ❤️❤️❤️

Looks fantastic

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Our new wing is going up.

With all the ground preparation completed, foundations in, we are now trilled to see the walls of our new wing getting that bit higher each day. It will take approximately 18 months to 2 years for total completion, 20 new bedrooms and 5 independent living apartments for the more able. We are so excited at the prospect of then being able to accept more elderly residents into our loving care.

Like so many other charities Covid 19 has hit us hard. All our planned fundraising events had to be cancelled and for the remainder of 2020 we are unable to make any plans. Our virtual bike ride proved extremely successful, sponsor money is still coming in and we are hopeful of reaching our target of £5,000. If you wish to sponsor you can still do so through our website
or on the Go Fund me link.
Our video shows the building progress so far and how we have spent all your generous donations.

Once again thank you and God bless you all for your friendship and support. 🙏🙏❤️🌹
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Show us the way to go home.

Had the most wonderful and spiritual time at La Tour, Mother General and the Sisters really looked after us. The serenity of the convent, praying in the chapel where so many young Sisters have made their final profession, seeing the bed that St Jeanne Jugan spent her final days on earth, spending time at her tomb and walking in the gardens where she prayed will remain in our memory for ever.

Now alas !!! it’s time for home so the team got together and composed a little song as we all agree there no place like St Joseph’s home. Hope you enjoy it, rather difficult to project our singing voices due to the masks. ( Think we may give Britain’s got talent a miss) 😅

Thought we would try a different mode of transport for the return journey. 🚞🚞

Hope you enjoyed our journey as much as we did and thank you once again for all that you do to help us. 🙏🙏❤️🌹
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Congratulations on completing your journey safely, well done to all who cycled, walked, and pushed. Enjoy your well earned rest ❤️❤️

An amazing, heartfelt song and what we have in common is greater than what divides us. We are all one family in St Joseph's home. ❤️🙌🏽🌹

So pleased you completed this amazing challenge, hopefully without injury. Love your song, I’ll miss the daily videos. May the sponsorship funds come in quickly 👏👏 May everyone have a good rest, it’s been an honour to be supporting you all. Continue all your wonderful caring work God bless you all 🙏🙏 With love Ann and all Pat Dillon’s family

Pleased you all completed the journey. I have enjoyed watching your daily journey on video together with the singing and humour, well done to all at St Joseph's Care Home.

Amazing Well done everyone. Thank you 🙏🙏👏👏👏

Thank you so much for sharing your great video I’m sure you all will be tired 💤 after such a long journey peddling,walking and pushing but well done to everyone who took part ,the sisters themselves all the staff ,residents and all for a really good course and well done for the camera 🎥 person for putting together a great little video and story each day x🙏🌈🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🛌🚲🎥✝️

Brilliant. Well Done to everyone involved.

Well done you have made it home and you have a new choir out off it 👏 👍 😀 xx

Well done everyone your amazing. Xxxx

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We did it Folks. 👏👏 🚴🏼‍♀️🚶‍♂️

I’m thrilled to say our pedal pushers and walkers reached St Joseph’s, La Tour safely this afternoon, feeling exhausted, emotional and ecstatic . Our 3 walkers managed to catch up with the team for the grand arrival, no accidents Thank God just a few bicycle problems for two of our riders which made their arrival a little later than rest of the team. An amazing effort.👏👏

What a welcome from Mother General and the Sisters, we felt like royalty.

After a well earned rest we were ready to party. The room looked wonderful, just like a proper French cafe.
Rev Mother thanked all who took part in the fundraiser, making it so much fun, so successful and all who so generously donated.

Glass of wine for all, tea, coffee, our chef made a huge delicious Thank You cake, all sorts of food and our Pauline produced another batch of her yummy cup cakes, a feast , throughly enjoyed by all. So lovely to see the residents enjoying the afternoon and the staff having a well earned break.

Well done everyone you were fantastic . Tonight we will spend the night at St Joseph’s, La Tour, enjoying the comfort of the convent and a walk around their magnificent gardens. Back to St Joseph’s in Manchester tomorrow.
Thank you for following our journey over the last 11days, we covered our 486miles with nearly 50miles to spare. What a team.👏👏

God bless you all for your words of encouragement, kindness, prayers, love and support. 🙏🙏❤️
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So pleased to see everyone ‘arrived’ safely 🚴‍♀️🚶🏼‍♀️👨‍🦽 Great effort from every single one of you, thank you for filming & sharing the videos, so we supporters have been able to feel part of your journey! Well done! God bless and rest!! 👏👏👏

Congratulations you all did brilliant and deserve a good rest. Well done 💖xx

Fantastic.!!! Well done to all, What an outstanding achievement.. 👏👏👏👏

Looks like you all had fun whilst fundraising...great to see you all Godbless lots of love

Well done to each and everyone of yous that took part hope yous will have a well earned rest 👏👏👏xx

Well done to all concerned. I hope there have been no injuries. Where to next??

Marvellous. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Congratulations and well done to each and everyone of you. God Bless you all

Well done one and all, great fundraising effort

Brilliant, well done all 🤩🤩

Congratulations and well done everyone. 🙏🙏🙏🙏xxx

Well done everyone. You have done so well. Xx

you all did it 👍👍👍 congratulations

Congratulations everyone, forever unique ❤️🎉

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏆🏅well done 🚴🏾🚴🏻‍♀️🔥

Congratulations! :)

Well done to you all your just all fantastic

Well done everyone x

Fantastic !!! Well done everyone 🚴🚶🚴🚶💞 xx

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Day 10 and sad to leave Cancale. 😓

An emotional morning for the team leaving Cancale the birth place of our beloved St Jeanne Jugan. Seeing the simplicity of her birth home, the living room with the little beds, the fire place etc in comparison to present day life style certainly gave us food for thought. Delighted and privileged to be able to visit the parish church that St Jeanne worshipped in as a child. Lots of prayers in thanksgiving for our safe journey and prayers for sunshine for the remainder of the journey.
So off we go on route to Dinan stopping at St Servan where St Jeanne had spent time there working as a nurse in the local hospital. Our pedalers really enjoyed their visits to both Cancale and St Servan.

Our prayers were answered, Sr Mary Agnes and Sr Catherine managed to get their afternoon walk and enjoy a chat. Sr Marian also got her steps clocked up, all three Sisters giving a boost to the mileage sheet.
This has been a team effort between the residents, staff and Sisters all working together, a pleasure to observe such a strong bond within the whole team.
One of our chefs added 10 miles to the mileage total while on his exercise bike from home. Ann has now walked 27 miles, my goodness all will be super fit after this and our resident Mary is preparing for a marathon next year. 😅

Tonight we rest at Dinan, the town where St Jeanne Jurgan opened her third home in 1846. A short ride today only 38.9 miles but a wonderful spiritual experience. The team are feeling electrified and exhilarated at the thought of reaching our final destination tomorrow at St Joseph’s, La Tour. We hear the welcome mat is already out and waiting for us.

Thank you all once again for your continued support. 🙏🙏
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well done everyone this has been a memorable time to achieve so much and without doubt created joy to so many who needed some light relief from the world's problems at the moment. JMJ keep everyone safe in your protective arms.

You are wonderful, I’m sure St Jeanne Jugan is watching over you all on the final leg of your journey! 🙏🙏🙏🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

Well done to all the peddlers ,walkers and everyone involved in an amazing long journey,but for such a worthy cause for the little

Well done St Joseph's. X

well done everyone!

Well done everyone 🚴🚶🥰

Well done everyone xx

Well done everyone xxx🙏🙏


Well done everyone and tommorow is the final day 🏆🥇toutes nos felicitations/Congratulazioni/Congratulations

Not long now to the finishing line well done to you all again 👏 👏xx

Well done

Fantastic team. Well done everyone. 💙💙

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Day 9. Farewell Mont St Michel. 👋👋

After a restful night at Mont St Michel we waved goodbye and set out on our journey to Cancale. 33.9 miles. Excitement is building up now as only one more day to go to reach our final destination.

Our stop at Cancale will be really special as it was the birth place of St Jeanne Jugan, born there on 25th October 1792 and the foundress of the order of the Little Sisters of the Poor. A very special place for all of us. 🙏🙏😇
Sr Bernadette and Shelia while out walking stopped off at a beautiful church and said prayers of thanksgiving to the good Lord for our many generous supporters and the safe return of all of our pedlars.
Others decided to rest up and enjoy a well earned glass of wine 🍷🍷 well I suppose there has to be a bit of relaxing time included to keep morals high. Not too much now girls as we have another long day ahead of us tomorrow, we don’t want any hangovers or slowing down, those pedals await you. ( nearly there now).

Our gratitude once again for your kind comments, messages of encouragement and generosity, we feel so blessed to have such support. ❤️

St Jeanne Jugan pray for us all. 🙏🙏
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I can see that our residents are motivated to achieve our goal. Nice things happen to nice people. Congratulations❤️👍🏽🌹. I have an amazing suprise for tomorrow if God wills. 🙌🏽🌸

Fantastic effort from you all, I’ve hopefully shared this video to everyone I am connected to on FB. Not sure if a couple more donations will follow, but hopefully so! Hope you are all resting, ready for tomorrow. 🚴‍♀️🇫🇷🚶🏼‍♀️ Stay safe!

Great work all even cycling in the pouring rain today 🚴 Congratulations for tomorrows Finale - Bon Chance!!!

Another brilliant little video of everyone enjoying their bike 🚲 rides plus well done to the little sisters also taking part peddling, walking 🚶‍♀️ every step counts I’m sure you all will have no trouble sleeping 🛏 tonight wishing you all good luck for tomorrow x🙏🙏🌈🚲🚲🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️

Getting there ladies enjoy your fine wine yous deserve it well done to all 🇨🇵🇨🇵xx

Fantastic. Well done everyone xxx🙏🙏🙏

Well done congratulations 💖

Super everyone 🚵 keep going love

All are amazing

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