Welcome to the Official website of Franciscan Order of the Stigmata a place of Franciscan spirituality and Christian worship. Our congregation is an ecumenical third order and is open to clergy and laity of both sexes married or single from every jurisdiction. We invite people from all walks of life and accept Liberal or Conservative Christians alike as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We are a progressive inclusive order "ancient in faith modern in vision" who follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ after the example set by the lives of Saint Francis and Saint Claire of Assisi. The Congregation has hermitages in Scotland, England, North America Australia and Ghana with brothers and sisters living and working under our rule. We have begun fund raising efforts in order to take over an existing church building unused and for sale in the British countryside. Our mission is simple "We preach the Gospels in our actions when necessary we use words" Our brothers and sisters are engaged in industrial Chaplaincy and many other types of ministry. We are not part of the Roman Catholic Church but take our place alongside the many other stand alone Franciscan Orders which form part of other denominations such as the Anglican Communion,Orthodox, Lutheran,Liberal,Old Catholic, and Protestant churches. We offer a spiritual home a refuge if you like from those who feel rejected by the mainstream church here you will only find acceptance and love. The order at present has no large property assets to speak of or vast wealth or cash reserves so no large basilica's all our brothers and sisters are self supporting and receive no payments whatsoever from the order. They each have opted instead for the true expression of the Franciscan ideal of spirituality and embraced lady poverty. Moreover, if you feel a calling to this spirituality don't hold back fill in the form on our vocation page.
Franciscan Order of the Stigmata is proud to be a founder member of the Franciscan Union an ecumenical religious organization promoting brotherhood between the many Franciscan orders throughout the world today.