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The Third Order of the Society of St Francis

Published: 12th October 2021

The Third Order of the Society of St Francis (TSSF) is a worldwide Anglican Franciscan Religious Order of men and women, lay or ordained, married or single, young and old, and of various ethnic and educational backgrounds.

The TSSF commit themselves to leading their lives according to a personal Rule of Life, while living in their homes, worshipping in their local churches, working in the community and caring for their families. Known as ‘Tertiaries‘, they serve our Lord through worship, prayer, study and work, after the example of St Francis (who founded the Third Order) and St Clare. They believe they are called to this service, and are enriched and strengthened by meeting together, and by times of contemplation and retreat.

Tertiaries aim to make Jesus known and loved everywhere, to spread the spirit of love and harmony, and to live simply.

Locally, the TSSF has 45 professed members and 4 novices (Wyvern – Herefordshire & Worcestershire). To find out more about the Order, please visit their website:

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