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Poor Clare Sisters, Hawarden, marks 800-year anniversary

AN ANCIENT sisterhood of nuns based in Hawarden is opening its doors to the public for a weekend.

The Poor Clare Sisters on Upper Aston Hall Lane have been part of life in North Wales since 1928, but their sisterhood is much older – dating to 1212.

The group will mark 800 years in existence with an exhibition at the monastery from next Friday-Sunday, March 16-18.

A spokeswoman for the Poor Clare Sisters said: “Visitors are always welcome at the monastery and there is a craft room where the sisters’ handiwork is on sale.

“There will also be refreshments available throughout the exhibition and you will be able to hear the sisters sing.

“The exhibition is open from 9am-5.30pm, except on the Friday when it opens at 9.30am, closes at 3.30pm and reopens from 6-7.30pm.”

There will be prayer services on all the days of the exhibition.

For more information, visit the sisters’ website, www.poorclarestmd.org.