The Religious Life

There are four religious communities in the Scottish Episcopal Church:

Franciscan Hermits of the Transfiguration

Hermitage of the Transfiguraton, 70E Clerk Street, Loanhead EH20 9RG

Society of Our Lady of the Isles

Contact the Aberdeen and Orkney Diocesan Office T 01224 662247

The Emmaus Community of St Benedict

St Marys Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW

Third Orders

Some people become associated with Religious Orders as Tertiaries. They follow a rule which is closely connected to the ideals and spirit of a religious order, but do not live in the religious community.

Anglican Tertiaries in Scotland include:

The Society of St Francis (Franciscans):

See also:

Information on Benedictine Oblates:

Order of the Holy Paraclete:

Companions of Our Lady and St Mungo


You might find it helpful to talk to your priest about your sense of vocation. They will be able to give you guidance and suggestions of further steps to take.