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Our Groups & Becoming an Associate

There are 49 Mercy Associate groups across the UK and further afield too.

For more information on the group nearest to you, fill in the form on the Contact Us page and we'll get back to you. 


  • Warrington


  • Poole

  • Weymouth



  • Canvey Island

  • Clacton-on-Sea

  • Colchester

  • Hornchurch

  • Tilbury


  • St Albans


Isle of Wight

  • Shanklin

London & Home Counties

  • Bermondsey

  • Bow

  • Croydon

  • Eltham

  • Feltham

  • Fifth Avenue

  • Hilsea Street

  • St John’s Wood

  • Wanstead


  • Swanley

  • Whitstable



  • Lowton

  • Oldham



  • Blackbrook

  • Broughton Hall

  • Finch Lea Drive

  • Huyton

  • Maghull

  • Southport

  • St Helen’s


  • King’s Lynn


  • Alnwick



  • Dundee

  • Edinburgh

  • Glasgow


  • Shrewsbury


  • Clevedon



  • Norton

  • Newcastle-u-Lyme


Tyne and Wear & Teeside

  • Crossbeck, Middlesborough

  • High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • North Shields 



  • Bangor

  • Colwyn Bay

  • Fishguard

  • Llanelli

West Midlands

  • Handsworth

  • Stechford

  • Wolverhampton



  • Easingwold

  • Endsleigh, Hull

  • Filey

  • Keighley

Becoming an Associate

The Mercy Associates are lay women and men whose lives are inspired by the Mercy charisma as expressed by Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy. Our main purpose is to : -

  • deepen our Christian call

  • be merciful wherever we are

  • help others in practical ways

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Why an Association ?

Because today there is a great need to involve the laity as well as religious in all the works of Mercy. Lay people are the Church, present in the home, the school, the factory, the hospital, the supermarket and places of relaxation.

What is its Aim ?

To help its members become more Christlike through the practice of that Mercy which the world needs today more than ever before.


Who Can Become an Associate?      

Any man or woman who has the desire to imitate the Mercy of God and to belong to a group of like-minded Christians.


What Does Membership Offer ?

a. The means of deepening the Associate's life of faith through praying together and joining at times with the Sisters in reciting the Prayer of the Church
b. The means of bearing witness to the Mercy of God in their lives.

c. The prayers and supportive help of their fellow Associates

"The simplest and most practical lesson I know... is to resolve to be good today - but better tomorrow"

Catherine McAuley

"A strong lively faith is the foundation of all virtue. God does not look at the action but at the spirit motivating it. The proof of love is deed.

Catherine McAuley

"A good beginning is of great importance. You must waste some time with visitors"

Catherine McAuley

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