Christianity at Easter: celebrating with the Little Sisters of Jesus

Continuing our series of stories looking at the variety of Christianity in the Eastlondonlines boroughs, Naomi Joseph joins an order of nuns at their home in Hackney.

Little Sisters Still - Naomi Joseph

The Little Sisters of Jesus live and meet in a flat in Hackney. Pic: Naomi Joseph


We have seen the growth of two Christian churches, but not every denomination is flourishing. In fact, many traditional denominations such as Catholicism are in decline. However, in some pockets of London, the Catholic faith is still vibrant, as we discovered on the 13th floor of a tower block in Hoxton.

The small flat which doubles up as a chapel is home to the Little Sisters of Jesus, an international group of nuns whose community was founded in 1939 by Sister Magdeleine Hutin.

Discover more about their faith, their traditions and what Easter means to them below:

Read the other articles in our Christianity at Easter series here:

Christianity at Easter: the rise and rise of Fresh Expressions
Christianity at Easter: the key trends in our local area
Christianity at Easter: meet two thriving local churches

Tell us about your Easter: If you would like to share pictures of your Easter Sunday church service, tweet your pictures to: @eastlondonlines and use the hashtag “#MyEaster” with a second hashtag for your borough. 

Reporting team: Anja Groner Krogstad, Kyra Hanson, Amalia Illgner and Naomi Joseph.

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