Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Religious in our Diocese

Little Sisters of the Poor in:

Little Sisters of the Poor, Newcastle upon Tyne

contact details

Address and Telephone:

St. Joseph’s, Westmorland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7QA
Tel: (0191) 273 1279
Email: lspnew@aol.com

foundation and history

Picture of Jeanne Jugan

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an order of religious women, members of an International Congregation, founded by Jeanne Jugan in 1839. Their charism is a dedication to the service of the elderly.

They accompany those who they serve with love, compassion and skilled care. The lives of the Little Sisters while being active, reflect a strong contemplative dimension.

The Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international community, was founded in 1839, when Blessed Jeanne Jugan opened her home and her heart to Jesus Christ in the person of a poor, blind and paralysed elderly person.



Work of the Order in this diocese

Lighting a candle before Jeanne Jugan


The Little Sisters of the Poor have had a presence in Newcastle since 1866.

The present house, St Joseph's Home in Westmorland Road, has 58 residents with 13 sisters and a staff of 78.

This modern, well equipped Nursing and Residential Home has forty four rooms for residential care and fourteen rooms for nursing care, Each room has en-suite facilities, a nurse call system, Radio, TV point, Video Link, Sky TV, and Telephone Point.

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