Archive Ministry at St. Mary’s Convent

Archives are part of the historical identity of a congregation, documenting the spread of Mercy through diverse ministries, and serving as congregational memory for practical as well as cultural purposes. These Archives allow both Sisters and various other researchers to understand the development of an Order and its place within religious, social and economic history. The Catholic Church also recognises the role that past stories, documented in the historical record, have to play in future planning and in evangelisation. The Union Sisters of Mercy GB Archive and the Mercy Heritage Centre at St Mary’s Convent, Handsworth, express this heritage and help to tell the story of Mercy in Great Britain.

Visits to the Archive are by appointment with the Archivist.


The Sisters
Union Sisters of Mercy GB Archives
St Mary’s Convent
B19 1EB

Telephone: +44 (0)121 554 3271