In 1879 they came to Woodford to set up a school in Sydney Road. There was no local church for we friars only arrived in 1894. The sisters’ community flourished and built St Mary’s secondary school in Mornington Road. Once St Antony’s school opened they supplied members to the teaching staff. Living memory goes back to Sister Dolores who reigned as Head teacher there for 35 years. In the 1970s, through the generosity of the sisters St Mary’s combined with St Paul’s Secondary Modern to form Trinity. The sisters moved across the Green, to continue their work of prayer and pastoral service that you and I have known and valued so much.