Australian Mercy Sister - Sr. Yvonne Channells

The Bishop of Lodwar with Sr. Yvonne at the
opening of Bethany House in Lodwar Kenya

Sr. Yvonne Channells is a member of the Sisters of Mercy Congregation in the Lismore Diocese located in Grafton NSW Australia. She is currently attached to, and greatly supported by, the Kenyan Province of the Sisters of Mercy. Yvonne was originally brought into the Bethany House project by Kenyan Provincial Leader Sr Hilary Finnigan. The current provincial Leader is Sr Liz Fletcher, another wonderful Irish Sister of Mercy. Nowadays there are also many young Kenyan Sisters of Mercy.

During a lifetime of service Sr. Yvonne has served in numerous roles including those now listed below.

Taught in numerous schools throughout Lismore Diocese as Teacher or Principal.
Served as Care Co-ordinator in St. Catherine's Villa for the aged in Grafton NSW.
Taught at church schools in Stanmore, in a suburb of Sydney NSW.  
Served as part of the Ministry Team within the Parish of Nambucca Valley.
One of the Ministry Team serving in the Indigenous Missions of Balga W.A.
Part of the Aboriginal Ministry Team working in the Parish of Nambucca Valley.
Representing the Grafton based Sisters of Mercy in the Lodwar Diocese of Kenya.


Sister Yvonne Channels is currently managing Bethany House
in the town of Lodwar, located in Turkana Province, Kenya.
For more info about Bethany House please
click here



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