Society of the Sisters of Bethany

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For other orders of a similar name, see Sisters of Bethany.

The Society of the Sisters of Bethany (SSB) is an Anglican religious order. The sisters follow the Rule of St Augustine.

The community was founded in Clerkenwell, London by Etheldreda Anna Benett in 1866.[1] The mother house is now the House of Bethany in Southsea.

The order specialised in the creation of vestments and ecclesiastical embroidery opening a School of Embroidery at Lloyd Square, Clerkenwell.[2] The income from the School of Embroidery helped to fund the other work carried out by the Community. Sir Ninian Comper had a long association with the School which continued until 1972.

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  1. ^ The religious communities of the Church of England (1918); Allan T. Cameron
  2. ^ Survey of London: volume 47: Northern Clerkenwell and Pentonville (2008), pp. 264-297. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=119446 Date accessed: 22 July 2013.