Birkenhead is situated at the mouth of the River Mersey and in some parts is classed as one of the deprived areas of the North-West. The Sisters of Charity first came to the town in 1900 and have remained to the present day. Although addresses have changed in the intervening years a community has been living in 139 since 1980.
The present community of three sisters are Sisters Frances, Teresa and Mary Teresa. Frances is in full-time Pastoral Ministry, Teresa is involved in a Luncheon Club for the Elderly and the Wirral Irish Club, and Mary Teresa works as a Prison Chaplain within a Multi-Faith Team for the pastoral and spiritual needs of Offenders and Staff.
The visitation of families in their own homes was dear to the heart of Mother Mary Aikenhead and this work is still evident in the number of visits made each week to homes, hospitals and residential homes. The Luncheon Club provides a three-course dinner every day and the Wirral Irish Club is a social afternoon every Wednesday where the members enjoy entertainment and a light lunch.