The FISC Community



Welcome to the Franciscan International Study Centre! The Franciscan 'Greyfriars' first arrived in Canterbury in September 1224, and within a short time had established deep roots in the city. Today, the Franciscan International Study Centre is a haven where members of the worldwide Franciscan family continue to cultivate and share our intellectual and spiritual tradition. We invite you to join us here in Canterbury for a course of study, to deepen your faith and spirituality or for a sabbatical rest. Even if you cannot, let me wish you the blessings of God’s peace and goodness in the words of St. Francis: “Pace e bene!”

On behalf of all at the Franciscan International Study Centre

Thomas Reist OFM Conv, Principal


Support Staff 

  Student Life    Liturgy  

History of the Franciscans in Canterbury 

   Governors &  Trustees  

Charitable Status

  Franciscan International Academic Federation