Sister Polly and Sister Judy sitting on the Canal Street rainbow bollards
Sister Polly and Sister Judy sitting on the Canal Street rainbow bollards

about us

The vast Manchester community includes us, The Manchester Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We look gorgeous, and are loud, outrageous, in your face and bold.


We turn up to rattle charity buckets, talk with people and help fight discrimination. Yes, we look outrageous but that helps us spread joy at the same time, and to be noticed. 

We give out lots of hugs, listen to problems, bring a little fun into life and generally do good in the community. And all with lots of glitter, a wee bit of makeup and lots of positive attitude all wrapped up in a habit.

Well, you don’t dress like us to blend in!

The Manchester Sisters kissing alan turing

Spreading joy & happiness

Our Manchester community has shown that life must be much more about sharing all that love and affection. So let's have more hugs. And help others to smile. Kissing statues of Alan Turing is really rather good, but not at all necessary.

A Sister with Sister Matic and another!

fighting for good causes

PreP on the NHS, end persecution in Chechnya, fight HIV stigma, ensuring free condoms for all, ending stigmatic guilt - there are so many to fight for. Including gin and tonics. Being a part of the Manchester Community is so important.

The Manchester Sisters at Bury Pride 2017

making a positive difference

Supporting the Manchester community is more than just our beloved LGBT community. We get out and about to all sorts of events and fundraisers. Let us know if there is one we could come along to and help out!

manchester community

the helping hand

We are all volunteers. Every one of us donates our time, skills and love being a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. And although it’s a commitment, it doesn’t take much time each month.

no one is excluded

Although, world-wide, our numbers primarily consist of gay men, anyone can join and become a Sister. Anyone. There is no barrier. And although we are spiritual animals, your religion is never a barrier as long as you have an open heart.

quiet as a mouse

Hmm, or not! We are known for our ribald humour, our bracing talk and our in-your-face attitude. We are outrageous! So, if you’re faint of heart and a delicate wall flower, you might be a little shocked at our talk and shennanigans-

What would you like to ask?

We realise that reading our gorgeous website might not answer all the questions you have about becoming a Sister. So, if you like, we can arrange to meet up with you for a coffee and a chat. (We don’t wear our habits for that!). That way, you can ask anything you like. And, of course, there is no obligation to join.
Sister Bootrice having a laugh in Vanilla!
Sister Bootrice having a laugh in Vanilla!

The Manchester Sisters

Here to administer to your needs and desires - within reason!

The Manchester Sisters of Perpetual Indulgnce

Open to everyone, regardless of ... well, anything really!