The remains of 23 nuns and a priest will be moved following the closure of a cemetery at a Jersey care home.
The Jeanne Jugan Residence used to be run by the order of the Little Sisters of the Poor, but they have recently decided to leave and the home has been taken over by the LV Care Group.
The bodies of the nuns and priest Oblate of Mary Immaculate, who served as a Chaplain, will be taken to the Catholic cemetery at the Church of our Lady of the Annunciation and the Martyrs of Japan, in St Martin.
The religious institute wants the remains to continue resting in a consecrated Catholic cemetery.
The sisters and the priest came from all over the world to work in Jersey and to serve the island’s elderly and poor. Their families have granted permission and the first exhumations are expected to take place within the next two months.
A blessing and Requiem Mass will take place afterwards.