• Robert Southwell SJ 1561-1595

    Robert Southwell SJ

    One of the forty English martyr saints, Robert Southwell is widely known for his poetry.
  • John Gerard SJ 1565-1637

    John Gerard SJ

    Born 1565, John Gerard ministered in secret to Catholics in England from 1588 to 1605. He had to flee following the Gunpowder Plot.
  • Michael Bossy SJ, speaking at St Ignatius' College speech night as a governor of the school

    Michael Bossy SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1947. Michael has previously been Headmaster of Stonyhurst College and has been a superior in that community. He is currently on the parish staff at Stamford Hill and is a province consultor.

  • Matthew Power SJ

    Matthew Power SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1987. Matthew joined the Loyola Hall community to undertake the young adult apostolate and vocations promotion. He is now the superior of the Preston community and is vocations director. He directs the Spiritual Exercises.
  • Kevin Fox SJ

    Kevin Fox SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1953. Kevin has taught in several UK Jesuit schools and has spent long terms as socius and then province treasurer. He is at present superior of the Boscombe community
  • Dermot Preston SJ

    Dermot Preston SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1979. Dermot was appointed provincial in 2011. His previous jobs have included Socius, Regional Superior in Guyana and chaplain in the University of Cape Town. He lives in the Mount Street community.
  • Adrian Porter SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1978. Adrian has been headmaster of St Aloysius College in Glasgow and Wimbledon College. He was a province consultor for 7 years and is the provincial’s delegate for primary and secondary education and is director of the Jesuit Institute

  • Joel Thompson SJ

    Joel Thompson SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 2011. Joel pronounced his first vows in September 2013 and has started studying for a BA in philosophy and theology at Heythrop College.
  • Tom McGuinness SJ

    Tom McGuinness SJ

    Tom became a Jesuit in 1965. Most of Tom’s Jesuit ministry has been involved with directing the Spiritual Exercises. From 2008-14 he was director of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. As a singer and guitarist he has produced many CDs. He is currently on sabbatical.
  • Denis Blackledge SJ

    Denis Blackledge SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1961. Denis has previously been a superior and parish priest as well as a diocesan communications officer. At present he is parish priest at St Francis Xavier, Liverpool.

  • Frederick Copleston SJ

    Frederick Copleston SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1930. Principal of Heythrop College and acclaimed philosopher.
  • Edmund Arrowsmith SJ

    Edmund Arrowsmith SJ

    Born into a prominent recusant family in 1585, he became a Jesuit in 1624 and was martyred in 1628.

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