St Ignatius Stamford Hill

Students and staff of Stonyhurst College witnessed a very special celebration on Thursday 24th January. Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, ordained Maximiliano Koch SJ to the diaconate at St Peter’s Stonyhurst.A group from the Colegio Seminario, Uruguay, who were at the boarding school in Lancashire as part of an exchange programme, attended the service. They were accompanied by Pablo Michel SJ and Maria Ines Berasain; and, for the occasion, Fr Marcelo Coppetti SJ, rector of the Colegio,...
Fr Michael Flannery SJ died peacefully in the Corpus Christi Jesuit Community in Boscombe on 13th October. His cousins were with him. He had been unwell for some time. Michael was 94 years old, and in his 78th year of Jesuit life. He had celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of his priestly ordination on St Ignatius Day this year.Michael was born on 29th May 1924 in Holborn in London. He attended St Ignatius school in Stamford Hill, and joined the Society in 1941 at the age of 17. After first vows he...
Kensy Joseph diaconate ordination
Jesuit deacons Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Nicholas Hudson on Saturday 30th June 12 noon at St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill.All are welcome to celebrate this joyous occasion for the Society of Jesus in Britain.The service will be followed by a reception at Our Lady’s High School, Amhurst Park, a short walk from the church.  Parking is limited so please use public transport: Seven Sisters overground and tube, Stamford Hill overground...
The good shepherd icon
Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ have chosen the image of Christ as a Good Shepherd for the invitation cards for their ordination on 30th June.  They explain the significance of their choice.       The image of Christ as a Good Shepherd appears in some of the earliest Christian art. In this Russian  Orthodox icon from the nineteenth century, Christ is shown with a sheep around his shoulders. It is a gesture drawn straight from the Gospels,...
Jesuit deacons Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Nicholas Hudson on Saturday 30th June 12 noon at St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill, London N15 6ND.All are welcome to celebrate this joyous occasion for the Society of Jesus in Britain.  Please save the date!Kensy was ordained deacon at the Holy Name Church in Manchester in November.Phil’s diaconate ordination took place in Bogota Columbia in November where he was completing his theology...
Knife bin at St Ignatius in Stamford Hill
An initiative put in place ten years ago outside the parish of St Ignatius in Stamford Hill is still sadly bearing fruit. A knife bin where weapons can be anonymously and safely discarded was recently emptied with over 400 weapons collected by the charity Word 4 Weapons.The bin is emptied twice a year and last year in total 841 weapons were collected including 10 guns, making it one of the busiest such bins in London.The bin was put in place after two young people from the parish,...
New Creation, an Easter retreat
For the first time the Jesuits in Britain are offering an online audio retreat with a difference, for Eastertide.“Walking with the Risen Christ – New Creation Retreat”, which offers daily scripture, reflections and music, is available to everyone on the Pathways to God website.  But alongside the online retreat material available to all, there is a programme designed for a group of thirty or so young adults who will meet face to face and share reflection in a “chat room” style online...
St Ignatius parish in Stamford Hill was open throughout the night on Friday, as it hosted "24 hours for the Lord". This annual initiative which began in the year of mercy is an invitation to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration.This year, inspired by the words of Psalm 130:4, “With you is forgiveness,” Pope Francis invited the worldwide church to take part from Friday 9th March to Saturday 10th March, opening their doors for 24 consecutive hours.The...
St.Ignatius parish, Stamford Hill is delighted to offer Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador, a highly-acclaimed drama about the life and martyrdom of Blessed Oscar. This is a production of RISE Theatre, a professional Christian theatre company with a passion for delivering exciting, original transformative drama. It is particularly timely, given last week’s great news that Bl.Oscar will be canonised later this year, or early next year, with Bl.Pope Paul VIth. We Jesuits hold hopes too for the...
Choir at St Ignatius Stamford Hill
On the weekend 2nd-4th February St Ignatius Parish Stamford Hill hosted the Second International Choir Music Workshop led by Polish composers Paweł Bębenek, Piotr Pałka and Hubert Kowalski.More than 130 people had the opportunity to improve their singing technique and to practise harmonies.  The three-day workshop also offered a great opportunity for different cultures and singing traditions to meet and learn from each other.Fr Mateusz Konopinski SJ, assistant priest in the parish, said “...

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