Jesuits in Britain

Jesuits are contemplatives in action, rooted in the rich tradition of our spirituality, and living lives of service all around the world. We invite you too to live a life of faith in action.

Explore our spirituality

St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, developed a spirituality for real life. Often referred to as ‘Ignatian Spirituality’, it is commonly described as a way of ‘finding God in all things’ - but what does that mean?

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Discover our work

Right from the Society's earliest years, Jesuits have been active on these isles. This has included caring for the disadvantaged, sharing the good news of the Gospel, and helping people to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Today Jesuits across the globe are working on four important areas...

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Events

Discover our retreats, courses and events, and find one near you! These are our event highlights – to find the full selection discover more through our centres and our other works.

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Jesuits in Britain put pressure on Unilever to tackle unhealthy food

January 20, 2022

The order has put its name to a shareholder resolution along with other institutional investors.

Jesuit priest murdered by death squad to be beatified

January 20, 2022

Jesuits in Britain welcome the news of Fr Rutilio Grande's beatification.

Would you like to lead a group this Lent?

January 12, 2022

We are running our popular online Lent Retreat again this year and we are looking for group leaders.

What will the decisions you make today look like from your deathbed?

January 10, 2022

The advice given to us by St Ignatius of Loyola about how to make good decisions rings true today.

Jesuits in Britain put pressure on Unilever to tackle unhealthy food

January 20, 2022

The order has put its name to a shareholder resolution along with other institutional investors.

Jesuit priest murdered by death squad to be beatified

January 20, 2022

Jesuits in Britain welcome the news of Fr Rutilio Grande's beatification.

Iconography exhibition opens this weekend at the London Jesuit Centre

January 7, 2022

One of the UK's leading iconographers is exhibiting her work at the London Jesuit Centre in Mayfair.

The Holy Family

December 22, 2021

Imagine the scene at Nazareth, with Tom Shufflebotham SJ

A pilgrimage to the UN's climate change conference

December 22, 2021

"Why take up the crazy idea of walking all the way to COP26? I guess the answer lies in my faith…"

To love and serve in all things

December 20, 2021

A Jesuit of the French-speaking Province who has been living in London shares his calling with us

Would you like to lead a group this Lent?

January 12, 2022

We are running our popular online Lent Retreat again this year and we are looking for group leaders.

What will the decisions you make today look like from your deathbed?

January 10, 2022

The advice given to us by St Ignatius of Loyola about how to make good decisions rings true today.

Celebrating the Ignatian year

The Ignatian Year marks the 500th anniversary of the religious conversion
of St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

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Jesuits & Friends - Winter 2021

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November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2021

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June 17, 2021

Hot off the press!

Counsels of Imperfection: Thinking Through Catholic Social Teaching

Theodora Hawksley

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May 12, 2021

A review of a new book which explores Catholic Social Teaching, by Theodora Hawksley.

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2021

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May 11, 2021

Hot off the press!

Jesuits & Friends - Winter 2021

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November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2021

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June 17, 2021

Hot off the press!

Loosening the knots: Counsel

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May 8, 2021

Counsel finds its partner in discernment, says Teresa White FCJ

Loosening the knots: Piety

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May 5, 2021

By studying the life of early Christians, we can discover much about ourselves, says Brian Purfield.

Why would anyone want to be a Jesuit today? The wisdom and example of Peter Canisius

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May 5, 2021

Peter Canisius’s story should command our attention, writes Thomas Flowers SJ.

Loosening the knots: Fear of the Lord

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May 1, 2021

Fear of the Lord should impel us, not limit us, writes Brain McClorry SJ.

Counsels of Imperfection: Thinking Through Catholic Social Teaching

Theodora Hawksley

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May 12, 2021

A review of a new book which explores Catholic Social Teaching, by Theodora Hawksley.

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2021

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May 11, 2021

Hot off the press!

Becoming a Jesuit

For nearly 500 years, Jesuits have taken up Christ’s challenge to serve a world in need for the glory of God and the help of souls.

Explore our history

The history of Jesuits in Britain is a story of bravery and sacrifice. While the first Jesuit activity in Scotland began within a decade of the Society’s foundation in 1540, the first full Jesuit mission to England was launched from Rome in April 1580.

Meet Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, led a spiritual revolution that changed the church and the world forever. Ignatius was many things: soldier, mystic, pilgrim, prisoner, founder, priest and saint. Discover him for yourself.