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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David Birchall SJ shares the inspiration behind The Ignatian Year

November 30, 2021

From May 2021 until July 2022, Jesuits will celebrate five hundred years of spiritual conversion.

The Newman Lecture 2021 - Human Rights: A Moral Language for Our Times

November 26, 2021

Campion Hall warmly invites you to this year's Newman Lecture, given by Professor Linda Hogan

Jesuits & Friends issue 110, Winter 2021

November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

An online Advent Retreat from Scotland

November 25, 2021

Journey through Advent with daily meditations online.

David Birchall SJ shares the inspiration behind The Ignatian Year

November 30, 2021

From May 2021 until July 2022, Jesuits will celebrate five hundred years of spiritual conversion.

The Newman Lecture 2021 - Human Rights: A Moral Language for Our Times

November 26, 2021

Campion Hall warmly invites you to this year's Newman Lecture, given by Professor Linda Hogan

Stay awake, praying at all times...

November 24, 2021

What do Jesus' words in this Sunday's gospel mean for us?

We are recruiting for an Administrative Assistant

November 17, 2021

We are looking for someone to join our small media team.

We are recruiting for a Digital Content Creator

November 17, 2021

We are looking for someone to be at the creative forefront of our digital designs.

Hear a Jesuit take on climate change

October 11, 2021

A French Jesuit living with us in London helps unpack some of the ideas in Laudato Si'

Jesuits & Friends issue 110, Winter 2021

November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

An online Advent Retreat from Scotland

November 25, 2021

Journey through Advent with daily meditations online.

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.

Christ the King

Dries van den Akker SJ

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November 17, 2021

'Mine is not a kingdom of this world...' Dries van den Akker SJ reflects on this Sunday's gospel.

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 - Winter 2021

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November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

Christ the King

Dries van den Akker SJ

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November 17, 2021

'Mine is not a kingdom of this world...' Dries van den Akker SJ reflects on this Sunday's gospel.

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2021

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May 11, 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.

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.

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.