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.

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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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Newsletter

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Want to work for Pray As You Go?

February 26, 2024

Pray As You Go is looking to hire an Audio Producer and Senior Full Stack Developer.

Jesuit library and archives will be open to the public for a day in March

February 21, 2024

This is an opportunity to see relics, rare books (old and new), and historical documents!

Jesuit priest working in earthquake-ravaged Syria appeals for support

February 19, 2024

“Syria has been forgotten. It is like Gaza without the headlines” - Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ

Bishop backs Jesuit Refugee Service UK's Lent Appeal for refugees facing destitution

February 15, 2024

Bishop Paul McAleenan paid Jesuit Refugee Service UK a visit and met with refugee friends

Want to work for Pray As You Go?

February 26, 2024

Pray As You Go is looking to hire an Audio Producer and Senior Full Stack Developer.

Jesuit library and archives will be open to the public for a day in March

February 21, 2024

This is an opportunity to see relics, rare books (old and new), and historical documents!

Jesuit Missions launches 2024 Lent Campaign: ‘Mission to Hope’

February 14, 2024

The campaign will focus on the various overseas projects Jesuit Missions supports

Tell our story

February 9, 2024

We are recruiting for a Head of Media and Communications

Jesuit Refugee Service UK welcomes first residents to new refugee house

February 6, 2024

We are excited to be supporting this new project which will help those most in need

Jesuit priest working in Syria shares news of ongoing earthquake impact

February 6, 2024

In this interview with the BBC, Fr Tony O'Riordan speaks from Aleppo

Jesuit priest working in earthquake-ravaged Syria appeals for support

February 19, 2024

“Syria has been forgotten. It is like Gaza without the headlines” - Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ

Bishop backs Jesuit Refugee Service UK's Lent Appeal for refugees facing destitution

February 15, 2024

Bishop Paul McAleenan paid Jesuit Refugee Service UK a visit and met with refugee friends

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 & Friends - Winter 2023

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November 22, 2023

Lots to read in this edition of J&F, including words from our new provincial, Peter Gallagher SJ

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2023

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June 21, 2023

There are lots of stories in this edition, including Fr General's visit to the British Province

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2023

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March 20, 2023

In this issue we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the British Province of Jesuits!

Jesuits & Friends - Winter 2022

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November 8, 2022

In this issue - how can we engage with the conflicts of today's world to create a better future?

Jesuits & Friends - Winter 2023

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November 22, 2023

Lots to read in this edition of J&F, including words from our new provincial, Peter Gallagher SJ

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2023

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June 21, 2023

There are lots of stories in this edition, including Fr General's visit to the British Province

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2022

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June 17, 2022

Finding God in the midst of war.

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2022

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March 15, 2022

This latest issue contains stories from around the British Province of Jesuits.

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!

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2023

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March 20, 2023

In this issue we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the British Province of Jesuits!

Jesuits & Friends - Winter 2022

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November 8, 2022

In this issue - how can we engage with the conflicts of today's world to create a better future?

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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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.