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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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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The Stonyhurst Foundation is seeking to appoint a new Director

April 29, 2022

The charity's goal is to make a Stonyhurst education available to as many young people as possible.

How does a parish listen to God?

April 25, 2022

A parish in Sunderland learnt a lot during lockdown and has shared this with us.

Praying for Ukraine this Holy Week

April 7, 2022

This year's Holy Week leaflet will help us pray for Ukraine as we reflect on the Passion of Jesus.

Interview with Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Evgeny Afineevsky, about his new film 'Francesco'

April 7, 2022

Evgeny said he needed to film something 'hopeful' and 'positive'. Enter Pope Francis.

The Stonyhurst Foundation is seeking to appoint a new Director

April 29, 2022

The charity's goal is to make a Stonyhurst education available to as many young people as possible.

How does a parish listen to God?

April 25, 2022

A parish in Sunderland learnt a lot during lockdown and has shared this with us.

"I think young people can make an amazing contribution"

March 15, 2022

Fr Damian Howard SJ, leader of the British Jesuits, speaks to UCB News

New Award for Clergy, and Two New University Bursaries

March 12, 2022

In support of social action, parish transformation, pastoral development, and Catholic studies.

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius of Loyola

March 12, 2022

The celebration Mass took place at St Ignatius Church in Stamford Hill on Saturday 12th March 2022.

Hot, Holy Ladies - meet the women who kept the faith alive

March 8, 2022

An exhibition about a group of strong-minded female supporters of the Jesuit Catholic mission

Praying for Ukraine this Holy Week

April 7, 2022

This year's Holy Week leaflet will help us pray for Ukraine as we reflect on the Passion of Jesus.

Interview with Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Evgeny Afineevsky, about his new film 'Francesco'

April 7, 2022

Evgeny said he needed to film something 'hopeful' and 'positive'. Enter Pope Francis.

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 - 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!

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 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 - 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.