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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Edinburgh Jesuit Centre presents a series of talks about the 'Synodal Church'

September 11, 2021

Pope Francis has called for a 'Synodal Church' that listens, learns and shares mission.

The Tim Hetherington Film Club at Farm Street returns!

September 10, 2021

The film club returns with a screening of 'Inigo - the Knight Who Fell to his Knees'.

Extraordinarily dangerous proposal to send boats back across Channel means people will drown

September 9, 2021

Jesuit Refugee Service UK condemns latest government plan to block refugees from entering the UK.

We must act now to limit temperature rises and reduce our carbon emissions

September 9, 2021

Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister demanding urgent action on climate change.

Edinburgh Jesuit Centre presents a series of talks about the 'Synodal Church'

September 11, 2021

Pope Francis has called for a 'Synodal Church' that listens, learns and shares mission.

The Tim Hetherington Film Club at Farm Street returns!

September 10, 2021

The film club returns with a screening of 'Inigo - the Knight Who Fell to his Knees'.

Jesuit Novice takes First Vows

September 4, 2021

Sam Dixon has just completed two years in the Jesuit Novitiate.

Obituary for Father Joe Duggan SJ

August 24, 2021

30 May 1944 – 24 August 2021

Jesuit school part of ‘Gold and Glory’ exhibition at Hampton Court Palace

August 23, 2021

Stonyhurst College has lent the Henry VII Chasuble, among other artefacts.

We are recruiting for a Head of Media and Comms

August 20, 2021

We're looking for a Head of Media and Communications to promote the work of the Jesuits in Britain.

Extraordinarily dangerous proposal to send boats back across Channel means people will drown

September 9, 2021

Jesuit Refugee Service UK condemns latest government plan to block refugees from entering the UK.

We must act now to limit temperature rises and reduce our carbon emissions

September 9, 2021

Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister demanding urgent action on climate change.

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!

Loosening the knots: Counsel

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May 8, 2021

Counsel finds its partner in discernment, says Teresa White FCJ

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.

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.

Why does my work matter to God?

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April 29, 2021

What does work mean to you, and what do you think it means to a creator God?

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

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.