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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A joyous day at Farm Street Church as Carlos Chuquihuara SJ is ordained a priest

July 11, 2024

Surrounded by family, friends, and parishioners, the service was a heartfelt celebration

Explore the latest issue of Jesuits & Friends

July 9, 2024

In this summer issue we take a look at the partnerships that make our mission possible.

The Summer 2024 issue of The Way is out now

July 8, 2024

This issue of our Ignatian journal explores the the body in spirituality.

The new government needs a new approach to helping the poorest

July 5, 2024

Christians together should not be shy of getting involved in politics

A joyous day at Farm Street Church as Carlos Chuquihuara SJ is ordained a priest

July 11, 2024

Surrounded by family, friends, and parishioners, the service was a heartfelt celebration

Explore the latest issue of Jesuits & Friends

July 9, 2024

In this summer issue we take a look at the partnerships that make our mission possible.

A week of prayer, talks and shared meals at St. Marie’s Cathedral in Sheffield

July 5, 2024

St. Marie’s Cathedral in Sheffield will host a Mission Week led by eight Jesuits in formation.

Discover Farm Street Church’s 175th Anniversary Exhibition in Central London

July 3, 2024

Explore the church’s rich history and architecture in a free exhibition running 5 -7 July 2024

Jesuit Missions repeats call to clear Indian priest’s name

July 3, 2024

Jesuit Missions has engaged in a long-running campaign to secure justice for Fr Stan.

Rome in the Footsteps of St Ignatius Loyola

June 25, 2024

A participant in Jesuit Young Adult Ministries went to Rome and shares his thoughts with us

The Summer 2024 issue of The Way is out now

July 8, 2024

This issue of our Ignatian journal explores the the body in spirituality.

The new government needs a new approach to helping the poorest

July 5, 2024

Christians together should not be shy of getting involved in politics

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 - Summer 2024

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July 5, 2024

Partners in mission: Relationships are at the heart of our action and spirituality

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2024

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March 19, 2024

Amidst conflict, the example of the Holy Family continues to inspire.

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 2024

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July 5, 2024

Partners in mission: Relationships are at the heart of our action and spirituality

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2024

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March 19, 2024

Amidst conflict, the example of the Holy Family continues to inspire.

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 - 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 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

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.