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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Standing with Refugees: JRS UK calls for action ahead of General Election

June 20, 2024

Three election asks can help to improve the plight of refugees in the UK

We are supporting workers' rights at Amazon

June 13, 2024

As investors, we are concerned that Amazon is not living up to its own stated principles.

Jesuit Missions is recruiting a Fundraising Manager

June 11, 2024

Jesuit Missions is the international mission and development organisation of the Jesuits in Britain

We are looking for a Receptionist to work in our head office

June 11, 2024

The role is part-time, two days a week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), working as a job share

Standing with Refugees: JRS UK calls for action ahead of General Election

June 20, 2024

Three election asks can help to improve the plight of refugees in the UK

We are supporting workers' rights at Amazon

June 13, 2024

As investors, we are concerned that Amazon is not living up to its own stated principles.

Jesuit Missions launches resources portal in the build-up to the UK General Election

June 10, 2024

Materials include what Catholic Social Teaching says on elections, and tailored prayer resources.

A milestone for Heythrop Library

June 7, 2024

The team have catalogued over 6,000 rare and important books over the last 3 years.

Mass in Nature

June 3, 2024

A group of students and others from Holy Name Church celebrated a mass in nature at Wardley Hall

We welcome the Chinese Catholic community

June 3, 2024

Archbishop Leo Cushley has asked Edinburgh Jesuit Church to provide a home for Chinese Catholics

Jesuit Missions is recruiting a Fundraising Manager

June 11, 2024

Jesuit Missions is the international mission and development organisation of the Jesuits in Britain

We are looking for a Receptionist to work in our head office

June 11, 2024

The role is part-time, two days a week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), working as a job share

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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 2021

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November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

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!

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.