St Mary's Hall Stonyhurst

This week, the Wombles have been appointed special teachers of care for our common home.On Thursday 7th March Lynn McWilliams and Teresa Undurruga, Outreach Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator respectively from Jesuit Missions, visited Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall. At the assembly they spoke of the work of Jesuit Missions and the challenges of caring for our common home. Teresa talked about future opportunities around the world for pupils with the JM volunteer programme.Having traveled from...
Primary school pupils take part in a workshop at the Ignite! Conference
Twenty pupils from all of the primary and preparatory Jesuit schools in Britain came together at Donhead Lodge in Wimbledon recently to learn about each other and their shared values. They arrived at the prep school of nearby Wimbledon College to take part in the Ignite! Conference.Four pupils each from St Aloysius Junior School in Glasgow, St Joseph’s School in Hurst Green, St Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst, Barlborough Hall School near Chesterfield and St John’s Beaumont in Old...
Stonyhurst SMH's pre-Christmas Parents Weekend 2015
Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall was full of sparkling talent and pre-Christmas cheer last weekend as the children held their Christmas Term Parents’ Weekend.  A packed programme of events began with the pre-prep Nativity play (below), performed by the children of Hodder House, followed by the Christmas Concert.Then came the SMH Christmas Fair, and the annual Elements play, which this year was all about the trials and tribulations of rehearsing an end-of-term show. The contemporary theme was the...
Stonyhurst College assembles after 2015 Mission
Every pupil of Stonyhurst College in Lancashire has been involved in the first whole-school Mission, by attending talks and workshops, as well as engaging in charitable activities and volunteering in the local community. The Mission was an opportunity for the entire Stonyhurst community to focus on the 400 year-old Jesuit school's purpose and identity and for every pupil, aged 3 to 18, to consider their faith, their unique talents, and their vocation in life.The normal school timetable at...
Purple was the colour of the day at St Mary’s Hall this week. Pupils at Stonyhurst’s prep school abandoned their school uniforms in favour of an article of clothing in the seasonal colour of Lent to show their support for children at their partner school in Zimbabwe.Children who took part in the non-uniform ‘purple’ day each wore a splash of purple and paid £1 to support their Companion school near Harare. The £400 raised will help to buy text books and other teaching materials.Samantha Aido...
Christmas Day in beautiful red calligraphy with a little gold star
  The 1914 Christmas edition of the Blandyke Papers in our Jesuits in Britain Archives are full of inspiring images and reflections for the Christmas season.  Click on the images to enlarge them.             Origin of the Blandyke PapersThe first issue of the Blandyke Papers was published on 8th January 1889 at St Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst, Lancashire. The Hall was built as a Jesuit seminary in 1828 and...
An Irishman who converted to Catholicism at Farm Street Church in London and went on to become a Jesuit has been recognised by Pope Francis. The Pope has declared that Fr John Sullivan SJ “lived a life of heroic virtue”, the stage before beatification on the road to canonisation.John Sullivan (pictured) was born in Dublin in 1861, the son of the future Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Sir Edward Sullivan, a Protestant, and Lady Bessie Josephine Sullivan, who was a Catholic. Having...