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About Jesuit Young Adult Ministries

Jesuit Young Adult Ministries is a vibrant community of young Catholics seeking to find God in all things. We offer a unique approach to life which involves a deeper encounter with Jesus Christ. Bring your whole self – the good, the bad, and the ugly - into a friendship with God. This is what St Ignatius of Loyola teaches us. Join us for social events, retreats, pilgrimages, fun, friendship, and the weekly Young Adult Mass.

MAGIS (from Latin, more)

Definition: “more”… not just adding more, but rather seeking to live with greater integrity and faith, to give oneself more deeply to the Greater Glory of God. The five pillars of MAGIS are: Community, Prayer, Experience, Reflection, and Service.

MAGIS 2023 (the Jesuit event before World Youth Day)

MAGIS 2023 is a worldwide programme for young people between 18 and 35, scheduled for 22nd - 31st July this year, culminating in World Youth Day in Lisbon with Pope Francis (1st - 6th August). It invites you to celebrate your faith with a diverse group of young people from around the world and share your desire for a more just society. Email below to express interest.

Weekly Mass and Social for Young Adults (18 - 35)

Every Sunday at 7pm

Join other young adults at the beautiful Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, Mayfair. The Mass is also livestreamed on the Farm Street Church website. And join us afterwards for a drink! Email for info.

Magis Metro

Thursday evenings

The monthly Magis Metro evenings include spirituality, prayer, film, food and fun!

Clapham FIRST Saturday

First Saturday of the month

Jesuit Young Adult Ministries has dedicated four Clapham First Saturdays to the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) which marked a significant milestone in the Catholic Church’s self-understanding and evolution.

Second Sunday walk (walk, talk, pub!)

Second Sunday of every month

Young people walking through London together, chatting, pausing for prayer, and going to the pub. Come along! Please note, this a Jesuit Young Adult Ministries event for 18 - 30 year olds.

Praying the Rosary (Young Adults, 18 - 35)

Every Tuesday at 9pm

ZOOM-in for the young adult Rosary group, weekly on Tuesdays at 9pm. If coming for the first-time, please contact the Jesuit Young Adult Ministries team via the link.

Young Adult Christian Life Community

Regular meetings

CLC is for those who want to understand more deeply how God is at work in their everyday lives. Groups have been meeting regularly to pray and share for centuries, supporting one another through the ups and downs of ordinary life.

Pietre Vive-Living Stones

If you are a young adult between 18 and 35 and you are looking for a group to pray, share and serve, the Living Stones community of London invites you to announce the beauty of God through art and architecture.

Sunday 7pm, Farm Street Church

Every Sunday evening a Mass for young adults (18-35 yr olds) is celebrated at 7pm in Farm Jesuit Church in Central London, emphasising an aspect of Ignatian spirituality to deepen our experience of different parts of the Mass. It is followed by a social either in a local pub or the Parish Hall. (During the COVID lockdown the Mass was substituted by an online Liturgy of the word).

Our young adult Masses are usually celebrated by different Jesuit priests including the parish team of Farm Street Church.

Wednesday evenings, Farm Street Church

Based at Farm Street Church, a small group of young adults use the art and architecture of this famous Jesuit Church to help visitors appreciate the meaning of what they see. Our group is part of a larger international communion, based on prayer, community life, theological and art-historical formation, and gratuity. These weekly meetings take place on Wednesday evenings.

Thursday 9pm, online

Rosary Group for young adults online every Thursday 9pm.

Brixton, residential formation programme

A residential programme for young Catholics (22-35), to experience shared Christian life alongside their work or studies. We invite applications from people who would like to commit to this programme for one year, ordinarily, starting in September. This includes weekly community meetings, a monthly day of reflection with other young adults, three weekends in the year and a weeklong retreat or MAGIS event.

Clapham, informal gathering

An informal gathering of 18-35 yr olds on the first Saturday of each month in the Clapham Jesuit Community (or online), exploring the interaction of faith and engagement with the world, such as integral ecology and other aspects of Catholic Social Teaching (CST).

Finding God in your daily life

CLC is for those who want to understand more deeply how God is at work in their everyday lives. Groups meet fortnightly to pray and share, supporting one another through the ups and downs of ordinary life. In listening to one another members of the group grow to understand themselves, deepen their relationship with God and discover more clearly how each one of them is uniquely called to respond to God's love.

Ignatian individually guided retreats for young adults, both residential and online

Unplugged retreats

A low-cost weekend retreat in London for young adults offering a chance to unplug from the busyness of daily life, and from our devices, to create a space and a silence in which to hear God’s call more clearly. It is led and individually accompanied by a member of the Jesuit YAM team.

Plugged in online retreats

A week-long online retreat in daily life for young adults, requiring a commitment to 30 min daily personal prayer and a 30 min daily online meeting with a spiritual director, three optional online prayer workshops. Plugged In retreats are offered at different moments during the year.

Young adult retreats at St Beuno’s

Occasional weekend or longer residential retreats at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales [link to page of their website] (bursaries available).

Navigating your life with God

A workshop on discernment from our Jesuit Young Adult Ministries team, over four weekends over half a year, with exercises and reflection to be completed during and between weekends.

MAGIS Europe International summer camps offer Ignatian opportunities to find God in all things through experience, reflection, community, service and prayer in partnership with European Jesuits.

Monthly meetings to discuss a book which is chosen to reflect an aspect of contemporary life.