Bishop Nicholas Hudson

On Sunday 7th October, the church of the Immaculate Conception welcomed Bishop Nicholas Hudson for the formal induction of Fr Dominic Robinson SJ as the new parish priest.Fr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ, who preceded Fr Dominic in his role at Farm Street, has now moved to become parish priest at St Ignatius, Stamford Hill.Civic and ecumenical representatives attended the mass, among whom there were the Mayor of Westminster, Canon Lucy Winckley, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and sisters...
Bishop Hudson and Kensy Joseph SJ during the ordination
“I will give you shepherds,” we hear the Lord promise on the lips of the prophet Jeremiah. And today we see that promise marvellously fulfilled. As Kensy and Philip are ordained here in Stamford Hill, the ordination of six more priests draws to a close this afternoon a few miles from here in Westminster Cathedral.Eight more men for the mission! How their forebears, the likes of Saints Edmund Campion and Ralph Sherwin, who led the mission to England and Wales four hundred and thirty-five years...
laying on of hands
Saturday 30th June was a day of great joy and celebration for the Jesuits in Britain. Bishop Nicholas Hudson ordained two British Jesuits - Kensy Joseph SJ and Philip Harrison SJ  - at St Ignatius Church Stamford Hill before a large congregation of friends, family and parishioners, and alongside over fifty concelebrating priests.There were smiles everywhere as well as a few tears of joy, gratitude, and possibly relief.In the congregation were colleagues from Jesuit Missions and Jesuit...
Henry Longbottom SJ with the three bishops
The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) recently received a delegation from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) department for International Affairs. Henry Longbottom SJ, from the Jesuit European Social Centre in Brussels, met with Bishop Tom Burns, Bishop Nicholas Hudson, and Bishop Paul McAleenan to discover their most pressing concerns.The Catholic Church’s role in conversations about future UK-EU relationsBishop Hudson,...
Fr Robinson, Bishop Hudson, Fr Holman, Fr Tanner
Cardinal Vincent ordained seven men to the priesthood at Westminster Cathedral on the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 24th June 2017. Bishop Nicholas Hudson and over 100 priests concelebrated the Mass.  Among them were three Jesuits: Michael Holman SJ, Dominic Robinson SJ and Norman Tanner SJ, who had all been involved in the training of the seminarians.  Six of the ordinands had studied theology at Heythrop College, and one had studied at Beda College in Rome with Fr Tanner. ...
Bishop Hudson with the ordinands at St Ignatius Church
There was a parish which invited a famous actor to come and recite some of their favourite writings.  The actor recited all different kinds of texts.  As the evening neared its end, he said he would recite just one more.  They asked him to recite Psalm twenty-three, “The Lord is my shepherd”.  “I will,” he said, “on one condition - that the lady over there recites it after me.”He recited it; and everyone applauded.  She recited it; and everyone cried.“What was the...
The eight Jesuits lie prostrate in St Ignatius' parish church, Stamford Hill
On Saturday 25 February, Bishop Nicholas Hudson ordained eight Jesuits as deacons. The men come from all over the world. Anthony Paul Appu, Nilan Fernando, Thomas Idergard, Swaninathan Krishnamurti, Roy Alex Kuzhimannil, Sandeep Lakra, Alphonse Lepcha and Mikael Schink have all been living and studying in London for the last three or more years before becoming deacons.While reflecting on the Gospel chosen for the day,  Bishop Hudson encouraged the eight candidates to get to know Christ the...
Bishop Nicholas Hudson with Fr Preston and Fr Fletcher SJ, and Headmaster, Chris McGrath
Twelve former pupils from the Class of 1966 – including Bishop Nicholas Hudson of Westminster – joined current staff and pupils of Donhead Lodge Preparatory School in Wimbledon for the opening of a new building. They were welcomed by the British Jesuit Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, and the Superior of the Loyola House Jesuit Community in Wimbledon, Fr Paul Fletcher SJ, at the dedication of the building to the Jesuit martyr, St Nicholas Owen.Donhead Lodge – the main feeder...
Bishop Hudson blesses the garden with Br Stephen Power SJ, Director of the Hurtado Centre
His Grace Bishop Nicholas Hudson attended an event on Monday to celebrate the opening of the Hurtado Centre’s Peace Garden and Journey Exhibition. The centre’s small outside area was transformed into a beautiful peace garden with a range of bed, trellises , planters  and seating which were all installed during an intensive week by seven volunteers under the direction of Clarissa a horticulture student who was also giving her time for free.  “It was amazing how...