Stonyhurst

The Lady Statue has become an iconic site for all those who visit Stonyhurst, standing tall at the top of the Avenue since 1882. The Statue, a replica of the one in Rome (set up by Pope Pius IX) was a gift from Mr Thomas Eyre, brother of the then Stonyhurst Rector, Fr William Eyre.Last year, after 136 years, the Statue was removed from her plinth and sent away for conservation. Thanks to the kind donations made to the Genesis Project and the wonderful craftsmanship of Rupert Harris, the Lady...
Stephanie Beech and Jules Greenwood
Last weekend Stephanie Beech, Jesuit Missions Communications Officer, visited Stonyhurst College in Lancashire to give a parish appeal for Jesuit Missions. As this had been planned for a while, the day appeared as a great opportunity to join the Stonyhurst Sprinters for a long run as part of the marathon team training, whilst taking in the beautiful Ribble Valley.However, the idea came before Stephanie had to stop running in February due to an ongoing Achilles problem. "I am now back on track...
On Thursday 24 January the Government published its results and Value Added Scores for 16-18 year old students studying A Levels in England, and Stonyhurst ranked first in Lancashire.Value Added is the primary government measure for pupil progress. Stonyhurst's A Level 'value added' score higher than Sedbergh, Ampleforth, Worth, Downside, Rugby, Giggleswick, Rossall.Describing the report, the government writes: "These figures tell you how much progress students who studied A levels at this...
Prof Peter Davidson
A Tablet event in conjunction with Stonyhurst College (part of the Stonyhurst 425 Lenten lectures series)Join us for an evening at the Lauriston Hall with Prof Peter Davidson as he talks about Southwell at Stonyhurst: the Literary Legacy of Recusant Martyr.Prof Peter Davidson is a Senior Research Fellow and Archivist at Campion Hall in Oxford and a published author.Stonyhurst is the UK’s leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for 3-18 year olds.TicketingTablet subscriber...
Dr Michael D. Hurley
G. M. Hopkins, A. Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien.A Tablet event in conjunction with Stonyhurst College (part of the Stonyhurst 425 Lenten lectures series)Join us at Farm Street for an evening with Dr Michael D. Hurley as he explores the subject of Weird Science and the Search for God.Followed by Q&As – Drinks and canapés – Book sales and signingsDr Michael D. Hurley teaches English Literature at the University of Cambridge, he has been a Visiting Scholar in the English Department at Harvard,...
Holy Name Church, Manchester
Wednesday 28th November is ‘Red Wednesday’, a day to show solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters suffering persecution throughout the world. Aid to the Church in Need invites everyone to join the campaign by doing something peaceful and positive: unite in prayer, wear red, light the church in red, organise activities or attend  themed events already in place – which could be easily searched through a map on the organisation’s website.Several Jesuit works make a stand on...
Photograph of Stonyhurst College
On 21 August 1834, Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ died at Lowe House, St Helens. Born in Draycott, near Painsley in Staffordshire, in 1748, and entering the Society in 1767, those who have some knowledge of British Jesuit history might realise that Fr Stone would have been witness to a particularly significant, and turbulent, period for British Jesuits and the Society as a whole.Catholic education in England and Wales had been outlawed since Elizabethan times, so, in order to provide an education for...
A prestigious cricket match held on 4 July 2018 at Stonyhurst College between the Stonyhurst Gentlemen’s XI and the Vatican (St Peter’s) Cricket Team, known as the Vatican XI, has ended in a spectacular victory for the visiting side.Staff and alumni from the famous British school formed a special Stonyhurst Gentlemen’s XI for the occasion. The match at Stonyhurst College was the first fixture of the Vatican XI’s 4th Light of Faith Tour of England. The Vatican XI comprises priests and...
Portrait of Fr Stephen Perry SJ
The Jesuits and wider Catholic Church have a long history with astronomy. In October 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the new Gregorian calendar to replace the Julian system which, by that time, had drifted by ten days. The new calendar also altered the lunar cycle used by the Church to calculate the date for Easter, restoring it to the time of the year as originally celebrated by the early Church. The Gregorian calendar was developed by the astronomer Aloysius Lilius and modified by the...
The Vatican (St Peter’s) Cricket Team has announced the schedule for its 2018 Tour of England - from the 3rd to the 15th of July - , which will be the 4th Light of Faith Tour of England for the Vatican XI. The team last visited the UK on an official tour in 2016.This high profile and significant tour will commence at Stonyhurst College, with the inaugural cricket match between Stonyhurst and the Vatican XI taking place at the College on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 1.00pm. During the tour, the...

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