Stonyhurst

The Society of Jesus has been part of my life from an early age when, as a child, Jesuit friends of my father used to visit my family.  I attended Stonyhurst College where I was inspired by the strong commitment to social justice which many Jesuit and lay teachers had.  This inspired me to set up a charity after I left school to provide holidays for disabled children.  The Newman Holiday Trust, named after Blessed John Henry Newman, today offers holidays all over the UK.  ...
I am Fr Peter Griffiths and I have been a Jesuit for nearly fifty four years and a priest for nearly forty years. After my ordination, I taught Maths and Science in Wimbledon College for seven years. Then I worked as a parish priest beginning in Boscombe, near Bournemouth where I stayed for five years. Then to the parish at Stamford Hill after that, and then I had a break as Superior of Farm Street with special responsibility for elderly Jesuits. After that, I went to Glasgow and worked as...
I first came across the Jesuits in September 1941 in the first form, year 7, at St Ignatius College, the grammar school run by the Jesuits in Stamford Hill, North London. Since then Jesuits have played a critical part in my life.  There was Fr Guy Brinkworth, the then head of St Ignatius, without whose bracing encouragement I would not have joined the Society of Jesus; there was Fr Walter Smith who taught me that there was more than one way of being a Jesuit; there was Fr Paul Kennedy who...
St Peter’s Stonyhurst is a small but active parish, which shares its church building with the students and staff of Stonyhurst College and the prep school St Mary’s Hall. The parish and the college are both in the Diocese of Salford. The village has the oldest Catholic Guild in England and the Feast of St Peter is celebrated every year with an annual walk to the church, accompanied by a banner and a silver band.    Parish Priest: Fr Peter Griffiths SJTel/Fax: 01254 826268Mass...
I was born in London in 1954, and educated at Bishop Challoner School in Beckenham and by the Jesuits at St John's Beaumont and Stonyhurst College. I then read English at Merton College, Oxford, before entering the Jesuit novitiate in 1977. I studied philosophy and theology at Heythrop College, University of London, punctuated by a year of pastoral work in Mexico. Before ordination in 1985, I also did a masters degree, specialising in Jesuit history, at what was then Weston School of...
I was born on April 12 1936 in Harrow on the Hill, the second son - the first died when a baby. Both parents, Stanley lrving and Helen Josephine Meredith were good practising Catholics as is their daughter, Judith. I was baptised, confirmed and received my first Holy Communion in Saint George's R.C. church Sudbury. Apart from evacuation during the war my first school was non conformist, Byron Court School, and at the age of 11 I attended the Cardinal Vaughan School, Kensington. There I was...

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