24th May 2023 – London Convivium during the Chelsea Flower Show
A convivium to be held at 6.30pm in the Orangerie at the Chelsea Gardener, London SW3 6NR. All are warmly invited to attend this gathering during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, to enjoy drinks and light refreshments just a short walk away from the show. To register please click here.
3rd June 2023 – Dermot Gogarty Memorial Cup Match
This year the OS SMH v OS SJB rugby match will be played on Smithfield at Stonyhurst. As always we are looking for players! If you are interested in playing, please contact:
Tim Hanley at: email@example.com
There will be a hog roast and drinks after the match, spectators are welcome. Do come along and support!
10th June 2023 – Wanderers’ Cricket v the College
This match will be played on the Oval at Stonyhurst. If you are interested in playing, please contact Freddie Timmins OS 13 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectators and picnics are welcome! We will provide light refreshments during the break.
1st July 2023 – OS 2012 Reunion
A reunion for Rhetoric 2012 will be held at the College, and will include a tour of the College, the Collections, and dinner in the Top Ref. The booking form is here.
18th July – 23rd July 2023 – St Cuthbert’s Way, A Walking Pilgrimage
We are planning a walking pilgrimage from Melrose to Lindisfarne. It is suitable for those used to walking, and for senior school age children, as some parts can be strenuous. We will arrange bed and breakfast accommodation and luggage transfers, and the walk will be led by Richard (OS 88) and Emma Wotton. Our spiritual leader on the pilgrimage will br Fr Toby Lees OS 99. The booking form is available here: St Cuthbert’s Way Booking Form
21st July 2023 and 14th August 2023 – OS Open Days at the College
We are delighted to be hosting two Open Days this summer for OS and their families.
These two dedicated days will provide an opportunity for you to join friends and other members of the Stonyhurst Family for staff led tours of the College and light lunch in the Top Ref. You will have the chance to reminisce about your time at school whilst visiting recently redisplayed and renovated rooms, including the Bayley Room, the Do Room, the Top Ref, and the Philosophers’ Study – and the Old Ref, which has been renovated and is now our Higher Line Common Room.
In the afternoon, you will have time to wander around the beautiful Stonyhurst grounds and Jesuit Gardens.
These Open Days are free, however, there are limited places per day and for catering purposes we require registration and dietary requirements. Therefore, we ask that you register here. Please note that tours of the College will only be available on these dates during the summer holidays.
The Stonyhurst Museum and Historic Libraries will be open on these two dates, with displays including Shakespeare’s First Folio, Durer prints and books dating from 1471, including first editions of authors such as Charles Dickens, C.S Lewis and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Please note that there is a ticket price for access to these spaces, and prebooking is required. Bookings and payments for the Museum and Historic Libraries can be made here.
31st July 2023 – Feast of St Ignatius, Mass at Farm Street
Solemn Sung Mass at 6.00pm, Farm Street Church, London W1K 3AH, followed by a Party in the Park in Mount Street Gardens.
18th – 25th August 2023 – Lourdes Pilgrimage
We are delighted to invite you to join the Stonyhurst Pilgrimage to Lourdes in August. This year will see a return to taking our Pilgrims who need assistance as we shall be organising a medically supported Pilgrimage once again after the enforced absence due to the pandemic. Once again, we shall be part of the Catholic Association Pilgrimage joining with pilgrims from different dioceses across England, together with the Glanfield Children’s group.
The booking forms are available on the Lourdes section of our website. There is also information about volunteering and joining as an assisted pilgrim on the Catholic Association website: Catholic Association
1st September 2023 – Thirst Friday London, Richmond
Following the enjoyment of the gathering held last year we invite you once again to join us at Richmond Rugby Club, for a very informal, Stonyhurst family social event starting at 5.30pm. The first drink is on us and there will be a complimentary barbecue. We would love to see you there, children are very welcome. Do join us for what should be a lovely end of summer get together!
Address: Richmond Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SF
A booking form will be available nearer the time.
23rd September 2023 – OS 2013 Reunion
A reunion for Rhetoric 2013 will be held at the College, and will include a tour of the College, the Collections, and dinner in the Top Ref. A booking form will be available shortly.
7th October 2023 – Thomas Weld Society Lunch at the College
Membership of the Thomas Weld Society is offered to those who have generously made a legacy gift to Stonyhurst. We aim to hold an annual lunch at Stonyhurst to thank them for their generosity. This year, there will be a Service of Thanksgiving at 11.30am, followed by lunch in the Top Ref.
18th November 2023 – OS 1983 Reunion
A reunion for Poetry 1983 will be held at the College, and will include a tour of the College, the Collections, and dinner in the Top Ref. The booking link is here: Poetry 1983 Booking Form
4th December 2023 – Farm Street Carol Service, 7.00pm
Stonyhurst College Schola Petri will once again lead this Carol Service, which will be followed by drinks in the Church Hall. All members of the Stonyhurst community are warmly invited to attend.
7th December 2023 – Association Carol Service, St Peter’s Stonyhurst, 7.00pm
The College Choir will sing, and pupils will take part in the readings at this Carol Service. This will be followed by festive drinks in the Top Ref. All members of the Stonyhurst community are warmly invited to attend. Please feel welcome to attend either Carol Service – or both!
10th February 2024 – Stonyhurst Association Annual Dinner
Will be held at the De Vere Beaumont, Old Windsor, with a ceilidh after dinner. For booking information please download the file below:
To book, please click the link below:
Previous events held January-May 2023
11th February 2023 – Second Saturday Walk
We will assemble at 8.30am at the College Swimming Pool to depart at 8.45am and the walk will take around 90 minutes. At the end of the walk complimentary tea and coffee will be served in the Refectory. It would be very helpful if you could indicate that you plan to join us. Dogs are welcome on the walk, but not in the Refectory, however there is seating outside.
We would welcome anyone volunteering to lead subsequent walks to continue this opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.
18th February 2023 – Association Annual Dinner at Stonyhurst
Our next Annual Dinner takes place at the College. Dr Julie Macfarlane OS 78 is the President and Lucy Hardwick OS 82 will be the guest speaker.
In order to make the Annual Dinner as accessible as possible to all OS, the Association is subsidising the cost of tickets. If you would like to help the work of the Association, helping us to maintain contact with and support our members, then we would be very grateful if you would do so by purchasing sponsored tickets at £125 each. This will help us to offer reduced-rate tickets to our young OS and encourage their attendance. However, there is no obligation to purchase these tickets and the standard price is £99.00. The reduced rate for OS aged 25 and under is £65. Ticket prices include reception drinks, three course dinner and coffee, table wine and a great band!
For further information regarding ticket and accommodation options, and to make your booking, please click the links below.
11th March 2023 – Second Saturday walk
Please see February walk for details.
6th – 9th April 2023 – Holy Week Retreat
As many of you may already know, Stonyhurst is delighted to host an annual Holy Week Retreat. Each year, families and friends of the wider Stonyhurst community join the chaplaincy team and guest Jesuit and lay speakers at Stonyhurst for a period of reflection over Easter. For further information and booking details please click here
22nd April 2023 – OS 2010 Reunion
A reunion for Rhetoric 2010 will be held at the College, and will include a tour of the College, the Collections, and dinner in the Bayley Room. The booking form is here.
27th April 2023 – Manchester Convivium
Stonyhurst pupils will perform at a musical recital at the Bechstein Centre, Tib Street, Manchester, at 6.00pm, followed by drinks and a get-together at Tib Street Tavern. It would be lovely to get a good turnout from our OS in the Northwest, as we have not had a do in Manchester for some years!
13th May 2023 – Second Saturday Walk
Please see February walk for details.
13th May 2023 – OS Croquet v the College