11th February 2023 – Second Saturday Walk

The next Second Saturday Walk will be on Saturday the 14th of January. 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.

Annual Dinner 2023 Booking Information

Annual Dinner Booking Form

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 2011 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, please refer to the Diary of Events on our website.

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.

24th May 2023 – London Convivium during the Chelsea Flower Show

A convivium to be held 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. A booking form will be available nearer the time.

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. A always we are looking for players! If you are interested in playing, please contact:

Tim Hanley at: t.hanley@stonyhurst.ac.uk

There will be a hog roast and drinks after the match, spectators are welcome. Do come along and support!

10th June 2023 – Second Saturday Walk

Please see February walk for details. This will be the last of the series.

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: fredericktimmins97@outlook.com

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. A booking form will be available shortly, please refer to the Diary of Events on our website.

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. Further information will be available shortly. Please do contact the office as soon as possible if you are interested in joining so that we can get an idea of numbers.

21st July 2023 and 14th August 2023 – OS Open Days at the College

We are planning two open days at the College this summer. An opportunity for OS and families to come along for a tour in the morning, including boarding areas where possible, and followed by a light lunch in the Top Ref. We will also be able to offer a Museum tour in the afternoon, however there will be a ticket cost for that. You will also be able to wander around the grounds after lunch before departure. Further information and a registration form will be available on our website shortly. Please note that tours of the College will only be available on these dates during the summer holidays.

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 being prepared and will be available on our website shortly. 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, please refer to the Diary of Events on our website.

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. A booking form will be available shortly, please refer to the Diary of Events on our website.

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!