22nd January 2022 – OS Lunch at Preston Grasshoppers

The popular OS lunch at Preston Grasshoppers will take place on Saturday 22nd January when the Hoppers are playing Sandal. The cost of a three-course meal and entry to the match will be £25 per head. All OS, partners and friends are welcome and in the past this very informal event has attracted over 100 from all over the country. It has proved particularly attractive for OS years wishing to organise a mini reunion and details of convenient accommodation can be provided. To book or for further details please contact martinhothersall@outlook.com

There will be Mass in St Peter’s on Sunday morning at 11.00am, and all are welcome to attend.

24th January 2022 – Memorial Service at Farm Street for Fr Michael O’Halloran SJ

The service is at 6.00pm and will be followed by refreshments in the Church Hall.

4th February 2022 – Thirst Friday – Windsor

Sadly, the rugby match planned for the 5th February had to be cancelled. But we really don’t want to lose the opportunity to meet up with our SJBOS and our SMHOS, or indeed any other OS, parents and former parents who might have been planning to come along and support! So, we have arranged the next in the series of Association ‘Thirst Fridays’ on Friday 4th February at the Armstrong Gun, Englefield Green, at 6.00pm. Come along for an informal social gathering, all are welcome, first drink on us and pizza to be enjoyed!

26th February 2022 – Stonyhurst Association Annual Dinner

With our President, Dom Hartley OS 86 and guest speaker Jimmy Nelson OS 86, the dinner will be held at Pan Pacific London, a new, luxurious 43 storey bronze tower, with a shopping plaza and wellbeing suite. We have arranged a preferential room rate and rooms can be booked directly with them. Please contact their reservations department: reserve.pplon@panpacific.com or telephone +44 (0)20 7118 6888. Please use the reference 2202STONYH.  The room rate is £250.00 per night and the rate includes VAT and breakfast. Tickets are priced at £125 for a sponsored ticket, £99 for the standard ticket and £75 for OS aged 25 and under.

Click here to complete the dinner booking form and reserve your tickets

14th – 17th April 2022 – Holy Week Retreat at Stonyhurst

We would be delighted for you and your family to join us for this special weekend of reflection, talks, and Easter Liturgy. The weekend is very much a gathering of friends, united by a sense of shared faith and spirit of belonging within the Stonyhurst community. There is a separate programme for children from the age of four upwards, and whole family attendance is very much welcomed and encouraged. Please click the link below for details of how to book.

Holy Week Retreat 2022

6th May 2022 – Thirst Friday – Playground Theatre London – 6.00pm – 7.30pm

An invitation to come along!

27th May 2022 – Stonyhurst Association AGM to be held at Stonyhurst College at 4.00pm

The Annual Report and Accounts and the Notice of the Agenda can be downloaded through the link below.

Annual Report and Accounts 2021

27th May 2022 – Great Academies Champagne Reception for parents and staff at 5.30pm.

30th May – 1st June 2022 – OS 71 Reunion

Andrew Lubienski is organising a reunion, to be held at Theodore House, Stonyhurst. Please contact Andrew directly if you are interested in attending.

andrewlubienski@gmail.com

3rd June 2022 – Rugby Centenary Tournament and Dinner at the College

11th June 2022 – OS Cricket v College

All Stonyhurst families are invited to watch the match – bring a picnic! We will finish at 5.00pm with drinks and a hog roast.

Any OS with an interest in playing cricket for the Wanderers team is asked to contact Richard Drinkwater OS91 at richard@svtech.co.uk

25th June 2022 – OS Croquet Match v the College 

Starts at 1.30pm, all welcome to come along and watch.

2nd July 2022 – Adrian Aylward – Memorial Service at Farm Street at 2.00pm

You are all very welcome to attend, please click the link to register your attendance: Adrian Aylward Memorial Service

18th August 2022 – Walk the Tolkien Trail, with our President, for Maundy Relief – save the date!

We have arranged a Tolkien family walk to take place on Thursday 18th August. The walk will start at 12 noon at Hobbit Hill, where there is car parking and facilities are available. There will be two led walks, one for little legs which will take approximately an hour and a half and a longer walk that will take around three hours. It is a circular walk and so we will end back at Hobbit Hill, where we will provide you with a complimentary afternoon tea. There will also be a cash bar from 3.00pm. Weather permitting, we will have a bouncy castle for the children!

Now, whilst the walk and the afternoon tea are free of charge, there is another purpose to this invitation apart from the chance to enjoy a lovely walk with friends old and new. We would like you to bring a non-perishable food item with you, there will be a collection point, and all donations will go to Maundy Relief, which is the charity our Association President Julie Macfarlane OS78 is supporting during her year. So, we will feed you, please help us feed them!

Joining instructions will be sent in advance to those who book to come along. Please note that whilst dogs are very welcome, they cannot go inside Hobbit Hill. In order to arrange the catering, and to have an idea of how many children we may have for this family event it would be very helpful if you could indicate that you plan to attend by submitting the booking form below.

Tolkien Family Walk

19th – 26th August 2022 – Lourdes Pilgrimage

After two ‘grace years’ dictated by the pandemic, we are returning to Lourdes this year. You are warmly invited to join us. However, despite our initial hopes, we have concluded that one of the lingering effects of the pandemic is that we will be unable to provide medical or nursing support for adults on this year’s CA pilgrimage.  We will not be using the Accueil this year and, regrettably, we will not be able to support adult pilgrims with personal care needs. However, we will have access to wheelchairs and we will have volunteer helpers who will be able to push those wheelchairs while in Lourdes. Therefore, we hope that those who require assistance from us for their mobility issues but can independently meet their medical and personal care needs will still be able to join us. Booking forms are on the Lourdes webpage. Please contact the Association Office if you have any queries.

2nd September 2022 – Thirst Friday – Richmond

You are invited 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

For catering purposes it would be very helpful if you could indicate that you plan to attend by submitting the booking form below.

Thirst Friday Richmond

24th and 25th September 2022 – OS 82 Reunion

The OS 82 reunion takes place at the College on the 24th and 25th September 2022. A booking form is available here

5th October 2022 – Gibraltar Convivium

There will be Mass at the Cathedral at 6.15pm followed by a drinks and tapas reception at the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club. All OS, parents and former parents and their families are warmly invited to attend this social gathering. Please contact the Association Office if you would like to attend.

OS 72 will celebrate their 50 year reunion at the College. The programme and booking information can be viewed below:

Programme OS72

4th November 2022 – Thirst Friday in the North-East

The next of our gatherings will be at 6.00pm at the Gibraltar Rock Hotel, 2 East Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4EB. All OS and their families are welcome to attend, first drink on us! A registration form will be available shortly.

12th and 13th November 2022 – OS 11 Reunion

Please see the link below for details and booking information.

OS11_Booking_Form

8th December 2022 – Association Carol Service at the College, 7.00pm

21st January 2023 – OS Lunch at Preston Grasshoppers

The OS Lunch at Preston Grasshoppers will take place on Saturday 21 January, when the Hoppers will be playing Sheffield. The price per head will be £35.00 per head.  As ever this is an informal event for OS, their family and friends. Prices are not yet available but anyone interested should contact martinhothersall@outlook.com .

18th February 2023 – Association Annual Dinner

Save the date! The dinner will be held at the College. Further information and a booking form will be circulated shortly.

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 for the show. A booking form will be available nearer the time.