January 28th 2017 – Preston Grasshoppers Lunch
George Erdozain OS 1961 and Martin Hothersall OS 1972 will once again be hosting a lunch at Preston Grasshoppers RFC for OS, partners, friends and others connected with Stonyhurst. The date is Saturday 28th January 2017. This has proved to be a very convivial afternoon on the previous occasions. The cost is £20 per head for a 3 course meal, ticket to Hoppers 1st XV match v Otley and match day programme. To book please contact Martin Hothersall:
email@example.com or 01772 613207
February 25th 2017 – OS Cross-country – Stonyhurst versus Ampleforth at Ampleforth
Following on from last year’s very successful 50th anniversary race between Ampleforth and Stonyhurst, this year’s race for the Newton-Carter trophy will take place on Saturday 25th February at Ampleforth. It would be great to put out a decent team and hopefully retain the trophy. All OS, families and friends are welcome to race, or support and attend the dinner. The race will start at 2.30pm, and there will be a dinner in the school refectory that evening. The recommendation is to stay at The Feathers in Helmsley, and OS will gather there on Friday evening the night before the race. There will be Mass on Sunday morning in the Abbey Church.
Please could you let Hugh Dickinson know if you can attend the race and/or the dinner as soon as possible. His contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org or 07989 470 826
April 29th – 30th 2017 – OS 1987 Reunion
A reunion for OS 1987 is being arranged at the College. It is being co-ordinated by Jonathan Smith who can be contacted at email@example.com
A booking form is available from the Association Office. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records. In the meantime, do contact Jonathan if you plan to attend.
May 13th 2017 – A Dublin Dinner
John Green OS 76 is arranging a dinner for OS and their families in Dublin, on Saturday 13th May, at 7.00pm at the Killiney Golf Club. Tickets are €35 with a concession for OS aged under 25. There is also a free bespoke tour of Glasnevin Cemetery followed by lunch commencing at 1.00pm on the Saturday. If you are interested in attending please contact John for tickets at: Johntcg@eircom.net
The Association President Father Nick King SJ, and the College Curator Mrs Jan Graffius will be attending.
June 9th 2017 – A Convivium in London
We are planning a get together at Farm Street, with Mass at 6.00pm followed by a presentation by the College Curator, Jan Graffius, ‘Fountains and Friday Fish: Sir Nicholas Shireburn’s Avenue’. For catering purposes, it would be helpful if you would contact the Association Office if you plan to attend.
June 10th 2017 – Wanderers Golf V the College Team
The annual OS golf match against the College will take place on Saturday 10th June. Should you be interested in playing in this match, or in any of the other golf fixtures that the Wanderers play please contact James Andrews OS 2000 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1st 2017 – Wanderers Croquet
Simon Whittle OS13 is arranging a Croquet match against staff and pupils. If you are interested in playing pleased contact Simon at email@example.com Weather permitting it will be held on the front lawns and be followed by refreshments in the Jesuit Gardens.
August 18th – 25th 2017 – Lourdes Pilgrimage
October 4th 2017 – A Convivium in Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland
It is some years since we arranged a gathering for our OS, parents and families North of the border! We are currently planning this event and will have further details shortly. The Headmaster, John Browne and the College Curator, Jan Graffius will be attending. It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible. If you are at university in Scotland and perhaps have not given us your email address do get in touch so that we can send you the details.
October 14th 2017 – OS 2007 Reunion
A reunion for OS 2007 is being arranged at the College. The booking form is available by clicking the link below. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records.
October 27th – 29th 2017 – Ignatian Retreat at Mayfield School
Unfortunately this will no longer take place. We hope to rearrange a retreat here at Stonyhurst next year.
November 17th 2017 – Stonyhurst Association Annual Dinner
This year the dinner will be presided over by Robert Brinkley CMG, OS 1972, and will be held at Mercers’ Hall, Ironmongers’ Lane, London. The guest speaker will be Monsignor Borys Gudziak who is Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Volodymyr the Great in Paris for Ukrainian Greek-Catholics in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. He is also the President of the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Tickets are priced at £99, and at £65 for OS aged 25 and under and include a drinks reception and wine at the table. The booking form is available by clicking the link below.
December 11th 2017 – Association Carol Service
Will take place in St Peter’s Church at 7.00pm, and all are welcome to join us and for refreshments afterwards in the Top Refectory.
January 20th 2018 – Preston Grasshoppers Match and Lunch
George Erdozain OS 1961 and Martin Hothersall OS 1972 will again be hosting an OS lunch and informal reunion at Preston Grasshoppers’ match with Kendal on Saturday 20th January 2018. This event is for OS, families and friends and in the past few years has grown to over 50 attendees with OS coming from France, Scotland and the South as well as the North of England. Anyone interested in attending should contact Martin Hothersall at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01772 613207.
March 29th – 1st April 2018 – Easter Retreat
The Easter Retreat takes place at the College from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday and all OS and their families are welcome. A booking form will be available in the New Year.
April 8th – 15th 2018 – Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage
The Association is planning a walking pilgrimage starting in Sarria and finishing in Santiago de Compostela. Further details can be found in the News section Santiago de Compostela 2018. The booking form can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
May 10th 2018 – Association Dinner at Leinster House, Dublin
A dinner is being arranged at Leinster House at the invitation of Senator Ronan Mullen. A booking form will be available in the Christmas term. Please contact the Association Office if you are interested in attending.
May 12th – 13th 2018 – OS 1993 Reunion
A 25th anniversary reunion for OS 1993 is being arranged at the College. A booking form will be available from the Association Office shortly. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records. Rod Maclean is co-ordinating this and can be contacted at: email@example.com
August 24th – 31st 2018 – Lourdes Pilgrimage
The annual pilgrimage will take place in August as usual, please forward all queries to the Association Office.
September 22nd – 23rd 2018 – OS 1998 Reunion
Do save the date! A reunion for OS 1998 is being arranged at the College. A booking form will be available from the Association Office in the New Year. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records.
October 13th 2018– OS 2008 Reunion
A 10th anniversary reunion for OS 2008 is being arranged at the College. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records.