Jesuit, Charity and Other Links

Jesuit Missions

Jesuit Missions is an organisation set up to provide support and funds for missionaries in Guyana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.  The missionaries themselves are Jesuits, and their duty is to serve the communities in which they are based.  This work includes education, feeding programmes, hospitals, orphanages, community centres and – in times of drought and famine – emergency aid.

As well as supporting the work of British Jesuits, Jesuit Missions assist those from other Provinces working in the developing world.  We support missionaries and their work in Rwanda, Nepal, Bosnia, Philippines, Cambodia, India, Kenya and other developing nations.

Jesuit Missions also runs JM Volunteering, offering young people the opportunity to work on six-month placements with the Jesuits abroad.

Jesuit Missions
11 Edge Hill
London SW19 4LR
Tel. 020 8946 0466



Jesuit Volunteering

JV is a network of different agencies that provide opportunities for adults to volunteer in a way that integrates their skills with their values.

All Jesuit Volunteers work with people whose lives are affected by poverty, exclusion or injustice, following the example of Jesus. They use the tools of Ignatian spirituality to reflect upon their work.

For more information, visit the Jesuit volunteering web site or email:



Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic non-governmental organisation, at work in over 50 countries, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

The purpose of JRS UK is to accompany, to serve and to advocate on behalf of all asylum seekers from their first arrival until they are satisfactorily settled. This work is carried out in collaboration with other JRS offices round the world, other Church and secular organisations, voluntary and governmental, which are active in the same field.

Jesuit Refugee Service
Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street
London E1W 2QT
Tel: 020 7488 7310



The Catholic Union

The Stonyhurst Association has become an Associated Society of the Catholic Union of Great Britain.

Founded in 1870 by the Duke of Norfolk and other Catholic peers, the Catholic Union has been the consistent voice of the laity working to promote and develop the values of Catholic spiritual, moral and social teaching. It speaks out on issues that affect Catholics and brings together the expertise of the laity with Catholic members of both Houses of Parliament. The Catholic Union has consultative status to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

What is the role of the Catholic Union?

The Catholic Union aims to provide a voice for Catholic lay people through sensible and informed contributions to public debate and legislation. With wide expertise in different disciplines, the Catholic Union has been able to make effective criticisms and representations to Government in many areas. It has specialists on its Parliamentary and Public Affairs Committee and it also has representatives in the field of bio-ethics with the Catholic Medical Association.

The Catholic Union speaks out on issues that may affect the freedom of Catholics to live according to their consciences. It seeks to uphold a Christian standpoint in public life, through representations to Parliament, Government bodies and the media.

Catholic values and interests are presented to key decision makers who determine legislation and social policy. The Catholic Union seeks to make its contributions in a balanced and respectful way to the dialogue between religion and politics, and to promote the common good in public life. It works to influence the changing nature of the Parliamentary world where the Government relies on the recommendations of expert Commissions which in turn take evidence and advice.

The Catholic Union Charitable Trust

The Union has a sister Organisation, the Catholic Union Charitable Trust, which was launched in 2015 to develop and strengthen the role of advancing Catholic moral and spiritual principles by means of educational conferences, lectures, training, and seminars.  Please visit for more information.

Why does the Catholic Union invite other Catholic groups to become Associated Societies?

In 2020, the Catholic Union will reach its 150th anniversary. There is widespread sympathy and respect for the Catholic viewpoint in our nation yet is it often not heard nor considered seriously. The Catholic Union works to draw from as wide a range of Catholic opinion and experience as possible. By inviting Catholic organisations and groups to become Associated Societies it is hoped that both parties may benefit from their respective networks and mutual friendship. It is hoped that members of the Stonyhurst Association will become engaged with the life of the Catholic Union. Members of the Stonyhurst Association have Associate Membership of the Catholic Union.

Simon Andrews – Stonyhurst Association, Richard Collyer-Hamlin – Catholic Union

Other useful contacts

The British Jesuits

Christian Life Community

St Beuno’s Retreat Centre

Mount Street Jesuit Centre

Farm Street Church

Jesuits and Friends