Philip Harrison SJ

laying on of hands
Saturday 30th June was a day of great joy and celebration for the Jesuits in Britain. Bishop Nicholas Hudson ordained two British Jesuits - Kensy Joseph SJ and Philip Harrison SJ  - at St Ignatius Church Stamford Hill before a large congregation of friends, family and parishioners, and alongside over fifty concelebrating priests.There were smiles everywhere as well as a few tears of joy, gratitude, and possibly relief.In the congregation were colleagues from Jesuit Missions and Jesuit...
Kensy Joseph diaconate ordination
Jesuit deacons Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Nicholas Hudson on Saturday 30th June 12 noon at St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill.All are welcome to celebrate this joyous occasion for the Society of Jesus in Britain.The service will be followed by a reception at Our Lady’s High School, Amhurst Park, a short walk from the church.  Parking is limited so please use public transport: Seven Sisters overground and tube, Stamford Hill overground...
The good shepherd icon
Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ have chosen the image of Christ as a Good Shepherd for the invitation cards for their ordination on 30th June.  They explain the significance of their choice.       The image of Christ as a Good Shepherd appears in some of the earliest Christian art. In this Russian  Orthodox icon from the nineteenth century, Christ is shown with a sheep around his shoulders. It is a gesture drawn straight from the Gospels,...
Jesuit deacons Philip Harrison SJ and Kensy Joseph SJ will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Nicholas Hudson on Saturday 30th June 12 noon at St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill, London N15 6ND.All are welcome to celebrate this joyous occasion for the Society of Jesus in Britain.  Please save the date!Kensy was ordained deacon at the Holy Name Church in Manchester in November.Phil’s diaconate ordination took place in Bogota Columbia in November where he was completing his theology...
The JRS UK logo
Philip Harrison, who was ordained deacon at the end of last year, is currently working part-time in Wapping for JRS-UK. As part of this placement, he is gathering material for a history of the Society’s work with refugees and asylum-seekers in Britain. If you have a memory to share, or would like to be involved with this project, please contact Philip at [email protected] 
Philip Harrison SJ in training on Wimbledon Common
Philip Harrison SJ is a member of the Jesuit Mission London Marathon team for 2018.  He describes his long relationship with running as he gets back into training.Long distance running was a grace that arrived unexpectedly in my late twenties on a cold winter’s morning in Stamford Hill, North London. I was studying philosophy at the time and trying to decide which ethical theory was the one by which I should live. Inspired, I grabbed my shoes (they were not even proper trainers), laced...
Ordinands with Philip Harrison on the right
Please pray for Philip Harrison SJ who was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 25th November by Bishop Juan Vicente Córdoba Villota SJ, in the Iglesia de San Ignacio, Bogota Columbia, along with five other Jesuit scholastics from Mexico, Columbia, Brazil and Argentina-Uraguay.In his homily, the Bishop reminded those being ordained that the deaconate, which means service, would continue for rest of their lives because a priest is called always to serve. He concluded his homily with...
Philip Harrison SJ, far right
Perched high in the Colombian Andes, the city of Bogotá basks in strong sunlight and is battered by rain in equal measure. It is home to one of three centres for theological formation in Latin America that train young Jesuits preparing for life as a priest or a brother. In this crucial stage of formation, the aim is to cultivate a thorough understanding of our Catholic faith, in such a way that it can give meaning and hope to those we will meet in the many situations in which Jesuits live and...