Stonyhurst College

On Sunday 14th July, Stonyhurst College featured in the Channel 5 series, ‘The Wonderful World of Chocolate'. In the fourth episode, the cameras followed cake-maker Rosie Dummer (Rosie Cake Diva) as she crafted a beautiful chocolate cake replica of the college to celebrate the Great Academies weekend in the school’s 425th year, and showed aerial views of the college and surrounding countryside.After completing a degree in architecture, Rosie became the army’s very first female helicopter pilot...
Mass at St Peter's Church Stonyhurst to celebrate our patronal feast.For the churches served by the Jesuits in Manchester, Preston, Liverpool, Stonyhurst and retreat staff, former students of Jesuit schools, colleges and university chaplaincies.There wil be light refreshments and a tour of the Stonyhurst College MuseumTo book a place on the tour please email t.curtis.sj@stonyhurst.ac.ukFor more details and transport information please contacts Debbie Reynolds at SFX Liverpool: d.reynolds@...
former pupil Lawrence Leong & the family of former pupils Winton & Lt. Col. James de St John-Pryce
The Lady Statue has become an iconic sight for all those who visit Stonyhurst College, standing tall at the top of the Avenue since 1882. The statue, a replica of the one in Rome (set up by Pope Pius IX) was a gift from Mr Thomas Eyre, brother of the then Stonyhurst Rector, Fr William Eyre SJ.Last year, after 136 years, the Statue was removed from her plinth and sent away for conservation and last week she was returned. To celebrate the occasion the newly-restored “Lady Statue” was blessed in a...
The Province Conference held on 23-25 April at Stonyhurst College offered the traditional opportunity for the Jesuits to celebrate important milestones in the service of their members.As there was no province conference last year, the 2019 meeting was a double celebration: remembering a thousand years of life in the Society and over five hundred in the priesthood. The Jubilarians’ service was celebrated at mass in the boy’s chapel at Stonyhurst College by the Jesuit Provincial Fr Damian Howard...
The St Aloysius winning team with the judges
Last week, St Mary’s Hall (SMH) hosted Eloquentes  - the inaugural Jesuit Junior Schools' Year 5 debating competition  - in Theodore House, the recently opened Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst.Pupils from six Jesuit junior schools took part  in the speeches and debates. Hosts St Mary’s Hall were joined by their friends from St John's Beaumont Windsor, Donhead Prep School Wimbledon, Barlborough Hall School Chesterfield, St Aloysius' Junior School Glasgow and St Joseph's,...
Jan Graffius with delegates and the Stonyhurst collection
Stonyhurst College has for centuries been a repository for curious and precious items relating to the history of Catholicism in Britain. Curator of the Stonyhurst Collections, Jan Graffius, gave a guided tour to the delegates at the province conference held at the college last week.  She explained that over the centuries the Jesuits had collected, been given and bequeathed an extraordinary array of items now housed in a suite of rooms, some originally designated for display purposes,...
A group of marathon finishers with medals
The last Sunday of April is always a big day in the London calendar and this year 42,000 runners embarked on the 26.2 mile challenge of the London Marathon. Among them the Jesuit team included four runners for Jesuit Refugee Service, including JRS Operations Manager Aidan Cantwell (5:25), and 26 for Jesuit Missions, of whom no fewer than twelve are teachers in our Jesuit schools.First home in 3:44:32 was English teacher Ruth Freer from St Aloysius College in Glasgow.  Not far behind...
This year there are 16 teachers associated with Jesuit schools who are taking on the London Marathon challenge for Jesuit Missions, including a team of 6 from Stonyhurst college and 4 at St Aloysius in Glasgow.Each were given one of the 16 Jesuit pupil profile virtues and asked to write why that word links to their training. Here are a few of their responses:Faith-filledRyan Ferrie - St Aloysius CollegeLondon 2019 will be my second Marathon and it certainly is an exercise in faith! Faith that...
Lord Nicholas Windsor unveils plaque at Theodore House
Theodore House, the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst College, was officially opened by Lord Nicholas Windsor on Friday.  This £4 million project converted a listed disused mill in the College grounds into a centre for study, retreats, Christian renewal and for the training of the laity in Christian leadership.Lord Nicholas, youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent and a convert to Catholicism, is a Royal Patron of Theodore House. He unveiled a plaque on the site of the converted...
Jan Graffius
A Tablet event in conjunction with Stonyhurst College (part of the Stonyhurst 425 Lenten lectures series)Join us for an evening at Stonyhurst College with Jan Graffius as she explores Stonyhurst’s History through to the Modern Age – told through its collectionsFollowed by Q&As – Drinks and canapésStonyhurst is the UK’s leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for 3-18 year olds.Jan Graffius has been the Curator of Collections and Historic Libraries at Stonyhurst College...

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