• The Hurtado Jesuit Centre is a place of welcome and community in Wapping in London’s East End.

    At the Centre, we want to create a place where people from the neighbourhood can find spiritual companionship through conversation and practical support.

  • Based in the heart of Wapping, London

    We also serve the communities in the borough of Tower Hamlets and the wider East End.

  • The Centre’s patron is St Alberto Hurtado (1901-1952)

    Alberto was an ordained Jesuit priest, a qualified lawyer and an energetic social worker, enabling him to defend and promote the rights of the poor in church, in court and in every public sphere.

Everything we do is underpinned by the Jesuit ethos of caring for the whole person

The Centre is home to the Jesuit Refugee Service who serve destitute refugees and other people in need. A community of young Jesuits from all over the world live at the centre, studying for the priesthood and working in local parishes.

Our programme includes retreat days for busy people and activities that bring people of different faiths and cultures from our local community together, to help build a better future for all of us.

We provide space for local communities to meet as well as a haven for spiritual reflection and a base from which to work for social justice in partnership with others.