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

    We organise a range of events in and for the local community. Our events have three main aims. The first is to promote and support the work of social justice. Our second is to impart the riches of Ignatian spirituality. Our third is to build a community with Christ at its centre.

  • Based in the heart of Wapping, London

    The Hurtado Jesuit Centre seeks to embed itself in the community it finds itself. We serve the community of Wapping, and the deanery of Tower Hamlets.

  • 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.

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