The Hurtado Jesuit Centre is a place of welcome and community in Wapping in London’s East End. We offer a programme which seeks to foster a growth in social justice, local community development and Christian prayer.

The Hurtado Jesuit Centre is a place of welcome and community in Wapping in London’s East End. We have a programme that fosters community, offers and opportunity to pray within the Ignatian tradition, and events around Social Justice and Christian taching.

Our programme of events ranges from art exhibitions, and those include ones from professional artists, and one from local school children, to talks in local venues (including an inner city farm). Every Second Saturday we offer a spirituality programme which recently has included pilgrimage walks. In 2017 we have a series of high profile talks around Ethical Investment which seek to improve practice in this area.

The Centre is the home to the Jesuit Refugee Service, which works with destitute refugees. A community of young Jesuits from all over the world live at the Centre, studying for the priesthood and working in local parishes.

Local engagement We are interested in and care about the issues facing us in the local area and attempt in some way to change our society for the better. In order to do this, we are building relationships with different groups in Wapping, Tower Hamlets and the East End, such as:

St Patrick’s Catholic Church

Centre for Theology & Community

Quaker Social Action

London Citizens

Caritas Westminster 

Growth

We are members of Caritas Social Action Network and Tower Hamlets Council Voluntary Service

We can also help facilitate partnerships with the wider Jesuit networks and the resources they have to offer, for example through:

Jesuits in Britain
Mount Street Jesuit Centre
Thinking Faith
Pray-As-You-Go
Heythrop College