the LJC

Our mission is to accompany the people of London on the path to spiritual maturity. We do this by running events, courses and retreats, particularly on our three focuses: social and environmental justice, spirituality and theology.

We want to be a place of belonging, creative collaboration and growth, especially for young adults.

We are a new project of the Jesuits in Britain (or the Society of Jesus) who exist to bring people into an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are a part of the charity known as the Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes, registered in England and Wales as number 230165

Our three focuses

Social & Environmental Justice

We want to help you to bring your faith to life by connecting it to some of the key issues facing our world and society. In this way, we hope that you can not only learn about love but also find new ways to live it in your own life and share it with others.


Through encounters with Christ in prayer, we hope that you will discover renewed hope and a deeper sense of God accompanying you on life’s journey. Our spirituality work is in the spiritual tradition of St Ignatius Loyola founder of the Jesuits and in this tradition, we also offer spiritual direction.


We want to help you to deepen your faith by growing in knowledge and understanding of scripture, whilst addressing some of the most important and interesting questions about God and religion. Our theology courses and events range from introductory sessions for beginners to advanced studies and seminars. We are very fortunate to be the home of the Heythrop Library, one of the largest specialist theology and philosophy collections in Europe.

Our partners

Our partners bring life to the LJC by using our spaces for their ministry and work. Together, we work to equip Catholics with tools to fully live out their faith in today’s world.

Our team

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Our values

Creative collaboration

Inviting others to meaningfully collaborate with us in shaping the LJC.

Lay leadership

Encouraging lay Catholics to step into leadership wherever possible.

Environmental stewardship

Encouraging ecological conversion and the care of our common home.

Christian unity

Collaborating with all denominations of Christianity.

Open access

Having no barriers to entry and a preferential option for those who are financially struggling.

Can we work together?

Do you share our values and aims? If so, explore LJC partnership.

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