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Welcome to the Salesians of Don Bosco in Great Britain

The Salesians of Don Bosco are a religious congregation of Brothers and Priests . We were founded in 1859 by Saint John Bosco. Don Bosco’s mission was clear and simple: to be a friend to young people who were poor, abandoned or at risk, and in so doing to be a friend to Christ. Wherever the Salesians work, our mission is the same, but its expression changes to suit the particular context. So you will find Salesians in schools of all kinds, youth clubs, in homes for homeless or abandoned children; working with street children; missionaries; chaplains in schools, colleges and universities and in parish work. There are currently almost 16,000 members (priests and brothers) in the congregation, working in 131 countries around the world. Currently in the British Province there are 73 Salesians of Don Bosco based in 8 Communities.

 

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Bob Gardner | 24 September 2014

BI-CENTENARY MASS OF CELEBRATION

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Over 500 members of the Salesian Family and friends came to St George’s Cathedral, Southwark on Saturday 20th September to celebrate the Bi-Centenary of their founder and the patron saint of young people, St John Bosco.

 

The Holy Mass was led by Archbishop Peter Smith – concelebrating were Bishop Paul Hendricks, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, Bishop Howard Tripp, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, Bishop Chris Budd, Bishop Emeritus of Plymouth (a past-pupil of Salesian School, Chertsey), Fr Martin Coyle SDB, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Great Britain, and 30 priests, both local and farther...

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Bi-Centenary

Bi-Centenary

Paul Roffey | 27 February 2014

Bi-Centenary

To see the events that will be taking place to celebrate the Bi-Centenary then Click Here Pilgrim Experience - Battersea The last of the current series of Activation visits began at the Church of the Sacred Heart on the first of Mary Help of Christians. Over the weekend some 350 people started the Pilgrim Experience which will continue over the next few weeks. The series will conclude in the Autumn in Liverpool.

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