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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 69 Salesians of Don Bosco based in 8 Communities.

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Clare Lewis | 26 May 2016

New book coming soon!

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This new book evolved from the reflections of one religious during the Year of Consecrated Life, inaugurated by Pope Francis in November 2014.


Fr Michael Cunningham SDB leads us though the development of consecrated life from its earliest foundations to its challenges in a turbulent and rapidly changing present, and outlines his hopes for its future.


In times when a significant proportion of consecrated men and women have retired from active ministry, and fewer vocations means others are handing on their front-line roles in education, health or social care to lay colleagues, Fr...

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Celebrating Mary Help of Christians in Battersea

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Clare Lewis | 25 May 2016

Celebrating Mary Help of Christians in B…

On May 24th the Battersea community invited salesian family and friends to celebrate the great feast of Mary Help of Christians in our new community house. Br Ste started the evening with a simple prayer service recognising Mary as the mother of the church and helper of us all. Fr Tom gave us a reflective goodnight thought then we relaxed together with food and drink sharing stories and memories of events past and looking forward to events to come. During prayer we paused to remember Sr Cecily who returned home to the Father earlier in the day. We were also honoured to...

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