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Let us cultivate the art of listening and accompaniment




Continuing our preparation for the feast of St John Bosco, in which nine Salesian Cooperators from across the Province share their personal reflection on the Rector Major's Strenna 2018 and their vocation, this reflection from a Chertsey Cooperator focuses on the importance of listening.



As we approach the feast of St John Bosco, we will hear from a number of Salesian Cooperators from across the Province who will share a personal reflection on the Rector Major’s Strenna 2018 and their vocation.

Salesian Cooperators were set up by Don Bosco himself; they are part of the worldwide Salesian family. Serving God in the young and the poor. They are lay people living their vocation according to their own circumstances in life.




Sue Cooper, a Cooperator living in Wokingham, Berkshire, reflects on how she is challenged and inspired by the Rector Major’s Strenna.

Friday, 19 January 2018 19:10

Our Liberian Missionaries "wee get-together"

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Fr Joe, Fr Brian, Fr Harry and Br Donald

By Br Donald MacDonald SDB 


Our four Liberian missionaries had a “wee get together” recently in St Joseph’s Bolton, January 2018.

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Bernard with the Rector Major


Shrigley Old Boy, Bernard O'Neill, is in Turin for the 36th Salesian Family Spirituality Days, and when he arrived at Turin Airport on Thursday, he discovered all he had to say was "Don Bosco, Salesiano" for his taxi driver to get him just where he needed to be!

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Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB, from St John Bosco College, Battersea, writes about a very special event at the college

To mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Sean Devereux, his mother, Maureen Devereux, was invited to speak to all the sixth formers at SJBC. Mrs Devereux's down to earth but warm presentation of the life of her son and what drove him was inspiring to say the least. The sixth formers were completely engrossed by her talk, the video clips of his life and recollections of those who knew him.



In Bolton, staff and Salesians gathered at St Joseph's to say thank you and farewell to Sylvia Hartshorn, who retired this week.

Friday, 12 January 2018 14:07

New building at Chertsey named for Sean Devereux

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On Friday 12th January 2018, Salesian School Chertsey dedicated and blessed its new Devereux building in memory of Sean Devereux, who was a former PE teacher at Salesian. Sean was killed while working for the UN in Somalia 25 years ago this month.

Fr John Dickson SBD, Chair of Governors, said: "Our new 12 classroom building allows us to accommodate the growing numbers of students attending our school.


Billy receives his certificate from Sharon Wilkie Jones


In recognition of his help for homeless people in Bolton, Billy Higham, a Year 7 student at Thornleigh Salesian College, has received the Community Champion Certificate from SHARE, (Students Homelessness Awareness Raising Enterprise) an initiative set up by Bolton Sixth Form College, aiming to improve literacy skills and raise awareness of homelessness through creativity.

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The Salesian Youth Ministry team send their New Year greetings, and give us a peep at some of the events they are planning for this year. 


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Friday, 05 January 2018 17:27

Plans for 2018 from Salesian Youth Ministry!

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Salesian Youth Ministry wishes you all a very happy New Year!


Watch out in the coming term for information on:


  • Mass for the feast of Don Bosco in Manchester, Hidden Gem. Also other locations will be advertised.
  • Evening in Bootle, Liverpool for those in the North
  • Youth Ministry weekend at Savio 10/11th March
  • Easter Retreat at Savio 29th March - 1st April
  • Announcements for summer pilgrimage to Italy


Have a happy start to 2018!




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