The Salesians of Don Bosco UK

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Salesian Province of Great Britain, a site incorporating the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) and the various groups within the Salesian Family. My hope is that this site will become the first port of call, not simply for Salesian news, but for those who are interested in deepening their personal spirituality and knowledge of Don Bosco.
Two hundred years after his birth, his mission to encourage his Salesians to be young with the young, and to form them as good Christians and honest citizens, able to contribute to the building up of the Church and of society, is as relevant as it ever has been.
Fr Gerry Briody SDB, Provincial

After being postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Flame is coming back to Wembley Arena!

Guvna B will be headlining the day, with Robert Bilott and Adeniké also featuring during the day.

Tickets are on sale now for Flame 2023 and takes place on Saturday 4th March 2023.

If you would like to go to Flame 2023 with the Salesians, then contact Fr Bob Gardner SDB.

Latest News

Read the latest news from our Salesian province below, or click here to visit our news page

Radical Hospitality

Radical Hospitality

St Benedict, one of the patrons of Europe was a man who grew up in material wealth,...

Posted: 10th August 2022

Happy Memories of Summer

Happy Memories of Summer

As we enjoy the delights that a Western summer can bring us, we can certainly enjoy...

Posted: 9th August 2022

Sunday Reflection - 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday Reflection - 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

As a nation, I think it is fair to say that the life and death of Dame Deborah James...

Posted: 6th August 2022

Latest Resources

Justice & Peace Newsletter - July 2022

Justice & Peace Newsletter - July 2022

This Month, Fr Marco Villani SDB, puts Mental Health into focus, and asks us to pray that we can listen to each other more actively

Justice and Peace - June 2022

Justice and Peace - June 2022

In this edition, Fr Marco Villani SDB, highlights the issue of Human and Religious rights in countries of the Commonwealth

Justice & Peace Newsletter - May 2022

Justice & Peace Newsletter - May 2022

This month's Justice and Peace Newsletter from Fr Marco Villani SDB, looks at what makes us Christian, and looking at the charity of a past pupil/deputy...

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16th August 2022

Don Bosco's Birthday

Today marks the celebration of the 207th Anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco

25th August 2022

Feast of Blessed Maria Troncatti

Today is the feast day of Blessed Maria Troncatti.

Troncatti was born in Corteno Golgi, in... Read More »

26th August 2022

Feast of Blessed Ceferino Namuncura

Today is the feast day of Blessed Ceferino Namuncura.

Namuncurá was born on 26 August... Read More »

Who is St John Bosco

St John Bosco is remembered as a man who dedicated his life to the service of abandoned young people. Over 150 years ago he challenged the way young people were treated in the desperate poverty that existed at that time in the city of Turin, Italy.

John Bosco created an order in the Catholic Church, called the Salesians. They were founded in the poverty of a city we consider to be one of the most prosperous in the world today.

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Light a Candle

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Don Bosco Publications

Don Bosco Publications is a small publishing house operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco UK. Our growing catalogue includes books on Salesian spirituality, biographies of saints, prayer books, handbooks for chaplains and teachers, Gospel commentaries, and a range of books for children. We also stock religious medals, keyrings and prayer cards.

We publish Don Bosco Today, a free magazine issued three times a year to subscribers, and available to read on our website.

Salesian Books

Don Bosco speaks to:


Give timely advice. A fatherly word in private is worth much more than reproach.


Sweeten correction with comfort. Correction at times brings about anxiety and fear. A word of comfort can easily offset this. A person who forgets and helps the culprit to forget is a true educator.

Young People

It is a mistake to skirt difficulties or to skip what you don't understand and go on to something else. Tackle the obstacle until you have overcome it.


You must behave so as to edify all who see you; you must try to help others not only by advice but mostly by example.