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

New Salesian Cooperators

New Salesian Cooperators

On Saturday 21st May 2022, the Salesian Cooperators welcomed 3 new members. Lilly...

Posted: 23rd May 2022

Sunday Reflection - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday Reflection - Sixth Sunday of Easter

As we continue the beautiful priestly prayer of Jesus, today we focus on something...

Posted: 21st May 2022

I hope you Dance

I hope you Dance

I suspect most of you are far too young to remember the school disco when we were...

Posted: 19th May 2022

Latest Resources

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...

Stations of the Resurrection - Via Lucis

Stations of the Resurrection - Via Lucis

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, has written a series of reflections based on 14 stations of the Resurrection. The reflections are accompanied with Scripture,...

Justice & Peace Newsletter - April 2022

Justice & Peace Newsletter - April 2022

This month, Fr Marco Villani SDB, reflects on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and looking towards the work of CAFOD.

What's On

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25th May 2022

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30.

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29th May 2022

7th Sunday of Easter- Mass with Thornleigh

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 11am

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29th May 2022

7th Sunday of Easter - Year C - Adoration with the Thornleigh Community

Join the Thornleigh Community for Adoration at 6pm

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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

Light your candle and leave us your prayer requests in detail, or with just a name.

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.