Jesuits in England

Jesuits have made a significant contribution to the Classical Liturgical Movement. Let us do justice to the foundational and pioneering work that many English Jesuits have undertaken. In the last one hundred and fifty years there have been three noteworthy contributors to this project.


Jesuits: Clifford Howell SJ

Fr Clifford Howell SJ  (1902-1981)

Fr Clifford Howell SJ made a lasting contribution to the liturgical music of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours.




Jesuits: Fr Edward Yarnold SJ

Fr Edward Yarnold SJ (1926 -2002) was Master of Campion Hall, Oxford

The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Christian Initiation, SPCK, London 1970

Cyril of Jerusalem, Routledge, London 2000.

“The Catechumenate for adults is to be restored: Patristic adaptation in the rite for the Christian Initiation of adults”, in Continuity and Change in Christian Worship, ed. R. N. Swanson (Studies in Church History 35), Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge 1999, 478-494.


Jesuits: Fr Kevin Donovan SJ

Fr Kevin Donovan SJ (1931 – 2008).
Fr Kevin had a French mother. He became Head of Pastoral Liturgy at Heythrop College, University of London.
Founder of the MA Pastoral Liturgy, University of London. Member of Universa Laus

These great English Jesuits made a deep and long-term contribution

© James Leachman, O.S.B.,  21 June 2010