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Our Jesuit chaplains and lay chaplains, assisted by a chaplaincy team of teachers from across the Stonyhurst community, aim to help every member of the College community to grow in faith and to be ‘men and women for others’.

  • Father John Twist SJ

    Joined Stonyhurst 2006

    Fr Twist has extensive experience in the community, having worked in many parishes, including in Wimbledon, Stamford Hill, Manchester, Leeds and, most recently, Glasgow.  He was university chaplain in Leeds for four years, spent a year in India and undertook a course in Israel before joining us at Stonyhurst.

    Fr Twist’s chaplaincy work here includes saying Mass, helping with retreats, organising Confirmations, arranging pilgrimages, taking part in the annual Childrens’ Week, and generally being available to pupils and staff.  When he’s not undertaking chaplaincy duties, his interests include reading, hiking and keeping in touch with a great variety of people.

  • Miss Sarah Young

    Lay Chaplain
    Joined Stonyhurst 2006

    Formerly a teacher and Head of Religious Education at a Catholic High School, Miss Young has also spent time overseas as a Lay Missionary in the Philippines and was Lay Mission Co-ordinator for the Columban Missionary Society in the UK.

    Having worked with young people on many retreats and trained as a Spiritual Director in the Ignatian tradition, Miss Young now co-ordinates Stonyhurst’s full retreat programme and Ignatian formation for staff, promotes ways of putting faith into action and supports students, staff and parents in spiritual matters.

  • Mr Paul Warrilow

    Lay Chaplain
    Joined Stonyhurst 1983

    Mr Warrilow has been our religious studies teacher for more than thirty years and has been Deputy Playroom Master for Syntax Playroom since 1994. He has also held responsiblities as Head of Faith Development (1994-1999), Head of the RS Department (1999-2013), Lower Grammar Playroom Master (1987 – 1994).  In his role as lay chaplain, Mr Warrilow assists Miss Young and Father Twist on a part-time basis.