Introduction to the community
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist is the oldest of the Anglican orders for men, founded at Cowley in Oxford in 1866 by Father Richard Meux Benson. From it grew the North American Congregation and we were also involved in the founding of several other Communities around the world both for men and women. SSJE worked as a Missionary Order in several countries, most notably India and South Africa. In 2012 the English Congregation closed its last House in London and went into retirement where they continue to live out their vows.
Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS
Serenhedd James, The Cowley Fathers: A History of the English Congregation of the Society of St John the Evangelist, Canterbury Press Norwich, London, 2019
Third Order, Fellowship, Associates
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Brother James Simon
21 Jun 2018 – Father Peter Palmer, aged 90, professed 60 years
16 Dec 2019 – Father Peter Huckle, aged 73, professed 19 years, Superior 2002-2019