Making a Gift in your Will to Jesuit Refugee Service UK

Thank you for considering this way of sharing your love of Christ with the refugees we welcome at JRS. We hope that the information provided here will help you appreciate the value of legacies for our work with refugees and how to go about making a gift in your Will.

Make a new life possible

The Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organisation set up in 1980 by Fr. Pedro Arrupé SJ as a spiritual and practical response to the plight of refugees at that time. Sadly our mission to accompany, to serve and to plead the cause of refugees and forcibly displaced people is needed now more than ever.  As we look to the future, in a society where politics is increasingly hostile towards migrants, we want to ensure we are able to maintain our welcome to refugees for the long-term as they rebuild their lives.  We need you to help us.


JRS UK started when Bernard Elliott, a Jesuit Brother, who died in 2012, established a system of support for Vietnamese refugees. Bernard’s legacy was to show us how to respond to the person in front of us with friendship, generosity and kindness.

Since then volunteers and the staff of JRS have welcomed, supported and stood alongside vulnerable refugees who find themselves left destitute or detained by the asylum process. Our work in the UK alongside refugees through our day centre and detention visiting gives a lifeline of friendship and practical support to around 250 people each month.  But we couldn’t do anything without the generosity of our supporters and friends.  We want to be available week in week out, until a refugee is able to start their own new life in this country. Gifts in Wills help us to plan ahead, meet needs as they develop and support as many people as we can.

By remembering refugees through a gift in your Will, your values of love and care for your neighbour will live on. Contact us for a guide on how you can make this possible, thank you.

Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310

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