RepositoryJesuits in Britain Archives
Ref NoABSI/SJ/155
TitleFr Thomas Greenwood SJ (1908-1980)
LevelSub fonds
DescriptionThis collection contains baptism and birth certificates.
Admin_HistoryFr Thomas Greenwood SJ was born on 17 April 1908 in Accrington, England. The son of a printer, he attended college in Preston, where he excelled in sport and was made head boy. He became fluent in French, entered the Society of Jesus as a Novitiate on 7 September 1927, later studied in Laval and then received his BA Honours degree in London in 1932.

On 12 July 1940, in the midst of the Second World War, Fr Greenwood was ordained. During the summer of 1941 he worked at St Francis Xavier College, which was still reeling from the Liverpool blitz in May of that year. Next he took on a position as a schoolmaster in Leeds, then Stonyhurst. After the war ended in 1945, he completed his Tertianship at St Beuno’s in North Wales and returned to SFX for three years.

In 1949, Fr Greenwood was appointed to St Aloysius’ in Glasgow, where he served for the rest of his life. He was the principal teacher of languages there, and arranged trips to France for the students during vacations. After he retired from teaching due to ill health, he became St Aloysius’ House Treasurer. Fr Greenwood died on 31 October 1980.
Related MaterialSJ/PH/517 Photographs of Fr Thomas Greenwood SJ.

49/14/6 Possibly notes for sermon given at Greenwood's funeral

His obituary appears in Letters and Notices vol 84 pp303-310.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to archive material in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.
DS/UK/491Greenwood; Thomas (1908-1980); Jesuit Priest1908-1980

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