RepositoryJesuits in Britain Archives
Ref NoABSI/SJ/172
TitleFr Henry Waterhouse SJ (1903-1980)
LevelSub fonds
DescriptionThis collection contains personal papers, correspondence, and copy of a script for a musical.
Admin_HistoryBorn in Leeds on 2 December 1903, Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ received his education from Leeds Catholic College and later from Leeds University, where he studied a Bachelor of Arts degree and specialised in modern languages (English and French). Upon graduating from the university in 1924, he taught for a year at a local elementary school for boys, before entering the Society of Jesus on 7 September 1925. After finishing his Novitiate at Manresa and Theology studies at Heythrop, he was ordained on 9 September 1936, followed by a Tertianship in Münster, Germany.

Fr Waterhouse taught at the Corby School, Sunderland from 1938 to 1944. He took his Final Vows on 2 February 1943. Over the next decade he dedicated his time to pastoral work in industrial and working-class parishes, first as Minister in Manchester, then as Rector of the College in Liverpool and finally in Leigh, Lancashire. In 1958, he was appointed Principal of Plater College in Oxford, a position he held for four years, and Director of the Catholic Social Guild (CSG), whose executive committee was also the college’s governing body. Under his leadership, the college saw a successful relocation to the city of Oxford, expansion in student base and great improvement in the accommodation provision, and continued to support the organisation and running of the CSG’s annual summer schools.

Upon leaving Plater College in 1967, he spent two years conducting a sociological survey of the Province, before being appointed Minister of House and Parish Priest at St Aloysius’, Oxford. He spent his final years working in the parish of St Mary’s-on-the-Quay, Bristol. Fr Waterhouse died 14 July 1980 at Silverdale, Lancashire. His funeral was held at St Wilfrid's, Preston and his Requiem Mass at St Mary's, Bristol.
Related MaterialFor archives see:

LC/2/1/1/5/78 - Postscript to [Hector] Munro from [Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ]
LC/2/1/1/5/75 - Letter to the Liverpool Chief Constable from Fr Henry Waterhouse [SJ]
LC/2/1/5/10 - Letter to [R] Hughes from [Fr James Kingdon SJ]
LC/2/1/1/5/82 - Letter to Fr H[enry] Waterhouse SJ from Henry Hough, Liverpool City Engineer and Surveyor
LC/2/1/5/8 - Letter to Fr Rector [Henry Waterhouse SJ] from R Hughes
LC/2/1/1/5/79 - Letter to [Hector] Munro from [Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ]
LC/2/1/1/12 - Letter to Fr [Paul] Brassell [SJ] from Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ
LC/2/1/1/9/7 - Copy of letter to R. Stewart from [Fr] E[dward] W[arner SJ]
LC/2/1/5 -Correspondence: Dr Hughes Scholarship
LC/2/1/1/9/12 - Letter to [Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ] Rector of SFX from J. Howell Hughes
LC/2/1/3/3/27 - Letter to Dean Grace from [Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ]
LC/2/1/5/6 - Letter to Fr Rector [Henry Waterhouse SJ] from R Hughes
LC/2/1/3/3/21 -Letter to Fr [Henry] Waterhouse [SJ] from B[ernard] P[otter] of the Parish of the Sacred Heart
LC/2/1/3/3/31 - Letter to Fr [Henry] Waterhouse [SJ] from W. Grace
LC/2/1/3/3/30 - Note to Fr [Henry] Waterhouse [SJ] from [W] [G]race]
LC/2/1/3/3/28 - Letter to Fr [Henry] Waterhouse [SJ] from the House of Commons
SJ/100/2 - Letter from Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ to Fr Provincial Desmond Boyle SJ
LC/2/1/5/15 - Letter to Fr Rector [Henry Waterhouse SJ] from R Hughes
LC/2/1/5/9 - Letter to Fr Rector [Henry Waterhouse SJ] from R Hughes
LC/2/1/5/13 - Letter to Fr Rector [Henry Waterhouse SJ] from R Hughes
LC/2/1/3/3/12 - Copy of a letter to [Fr Provincial Edward Helsham SJ] from W. Grace
LC/2/1/3/3/29 - Letter to Fr Henry Waterhouse [SJ] from P. Radford of the Ministry of Education
LC/2/1/4/3 - Letter to Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ from the Catholic Education Council
LC/2/1/1/9 - Correspondence: alterations to SFX property at Woolton
LC/2/1/3/3/18 -Letter to Dean Grace from [Fr Henry Waterhouse SJ]
LC/2/1/3/3/17 -Letter to the Minister of Education from Fr Henry Waterhouse [SJ]
28/2/3/4 - Letters to Fr Leo O'Hea
Q/1 - Letter to R. Clarke re house consultors

For photographs see:

SJ/PH/1270 - 5 black and white photographs in clerical dress

For library see:

Waterhouse, Henry SJ – Citizens All. Outline Instructions of Pacem in Terris. Oxford, 1966
Waterhouse, Henry SJ – The Pilgrim Way. An introduction for the young (and not so young) to Gaudium Et Spes. CSG, oxford, 1966.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to archive material in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.

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