Saint Joseph's Missionary Society of Mill Hill

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Mill Hill Missionaries
Abbreviation MHM
Motto Amare et Servire
Formation August 15, 1866 (150 years ago) (1866-08-15)
Type Catholic religious society
Headquarters Maidenhead, England
Key people
Herbert Cardinal Vaughan, founder

Saint Joseph's Society for Foreign Missions, commonly called Mill Hill Missionaries, is a society of apostolic life of Catholic missionaries.


It was founded in 1866 by future cardinal Herbert Alfred Vaughan. In 1892, it branched to create the Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephites).

The society was formerly based at St Joseph's College at Mill Hill in north London, but the St Joseph's College site was closed in 2006.[1] Its present headquarters are at 6 Colby Gardens in Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7GZ.


In 2012, they had 28 houses and 571 members, including 357 priests.

Superiors general[edit]

  • Herbert Cardinal Vaughan (1868 - 19 June 1903), founder
  • Jac Hetsen, Netherlands (1 January 2000 – July 2005)
  • Anthony Chantry, England (UK) (July 2005 – 15 June 2015)
  • Michael Corcoran, Ireland (15 June 2015 – present)

Prelates from their ranks[edit]



  1. ^ Mill Hill Missionaries official website,; accessed 6 January 2016.

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