About Us

Founder Members of the CSJ

Founder Members of the CSJ

 

The Confraternity of Saint James was founded in London by a group of six people in 1983 to bring together those interested in the medieval pilgrim routes through Spain and France to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela, and in the associated rich heritage of art, architecture, history, music and faith.

 

Bookshop and Meeting Area in the CSJ Library

Bookshop and Meeting Area in the CSJ Library

 

The CSJ has an office, bookshop and library in central London close to Blackfriars Bridge, open to the public at various set times or by appointment.

Please see Contact Us for details of how to find the office and opening times.

 

 

 

The CSJ currently has around 2000 members and is almost entirely run by volunteers, with only four part-time paid staff.  As at December 2016 the CSJ is headed by 11 Charity Trustees/Company Directors and the General Manager.  There are many more members who generously volunteer their time and expertise to help run the CSJ, assist new members with information and planning, look after our pilgrim hostels and work as hospitaleros.

CSJ membership is open to all who are interested in the Camino de Santiago whether active pilgrims or more broadly interested in our aims and activities.  If you would like to volunteer at the CSJ please see here for the type of help we need.

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