Abridged Curriculum Vitae


Matthew was born in Cambridge, England in 1979, the eldest of three children to Peter and Jenny Charlesworth. His father held a position at a mining company and as a result the family moved to South Africa and settled in Gauteng in 1983. He remained in South Africa throughout his childhood, attending school at De La Salle Holy Cross College Primary, Selly Park Convent Primary and Christian Brothers' College (CBC) Pretoria, Mount Edmund before matriculating at St Stithians College in 1996. After a short Rotary Exchange Scholarship to Belgium, Matthew went to the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where he studied Information Systems at Rhodes University. After discerning his vocation he entered the Society of Jesus and has since been engaged in the traditional Jesuit Formation, studying Philosophy at the University of London's Heythrop College and Theology at Catholic University of Eastern Africa's Hekima College, and Regis College at the University of Toronto's Toronto School of Theology. He has also taught English, Mathematics and Computer Science in highschools in South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania. After ordination in 2016, he served his curacy at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg before re-joining the Jesuit Institute South Africa in 2018.

Work experience

May 2013 - Jun 2013Intern at Loyola Productions Inc. Los Angeles, California, United States of America
 May 2012-Jun 2012P/T Teacher at  Loyola High SchoolDar es Salaam, Tanzania
Sep 2009 - Aug 2011
Teacher at St Canisius College
Chikuni, Zambia
Jan 2007-Aug 2007
P/T Intern at Jesuit Institute - South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Jan 2007-Aug 2007 P/T Teacher at Dominican Convent School
Johannesburg, South Africa
 2002 - 2004
House Warden, Salisbury House
Grahamstown, South Africa
2003 - 2004
Senior Bursar (lecturing 2nd-4th year students), Rhodes University
Grahamstown, South Africa
Sub-Warden, Graham House
Grahamstown, South Africa
Tutor in Information Systems
Grahamstown, South Africa
 23 Jun 1997 - 18 Jul 1997
Vacation Work: Anglo Platinum Group
Johannesburg, South Africa
 1 Dec 1997 - 30 Jan 1998
Vacation Work: Anglo Platinum Group Johannesburg, South Africa
 8 Dec 1998 - 28 Jan 1999
Vacation Work: Anglo Platinum Group Johannesburg, South Africa

Volunteer Experience

20 Jan – 20 Mar 2006
 Volunteered at Milestone House, Waverley Care
 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
30 Jun – 6 Aug 2005
 Volunteered at Sunshine Holidays  Galway, Ireland
13 Apr – 20 May 2005
 Volunteered at L'Arche
 Dublin, Ireland


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