Farm Street

Fr Dominic Robinson SJ meeting the faithful in North Iraq
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ has just returned from a packed week in the Middle East, as part of a delegation formed by members of Aid to the Church in Need and representatives of the Bishops’ Conference in England and Wales.The trip has been organised to show solidarity with the Christian community in North Iraq and to see the situation on the ground for what regards the reconstruction of towns and villages destroyed by Daesh. The hope is that the Bishops’ Conference will raise awareness of the...
Solemn sung mass and blessing by Archbishop Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, followed by presentations in the church by the sculptor Timothy Schmalz, joining us from Canada especially for the occasion, George O’Neill, CEO of Cardinal Hume Centre, and Sarah Teather, Director of JRS UK.Light refreshments will be offered in the Hall. All are welcome to this special evening to raise awareness of homeless issues in our city.
This challenging statue by Timothy Schmalz depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. His face and hands are obscured by a blanket, but crucifixion wounds on his feet reveal his identity.  The statue, which has been described as a visual translation of Jesus’ admonition  “as you did it to one of the least of my brothers, so you did it to me,” can now be found in Farm Street Jesuit Church.The statue is located inside the church before the altar in the side chapel of...
On Sunday 7th October, the church of the Immaculate Conception welcomed Bishop Nicholas Hudson for the formal induction of Fr Dominic Robinson SJ as the new parish priest.Fr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ, who preceded Fr Dominic in his role at Farm Street, has now moved to become parish priest at St Ignatius, Stamford Hill.Civic and ecumenical representatives attended the mass, among whom there were the Mayor of Westminster, Canon Lucy Winckley, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and sisters...
Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community, has just returned from the World Meeting of Families in Ireland where he gave a presentation with Farm St Church parishioners Nick O’Shea and Sherwyn Sicat (via video) which described how the LGBT+ Westminster community were welcomed to Farm Street parish, and have since contributed to the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral life of the Church.They discussed the practical steps that made this journey possible and the positive...
Peter Edmonds SJ Stories and Portraits
Why do we have more than one Gospel? Wouldn’t it have been better just to have a single ‘authorised life’ of Jesus of Nazareth, offering all the facts and only the facts?In recent decades, biblical scholars have become more aware of the value of having multiple accounts. Each evangelist approaches Jesus from a different direction, bringing both his own questions, and those of the community to which he belongs. In reading his Gospel, we, too, are invited to bring our own questions and...
A wide-ranging discussion entitled 'The Crisis in Syria - What Next?' took place at the latest Faith Matters Question Time at Farm Street, Mayfair on 28 June.The panel consisted of journalist Melanie McDonagh who writes for the Evening Standard and the Tablet; Revd Nadim Nassar, the only Syrian priest in the Church of England, and director of the Awareness Foundation; John Pontifex, Head of Press at Aid to the Church in Need, who has visited Syria and Iraq many times, and Fr Martin Newell, CP,...
On the last Saturday of May there is a Parish pilgrimage to Walsingham in Norfolk, the national shrine of Our Lady, led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ. This begins at the Anglican Shrine and finishes with the pilgrim walk along the Holy Mile to the Slipper Chapel for Mass. Transport via Coach is arranged between Farm Street and Walsingham and lunch is also provided.PROGRAMMEDeparting from 114 Mount Street, London WIK 3AH at 8.30amReturning there via Victoria Station at approx 8.00pmDAY...
Young man praying at Farm st church, london
Landings, the programme for returning Catholics whose UK base is here at Farm Street, is starting a new year, and also a new chapter.  First of all, our team would like to thank the parishioners of Farm Street sincerely for the opportunity to speak about the Programme at Masses two Sundays ago.  And for the very generous funds raised, which have now reached £2,417-51.  Very many thanks for your generosity and interest in the programme. But Landings is not about programmes,...
Lifted hands in praise
For the next twenty Sundays, we hear the voice of Matthew in our Sunday gospels. From the earliest days of Christianity, this gospel has been the one most quoted by the Fathers of the church and most used in her liturgy. One reason for this is the abundance of the teaching of Jesus that it includes: Matthew is surely a scribe “trained for the kingdom of heaven who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Matthew 13:51). He is the evangelist who offers us the most elevated...

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