Farm Street Church

Fresque, Visitation
Tomorrow (Wednesday 9 November) is a big day in the calendar of Farm Street Church.  To conclude the Jubilee Year of Mercy the parish is welcoming the relics of the Jesuit Saint Claude La Colombière SJ (formerly of the parish) and St Margaret Mary Alacoque as part of a Sacred Heart of Mercy Mission to London organised by the Emmanuel Community of Paray-le-Monial in France. “We welcome this Sacred Heart of Mercy Mission and these holy relics as an opportunity for the renewal of...
What hope for the church in Syria?
Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart of the Melkite Archdiocese of Aleppo will speak on the subject 'What hope for Syria?' in Farm Street Church Hall.  All welcome.  No charge.The talk, in cooperation with the Aid to the Church in Need UK and Aid to Eastern Christians (L’Oeuvre d’Orient), will address the real issues regarding the future of Syria's Christian community. With half of Syria’s population displaced and more than 400,000 people killed due to...
The Jesuits' stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Ireland
Several British Jesuits have been among the 1,700 exhibitors at the National Ploughing Championships that have been taking place near Tullamore, in County Offaly (Ireland) this week. Records were broken on the first day of the event, with more than 100,000 visitors coming through the gates.The display set up by the Jesuits in Ireland has been among hundreds of trade stands at this annual ploughing occasion that was last held in Tullamore nine years ago. Hundreds of acres have been ploughed by...
The Young Adult Mass at Farm Street Church
Mount Street Jesuit Centre in central London welcomes a new Director this month. Fr Christopher Pedley SJ will be taking over from Fr Paul O’Reilly SJ who has led the team adjacent to Farm Street Church since the Centre began more than ten years ago. And its Young Adult Ministry has been described as one of the ‘gems’ in the Archdiocese of Westminster’s initiatives for young Catholics in the region, as it launches its programme for the new academic year.Underpinned by...
Fr Tony Nye SJ marries Johannes and Ekaterina in Aigen, Austria: Bunte
When Johannes, who comes from an aristocratic Austrian family, and his fiancée Ekaterina - originally from Moscow – decided to get married, they were living and working in London. They naturally turned to their local Catholic church – the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, London – to prepare them for their marriage and their lives ahead, and struck up a friendship with Jesuit priest, Fr Anthony Nye SJ.However, Johannes and Ekaterina wanted to be married in...
Pope Francis greets Patriarch Aphrem at the Vatican, June 2015: Eldhorajan92/Wikimedia Commons
A London Jesuit who will be walking the ‘Camino Ignaciano’ (or Ignatian Way) in Spain later this month with parishioners from Farm Street Church has echoed the warning by a senior Orthodox Church leader that Christianity is in danger of disappearing across entire countries in the Middle East. Fr Dominic Robinson SJ will be one of the group helping to raise funds for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) projects in northern Iraq, and the Jesuit Refugee Service UK, as they undertake the...
Reliquary of St Margaret Mary
Farm Street Church will welcome  the relics of St Claude La Colombiere SJ and St Margaret Mary to London with a solemn Mass to be celebrated by Bishop John Wilson at 6pm on Wednesday 9th November.  The visit, which runs from 9th-13th November, will include street processions and Masses at Our Lady of Victories Kensington, St Patricks Soho Square and Tyburn Convent.   Further details will be published in due course.St Claude, who died in 1682 aged 41, is considered a local...
Farm Street Camino
For the past few years, Farm Street Church parishioners have become pilgrims to raise money for worthy causes. Unlike most pilgrims of the ‘Camino’ who walk along the northern part of Spain aiming for Santiago, these spiritual walkers will walk the ‘Camino Ignaciano’ (the Ignatian Camino or Ignatian Way), following the route that St Ignatius himself walked hundreds of years ago, from the Shrine of St Peter Claver in Verdù across Catalunya to the Abbey of Montserrat and...
Farm Street Church Orlando Massacre Mass
Special prayers were said for the victims, loved ones, and families of the 12 June Orlando massacre, at the evening Mass at Farm Street in Mayfair on Sunday - marking the end of Pride weekend. Music was provided by the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir. There was an exhibition of photographs of the 49 young people who lost their lives.Father Tony Nye SJ gave the following homily, reflecting on Sunday's readings:(1 Kings 19: 16, 19-21; Galatians 5: 1, 13-18; Luke 9: 51-62)“My grandmother...
Faith Matters Question Time, Farm Street Church
Farm Street Church in Mayfair, central London, was packed last night for a debate entitled: 'Faith Matters Question Time - A Christian response to the EU Referendum', chaired by Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of Saint James Church, Piccadilly. The three Catholic speakers were Dr Frank Turner SJ, Fellow in Political Theology, Campion Hall, Oxford; Jimmy Burns, author and journalist; Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North West Somerset. Each had a few minutes to state their case,...

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