Farm Street

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...
On Palm Sunday 2005, in one of his last public appearances, St John Paul II addressed his beloved young people gathered to celebrate International World Youth Day.  He invited them to respond to a very high calling, namely to joyfully embrace the cross.  “Dear young people”, he said, “I realize more and more how providential and prophetic it was that this very day, Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord, should have become your Day. This feast possesses a special grace, that of joy...
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In order to find the answer to a recent enquiry the archive team has been occupied with looking through the various log books for the Farm Street community. The earliest log book dates to 1859, at which point the community lived at Hill Street before moving to Mount Street in 1868, and the latest to 1988. There are 9 volumes in total.It may be prudent to share this explanation of the title ‘Minister’:‘Father Minister’ was, of course, a title, not a name. The minister is...
Farm Street Charity pilgrimage in the steps of St IgnatiusThe Church of the Immaculate Conception at Farm St, always known as Farm St Church, is identified as the “mothership” of the Jesuits in Britain. The residence here is home to fourteen Jesuits, it houses six of our apostolic projects, as well as the head office or Curia.The central London church was founded by the Jesuits in 1849. The parish is very active in the world, and strives to embody the call of St Ignatius to live a...
As we approach Holy Week and Easter, our thoughts once again are naturally turned towards that part of the world where the great events of our Christian faith took place: the Holy Land.  The lands of the Bible.  And as we hear the story of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, his death and resurrection, we cannot but be conscious of the human tragedies being played out today in the region.  A region torn apart by conflict and war, the evil of terrorism, and so also a new exodus of...
Listening to the human voiceHeythrop College presents an immersive experience intertwining and choral music by vocal ensembles The Marian Consort & Cappella Romana alongside philosophical discourse, to ponder how silence acts as a spiritual and epistemic space to enable action and change. The event will run as three segments presented by Prof Johannes Hoff, Dr Ahmad Achtar and Dr Tony Carroll. They will explore the notion of how the humanities bring to light the ‘silenced’ parts...
Joseph Mathew SJ who has been serving as deacon at Farm Street Church in London was ordained to the priesthood last Friday, the feast of the Assumption. He is pictured here in his Syro-Malankaran robes, following his ordination.Fr Joseph was ordained at St Mary's Malakara Catholic Church, Vakayar, India, with Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Head of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, presiding. He celebrated his first Mass in the same church on Sunday morning, in the presence of Most Rev...
Jesuit parishes and other communities in London are campaigning to improve the care system for the vulnerable in society, by taking their case to Westminster Council. They will be joining London Citizens on Tuesday 6 May 2014 to challenge the Conservative leader of the Council – Cllr Philippa Roe – and the leader of the Labour Group – Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg – to respond to their proposals for a joined-up and person-focused system of health and social care, and a living...
The first Faith Matters Question Time will take place at Farm Street Church Hall in central London on Wednesday 4 June 2014. It will be an opportunity for members of the public to hear an invited panel engage in debate and answer questions on matters of faith and life today. The topic for the first Faith Matters Question Time will be Pope Francis’ Vision for the Catholic Church – what does it mean for us? and the speakers will be:Baron (Maurice) Glasman, an English academic,...

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