Fr Dominic Robinson SJ

Dominic Robinson SJ, parish priest at Farm Street Church, writes about the importance of #RedWednesdayOver the last five years, November has been a special month for Aid to the Church in Need (https://acnuk.org/) and their #RedWednesday campaign has been hugely successful in drawing attention to the persecution of Christians and the general issue of religious freedom. It’s now a global initiative and I would ask everyone to make this year’s #RedWednesday on 25 November a campaign day that can...
Fr Dominic interviewed by Newsnight during the first lockdown
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, the chair of the Justice and Peace Commission In Westminster Diocese, explained to The Tablet the important role played by faith groups in tackling homelessness this winter: “As the cold weather looms the needs are getting more serious, with increasing numbers on the poverty line.” He reported that Westminster City Council wants to work with faith groups, “and this is a time to work together”. Joint initiatives planned at his Farm Street parish include mental health...
All through November, Radio Maria England’s programme, Padre’s Hour, will be focusing on the work of Aid to the Church in Need in the lead up to #RedWednesday on 25 November when people are asked to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and all who suffer for their peacefully held beliefs.Among those interviewed are Fr Dominic Robinson, the Parish Priest of Farm Street Church of the Immaculate Conception who is also the Ecclesiastical Assistant or Chaplain to ACN UK.Padre’s Hour is...
Fr Dominic interviewed by Newsnight during the first lockdown
In this special report, BBC2's Newsnight heard from Fr Dominic Robinson of Farm Street Church talk about the crisis facing unemployed and homeless people after the pandemic.Speaking from the Central London Catholic Churches’ refreshment hub in Trafalgar Square, Fr Dominic said: "We are seeing more and more people who have lost their jobs in all sorts of places, a lot from the hospitality sector. This is a crisis that isn't going to go away."Sarah Teather, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service...
Religious in England and Wales have been asked to offer space in their buildings to vulnerable people who face street homelessness as the emergency housing scheme put in place for the pandemic draws to a close.Hundreds of vulnerable people will urgently need accommodation by the end of July, when the hotels and hostels currently housing street homeless people reopen for business.Some 5,400 people who were housed in emergency accommodation for the three-month lockdown now face being made...
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ was interviewed by BBC London News about the reopening of Farm Street Church and the effect the increased congestion charge could have on attendance and church life For weeks Mass has looked very different at Farm Street Church in central London. During the pandemic it’s been streamed online. Soon the congregation will be allowed back but Fr Dominic is worried that the congestion charge means that some won’t return. Fr Dominic said: “Just about all of our congregation, 1...
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Catholic groups have lobbied the Government in a bid to ensure that around 5,400 homeless people who have been housed in emergency pandemic accommodation for three months do not return to rough sleeping.The groups are calling for adequate resources made available to keep them off the streets post-pandemic. Also, they are urging the Government to revise its exclusion of vulnerable groups, to help for example the many migrants who have no recourse to public funds.“We are working with local...
A virtual Mass for persecuted Christians, celebrated by Aid to the Church in Need’s Ecclesiastical Assistant, Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 13th May) at 10am.May 13th is the Feast Day of our Lady of Fatima, to whom Aid to the Church in Need is consecrated, and so the charity felt this was the perfect day to celebrate Mass with all their staff and benefactors, remembering and standing in solidarity with all persecuted Christians around the world.If you would like to...
On Palm Sunday, Dr Theodora Hawksley of the London Jesuit Centre at Farm Street, London will reflect on the way that the faithful accompany Jesus spiritually, as Jesus accompanies Christians when facing times of trial, suffering and bereavement.Leading the service is Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, parish priest at Farm Street. The service will mark the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, ahead of his trial and crucifixion less than a week later. Passiontide music will include contributions from...
Yasko Kurahachi, President of Farm Street Church’s ‘St Vincent de Paul Society’, has won an award for her work helping the homeless in the Mayfair parish. Contrary to the clichés about Mayfair, homelessness has significantly increased in recent months. In September last year, police were called in to clear an encampment of Romanian and Bulgarian homeless on Park Lane known locally as ‘tent city’.Yasko has been a volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society soup run, based at Farm Street Church...

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