Fr Mateusz Konopinski SJ

The project, which has been running for many years, evolved from the start of the Covid pandemic into a weekday lunch service for up to 100 homeless people, many of whom are Polish immigrants and others who have “fallen through the aid cracks” without any regular means of support. The project, which relies on donations from Caritas Westminster, from the Lottery Fund, from the Felix Project and from other organisations, as well as direct support from St. Ignatius Parish, is run under the...
Fr Mateusz Konopinski SJ was delighted to start welcoming the parishioners of St Ignatius, Stamford Hill back to the church when the building re-opened, but he realised that the community had been growing and thriving even while its members were kept apart. Now is the time for us to gather our collective learning from lockdown. As people come back to Sunday Mass and enjoy being together again physically, I can see that we were still very much a community even during lockdown, albeit spread...