Farm St Church

The annual Farm St Church pilgrimage to Walsingham will be led again this year by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ. The programme includes visits to the Anglican and Catholic shrines, Mass and benediction, walking the holy mile and some free time. The coach will depart from 114 Mount St at 8.30am and return (via Victoria station) at 8.00pmCost is £35 to include the coach and lunch.  Payment by cash or cheque (payable to Farm St Church)You can book at the reception at 114 Mount St, email...
 Music, readings and prayer on 31st March. Piano music by Schubert, Bach/Busoni, and Liszt. Piano: Bobby Chen.
St Claude de la Colombiere SJ 1641-1682
There are more illustrious Jesuit saints than Claude de la Colombiere SJ, the gentle Frenchman who was the spiritual director and “perfect friend” of St Margaret Mary Alacoque, but Claude’s legacy is as valuable as any of theirs. Like Margaret Mary, he is forever associated with the devotion to the Heart of Christ while it is less well-known that, for several years, he lived and ministered in London at the royal Court of St. James in Westminster; and the suffering he endured there, in a context...
It was a full house for the annual Farm St Parish Charity Ball where 150 guests enjoyed dinner at the Lansdowne Club, followed by auction, raffle and dancing.  Fr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ spoke movingly about this year’s charitable cause: action against human trafficking.  Following the Vatican conference on human trafficking last April, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has pledged the help of the Diocese of Westminster in raising funds to combat what Pope Francis has called “ a crime against...
On Monday 2nd February we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. This commemorates the occasion when Mary and Joseph brought their new-born child to the Temple in Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord.  Not all mothers and fathers have been able to present their new-born child to the Lord in the way that Mary and Joseph could.  As we hold the story of Mary and Joseph before us, we also offer a way for those who have been touched by the loss of an unborn child to come together...
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On Sunday 1st February we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. This commemorates the occasion when Mary and Joseph brought their new-born child to the Temple in Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord.  On this day we bless the candles which are to be used in the church during the coming year, the “Light which has come into the world” radiates around us. We begin to welcome the lengthening days which herald the end of winter.For several years now Farm Street Church has also marked this...
As a young philosophy student in Innsbruck, Austria, in the late 1960s, I went through a period of quite strong anti-Catholic, anti-religion sentiment.  My thoughts were rather confused about God and our place in the universe.  But some time in my second year, I realised that philosophy wasn't going to give me the answer to anything.  In Munich I found a church called the Church of the Burgersaal; in that church is a crypt, and in the crypt there is a tomb, and in the tomb lies a...
The Jesuits in Britain are supporting the victims of human trafficking by donating funds raised at Christmas and Easter. The collections at Farm Street Church will go towards the appeal to support victims of Human Trafficking, the Bakhita House Project, and the work of other charities, including the Jesuit Refugee Service, to support victims and to help with the prevention of this form of modern slavery. The parish’s decision comes in response to a request by Cardinal Vincent Nichols over...
An Irishman who converted to Catholicism at Farm Street Church in London and went on to become a Jesuit has been recognised by Pope Francis. The Pope has declared that Fr John Sullivan SJ “lived a life of heroic virtue”, the stage before beatification on the road to canonisation.John Sullivan (pictured) was born in Dublin in 1861, the son of the future Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Sir Edward Sullivan, a Protestant, and Lady Bessie Josephine Sullivan, who was a Catholic. Having...
Zerene Haddad of JRS Syria and Fr Dominic Robinson at a food bank in Lebanon
“Why don’t you come out to Lebanon to see where the money is going?”.  So suggested Zerene Haddad, the dynamic young regional co-ordinator of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the Middle East.  Zerene was visiting London in July and called in at Farm Street, the Jesuit parish and centre in the heart of London, to see how our Aid for Syria appeal was going. The Farm Street Aid for Syria project began in April with three aims.  Firstly, to pray for peace and reconciliation...

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