Farm St Church

Fr Knott at Barlborough Hall
A Memorial Mass for Fr Peter Knott SJ will be held at Farm Street Church.All those who remember him will be most welcome, particularly former and current pupils, parents and teachers at Barlborough Hall and Mount St Mary’s College. RSVP for catering purposes to farmstreet@rcdow.org.uk by 15/11/17 
Harsh Wind
A solo exhibition by Marguerite HornerWhat is it we all cry out for when we are faced with trauma?Marguerite Horner pondered this when visiting the first Calais Jungle around Christmas 2014 with a group gathered together by the Comboni nuns. They were going there on a humanitarian mission bringing donated clothes and food.At the time the jungle was hardly known and few people were daring to visit, they went into the jungle wearing two coats so that they were able take one off and give it away...
Harsh Wind
A solo exhibition by Marguerite HornerWhat is it we all cry out for when we are faced with trauma?Marguerite Horner pondered this when visiting the first Calais Jungle around Christmas 2014 with a group gathered together by the Comboni nuns. They were going there on a humanitarian mission bringing donated clothes and food.At the time the jungle was hardly known and few people were daring to visit, they went into the jungle wearing two coats so that they were able take one off and give it away...
Fr Beattie and Fr Cameron-Mowat
The Feast of St Ignatius was celebrated at Farm Street Church yesterday in an extra special way, as this year’s feast also marked the 25th jubilee of ordination of the parish priest Fr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ.  Also celebrating significant jubilees were Fr John Moffatt SJ, who was ordained with Fr Andrew at Clifton Cathedral in 1992, and Fr Michael Beattie SJ, former Farm St parish priest, celebrating the 50th jubilee of ordination.  Br James Hodkinson SJ of the Mount Street Jesuit...
All alumni and friends of the Jesuits are welcome to this special feast day mass with light refreshments afterwards.  The celebrant will be Fr Michael Beattie SJ who celebrates 50 years in the priesthood this year.
Felicity Anne Croft, Fr Dominic and Br James at the shrine of John Sullivan SJ
Report by Dominic Robinson SJIt was a wonderful joy and privilege to be at St Francis Xavier, Gardiner St, the Jesuit  church in the centre of Dublin last Saturday to see Fr John Sullivan  SJ, who died in 1933, declared ‘blessed’ by Pope Francis.  I was there representing Farm Street along with Br James Hodkinson SJ of the Mount Street Jesuit Community and Miss Felicity Ann Croft from the Parish.  The term ‘blessed’ means that a man or woman is considered to be truly holy...
Lord Hattersley
Lord Hattersley was at Farm Street church hall on Wednesday evening to talk about his latest book The Catholics – The Church and its people in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the present day.Although an atheist Lord Hattersley has had a long fascination with religion and has written books about both John Wesley and the Salvation Army.  He discovered at the age of 40 that his father had been a Catholic priest before his marriage, and realised that the “detached admiration” he...
The BBC World Service is going to broadcast a programme in its 'Heart and Soul' strand on Fr Paolo Dell’Oglio SJ, who was kidnapped in Syria in July 2013.The programme is part of a series, called 'The Dilemma - The Right Thing' exploring the remarkable life-decisions made by individuals, despite putting their lives at risk. One episode explores the story of Fr Paulo Dall'Oglio, and features Sr Carol from Italy, who worked with Fr Paulo in Mar Musa. It is likely to be aired autumn/winter 2017/...
Chris Pedley SJ, Yasuko Kurhachi and SVP volunteers
Farm Street parish in London’s Mayfair may include some of the most up-market housing in Britain; but its streets also host a large number of homeless people.  Every Monday evening, the volunteers of the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Society prepare tea and soup and, after a time of prayer together, go out to meet those people.  While other churches in the area also have soup runs, they generally operate from fixed points.  The Farm Street group is unusual in that it goes around the...
Collage of the life and martyrdom of Fr Frans by Farid Georges
The Jesuits in Britain are collaborating with Aid to the Church in Need to promote a Novena for Syria starting tomorrow Thursday 30th March, and completing on 7th April, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ.The novena will be prayed publicly at all Masses at Farm Street Church and with a focus at the Shrine for the Middle East in the church.Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ was assassinated outside the Jesuit Community house in Homs on the morning of 7th April 2014. He had lived...

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