Farm St Church

Deacon Max Koch SJ censes Bishop Hudson
Farm Street Church is accustomed to solemn and spectacular liturgies wherein all our senses are assailed with the glorious sights, sounds and smells of praise and thanksgiving.Wednesday night’s liturgy of dedication of the new altar broke new ground in compelling awe and beauty.  In the words of the chief celebrant Bishop Nicholas Hudson, Farm Street Church is “beautified in a way which draws people to contemplate the mystery which is at its heart.” The new stone altar is the final...
Bishop Hudson anoints the altar
The homily of Bishop Nicholas Hudson on the occasion of the dedication of the new altar at Farm St Church.“How lovely is your dwelling place!”  How lovely is Farm Street!  That’s something I often find myself telling people.  “It’s a church which has been truly beautified,” I tell them, “beautified in a way which draws people to contemplate the mystery which is at its heart.” And right at its heart is, of course, the altar which we dedicate with joy tonight.  Already the...
The annual alumni Mass for the Feast of St Ignatius is on 31st July at 6pm at Farm St Church and all Alumni and friends of the Jesuits are warmly invited. Mass will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.
Alexander Armstrong & Miranda Heldt Credit ICN via Facebook
It has been a busy and productive few days at Farm Street Church. Saturday night saw the annual Farm Street Church Ball hosted at the Savile Club. And on Monday the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) held a fundraising concert starring a high-profile line up, including Alexander Armstrong, Miranda Heldt, Alex Macqueen, and The Choir With No Name.Both events were at capacity.The Farm Street Ball featured the traditional raffle and auction, with prizes being donated by many local businesses...
Homily by Dr Paul O'Reilly SJ on the occasion of the blessing of the Homeless Jesus statue at Farm Street Church.    'Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.'I first want to say how delighted I am to be here and how privileged I feel to be asked to preach on the occasion of the installation of the Homeless Jesus in Farm Street Church. It is an image that is very dear to my heart and I am glad that the homeless...
Photo Credit: Alison Tsang
On Tuesday 11th December, JRS UK brought together refugee friends and volunteers to pre-record a service for BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship. Focusing on the Gospel passage that tells of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt, the recording will be aired on Sunday 30th December and will feature music by Soul Santuary Gospel Choir and the JRS UK Refugee Gospel Choir.By drawing on the Holy Family and its connections with the story of the Exodus and the voice of Rachel, the service reflects on the...
Book of remembrance at Farm St Church
1918-2018  We will remember them Solemn requiem mass to remember the dead on the centenary of the armistice which ended the First World War.All welcome to join the congregation to mark this important anniversary, to remember those who have died in all wars, and all our departed loved ones.
Join JRS UK for an evening of Readings and Carols as we begin the Advent Season.On Monday 3rd December, JRS UK will be holding their annual Advent Service at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street. It is a chance for refugees, supporters, volunteers and staff of JRS to come together to celebrate the beginning of Advent.  All are welcome.The service of Readings and Carols will be led by Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ and will include performances from some of our refugee...
Debbie and Fr Denis in the new SFX memorial garden
The Feast of St Ignatius is always a joyful day in the Jesuit calendar.  Jesuits congratulated their many jubilarians at special masses for friends and alumni at Farm Street Church in London and at St Francis Xavier’s in Liverpool.  Staff in Jesuit ministries held services of thanks and praise, celebrated with special meals and sometimes even a half day’s holiday.Twelve Jesuit priests and brothers were joined by a large congregation at St Francis Xavier’s Liverpool for the annual...
Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ
The 7th April 2018 marks the 4th anniversary of the martyrdom of Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ, assassinated outside the Jesuit Community house in Homs. Together with Aid to the Church in Need, the Jesuits in Britain are praying a Novena for Syria - based at Farm Street Church and available online -, to remember Fr Frans and all the victims in the Middle East.The focus will once again be for the immediate release of Fr Paolo dall’Oglio SJ, who was kidnapped on 29th July 2013, and, as of today,...

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