Farm Street

Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community, has just returned from the World Meeting of Families in Ireland where he gave a presentation with Farm St Church parishioners Nick O’Shea and Sherwyn Sicat (via video) which described how the LGBT+ Westminster community were welcomed to Farm Street parish, and have since contributed to the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral life of the Church.They discussed the practical steps that made this journey possible and the positive...
Peter Edmonds SJ Stories and Portraits
Why do we have more than one Gospel? Wouldn’t it have been better just to have a single ‘authorised life’ of Jesus of Nazareth, offering all the facts and only the facts?In recent decades, biblical scholars have become more aware of the value of having multiple accounts. Each evangelist approaches Jesus from a different direction, bringing both his own questions, and those of the community to which he belongs. In reading his Gospel, we, too, are invited to bring our own questions and...
A wide-ranging discussion entitled 'The Crisis in Syria - What Next?' took place at the latest Faith Matters Question Time at Farm Street, Mayfair on 28 June.The panel consisted of journalist Melanie McDonagh who writes for the Evening Standard and the Tablet; Revd Nadim Nassar, the only Syrian priest in the Church of England, and director of the Awareness Foundation; John Pontifex, Head of Press at Aid to the Church in Need, who has visited Syria and Iraq many times, and Fr Martin Newell, CP,...
On the last Saturday of May there is a Parish pilgrimage to Walsingham in Norfolk, the national shrine of Our Lady, led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ. This begins at the Anglican Shrine and finishes with the pilgrim walk along the Holy Mile to the Slipper Chapel for Mass. Transport via Coach is arranged between Farm Street and Walsingham and lunch is also provided.PROGRAMMEDeparting from 114 Mount Street, London WIK 3AH at 8.30amReturning there via Victoria Station at approx 8.00pmDAY...
Young man praying at Farm st church, london
Landings, the programme for returning Catholics whose UK base is here at Farm Street, is starting a new year, and also a new chapter.  First of all, our team would like to thank the parishioners of Farm Street sincerely for the opportunity to speak about the Programme at Masses two Sundays ago.  And for the very generous funds raised, which have now reached £2,417-51.  Very many thanks for your generosity and interest in the programme. But Landings is not about programmes,...
Lifted hands in praise
For the next twenty Sundays, we hear the voice of Matthew in our Sunday gospels. From the earliest days of Christianity, this gospel has been the one most quoted by the Fathers of the church and most used in her liturgy. One reason for this is the abundance of the teaching of Jesus that it includes: Matthew is surely a scribe “trained for the kingdom of heaven who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Matthew 13:51). He is the evangelist who offers us the most elevated...
On Palm Sunday 2005, in one of his last public appearances, St John Paul II addressed his beloved young people gathered to celebrate International World Youth Day.  He invited them to respond to a very high calling, namely to joyfully embrace the cross.  “Dear young people”, he said, “I realize more and more how providential and prophetic it was that this very day, Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord, should have become your Day. This feast possesses a special grace, that of joy...
Picture showing open log book entry with a small card menu inserted.
In order to find the answer to a recent enquiry the archive team has been occupied with looking through the various log books for the Farm Street community. The earliest log book dates to 1859, at which point the community lived at Hill Street before moving to Mount Street in 1868, and the latest to 1988. There are 9 volumes in total.It may be prudent to share this explanation of the title ‘Minister’:‘Father Minister’ was, of course, a title, not a name. The minister is...
Farm Street Charity pilgrimage in the steps of St IgnatiusThe Church of the Immaculate Conception at Farm St, always known as Farm St Church, is identified as the “mothership” of the Jesuits in Britain. The residence here is home to fourteen Jesuits, it houses six of our apostolic projects, as well as the head office or Curia.The central London church was founded by the Jesuits in 1849. The parish is very active in the world, and strives to embody the call of St Ignatius to live a...
As we approach Holy Week and Easter, our thoughts once again are naturally turned towards that part of the world where the great events of our Christian faith took place: the Holy Land.  The lands of the Bible.  And as we hear the story of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, his death and resurrection, we cannot but be conscious of the human tragedies being played out today in the region.  A region torn apart by conflict and war, the evil of terrorism, and so also a new exodus of...

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