Farm Street Church

Happy Landings: Accompanying the Return to Faith and PracticeThe Landings Lecture aims to address issues relating to the work of the Landings Programme in the UK, that is accompanying back to the Church those who have fallen away or on the cusp of leaving.The previous two years’ lectures, given by Fr Christopher Jamison OSB and Dr Austen Ivereigh, have attracted a diverse audience of those involved in evangelisation, adult faith formation and communications in dioceses and religious orders. We...
On the evening of the 21st February, over 300 people gathered to hear Dr Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery and a committed Catholic, speaking on ‘Art and Faith’ at Farm Street Church in Mayfair.Artists from all spheres, including high-profile painters such as James Gillick, gathered for the talk which marked the launch of Catholic Creators, a new initiative dedicated to supporting and connecting Catholic artists from across the UK. Led by artists for artists, the group will...
Dr Gabriele Finaldi
Catholic Creators UK is an exciting new initiative dedicated to supporting and connecting Catholic creatives from across the UK.Dr Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery and a committed Catholic, will talk at the launch event on 21st February giving his unique perspective on art and faith.Led by artists for artists, Catholic Creators UK has emerged out of a desire from Catholic artists to receive spiritual formation, share their work and connect. Creatives from all spheres, along...
Archbishop Edward Adams blesses Homeless Jesus
           "A symbol of how we should let the stranger, and the least in our community, inside our hearts”. These were the words of the sculptor Timothy Schmalz on the occasion of the formal blessing of his life-size bronze statue Homeless Jesus, by Archbishop Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, at Farm Street Jesuit Church on Tuesday.Archbishop Adams celebrated a solemn mass with Bishop Nicholas Hudson, Auxiliary Bishop...
The Farm St Church Camino in the steps of St Ignatius set off on Sunday for two weeks of walking and pilgrimage in northern Spain.The group of 19, led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, landed in Barcelona. Their first stop has been Verdu, at the Shrine and birthplace of St Peter Claver, the 17th century Jesuit priest known as the ‘slave to the slaves’ for his work with the slaves of what is modern day Colombia.“The opening Mass and the first day morning prayer were dedicated to the victims of human...
On Sunday 3rd of June we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – also known as the feast of Corpus Christi.Processions around and across the neighbourhood are a custom of many parishes, and Farm Street Church held a joint procession through the streets of Mayfair.“This tradition of the Church is an opportunity to witness to our faith, worshipping Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament” says Fr Anthony Nye SJ, member of the Parish team.Curious looks by passer-by...
Farm St Church sanctuary
As part of a continuing programme of restoration the front facing altar at Farm Street Church will be replaced with a new one carved of stone.This new development comes after the successful restoration of the colours and gold leaf to the Pugin high altar at the back of the sanctuary. Plans have been approved by the Historic Churches Committee and renovation will begin after Easter.The restoration will not only give the sanctuary a fresh look, it will also allow people to see the Pugin high...
Photo by Walter Chávez on Unsplash
The Gospel for the fourth Sunday of Advent, tells us the story of the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will be the mother of Jesus.  At this moment Christ comes into our world.   As we say in the Angelus “The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary and she conceived by the Holy Spirit”.  At Midnight Mass, as we move into our celebration of Christmas, we shall hear the story of the birth of Mary’s child.  On the Sunday after Christmas the Feast of the Holy Family...
Rene de los Reyes with Inner Turmoil at Farm St
“Churches which contain beautiful historical art have an understandable tendency to cling on to it and even parishes with little in the way of art have got out of the habit of considering the commission of new art”  explains Mike Quirke, one of the artists behind the Resurrection exhibition which was displayed at the Hurtado Centre and Farm Street Church hall over the last two weekends.“Exhibitions like this are very important to raise the profile of Christian art in a secular world, and...
Restored: the main entrance to St Michael's College, Leeds. James W. Bell/flickr
St Michael’s College in Leeds – a Jesuit school from 1905 until the 1970s – has been given a new lease of life as a residential block of studio apartments, principally for key workers such as hospital staff, police, charity workers and the fire service. And next month, a Blue Plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the College and its architect, Benedict Williamson.St Michael's (known by the pupils as St Mick’s) was founded in September 1905, after the Jesuits were invited to provide a...

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