Farm Street Church

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...
This Friday, 30th of March 2017, will see the launch of the eagerly anticipated Farm Street: The Story of the Jesuits’ Church in London by Michael Hall, Sheridan Gilley and Maria Perry. The gloriously illustrated volume celebrating 50 years of the Farm Street Parish explores the history of Farm Street Church to 1914, the architecture and furnishings of the Church and its associated buildings, and takes a look at life at Farm Street between the wars. Several of the photographs of Jesuits and...
Introductory sessions start at Farm Street on 26 April
Landings London, based at Farm Street Jesuit Church in Mayfair, is about to embark on its third course. Across Britain, Landings aims to offer a safe, welcoming environment for people who have become disconnected from their Catholic faith to explore ways of returning to it. It is active in parishes from Aberdeen to Birmingham, and from Wakefield to Epsom. With three in the permanent Landings London team and more wishing to join, it continues to grow in the capital and the future looks...
The Inaugural Landings Lecture will take place on Tuesday 7 March 2017
With just a fortnight to go before the Inaugural Landings Lecture at Farm Street Church, the organisers are hoping for a high turn-out of people who are interested in returning to the Catholic faith and those who support them in parishes and other communities.The Inaugural Lecture - entitled Welcoming the Wounded - Becoming the Church of the Good Samaritan - will be given by Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, who will focus on how Catholic parishes can welcome those who feel spiritually wounded....
The 12th Station is restored in the IFACS workshop
The Stations of the Cross at Farm Street Church in central London are in the process of being restored to their original polychrome glory. The 14 plaques, which portray the Passion and Death of Christ, were originally brightly coloured; however, they were painted over with lead paint in the 1920s.These masterpieces were the work of renowned carver and artist Johann Petz, who was active in Bavaria and Austria from 1850 - 1870.  Polychrome stations by the same artist and of the same design...
Sharing our spiritual journeys: Landings UK
Farm Street Jesuit Church in London has announced that it will host the Inaugural Landings Lecture, given by Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, in March. His lecture will ask how Catholic parishes can welcome those who feel spiritually wounded.Landings UK is for anyone who is thinking about returning to the Catholic Church.  A small group made up of a mixture of active and returning Catholics meets weekly for a few weeks for up to two hours to share their spiritual journeys and to discuss a theme...

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