Farm Street Church

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...
Prince Charles' ACN video. Source: YouTube
The Prince of Wales has made a passionate appeal for religious tolerance and compassion for those fleeing persecution, citing the experience of a Syrian Jesuit whom he met recently. Prince Charles was speaking on BBC Radio’s Thought for the Day, in an address pre-recorded for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).Last month, the Prince was presented with ACN's Religious Freedom in the World Report, and in his message, broadcast today, he highlighted the survey’s key finding that...
Damage at the Jesuit house in Aleppo. Credit: Sami Hallaq/Facebook
Photos have emerged of the damage sustained by the Jesuit house in Aleppo at the weekend when three bombs hit their building. The community managed to avoid injury because they were on retreat; but the chapel and various offices were seriously damaged in the attack on Sunday.Meanwhile, Pope Francis yesterday sent a letter to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, appealing for "an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of hostilities" in the country. The appeal was...
The Immaculate Conception at Farm Street Church
Farm Street Church’s musical reputation spans almost a century; and its choir has now issued a CD to celebrate its 50 years as a parish of the Archdiocese of Westminster. Both God's and Mary's Son includes favourite musical works from the choir’s repertoire, along with special commissions composed for the choir by Gabriel Jackson, for which the choir gave the premiere performances.The Farm Street Church Choir originated as men and boy choristers recruited from the Jesuit...

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