Gerard Mitchell SJ

Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ
Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ returns to the former Jesuit Church of the Sacred Heart in Wimbledon, where he served as parish priest 1999-2010, to take part in a panel discussion on the theme of the Common Good.At a time when the nation appears to be increasingly divided and the political discourse is in disarray, the need for ordinary people to step up and work together is more important than ever. The main speaker will be Neil Jameson CBE, founder and emeritus director of Citizens UK. ...
Homeless man in snow credit brownpau
During this cold weather the community at St Anselm’s parish in Southall is working at full stretch to ensure no one has to face a possibly fatal night on the streets.  St Anselm’s parish priest Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ said today:“In this extremely cold weather, everyone is being asked to do what they can to ensure that no one is without shelter and a warm safe place to sleep.  At the present moment there are 20 guests staying in Hope for Southall Street Homeless shelter which is open...
Caste discrimination banner  Credit David Holt via Flickr
“Caste Aside” is a documentary about caste based discrimination that affects millions of people worldwide; it also explores the pros and cons of the UK Government public caste consultation and its potential effects on equality law and our society.St Anselm's parish Southall, in partnership with the Christian Network Against Caste Discrimination (CNACD of which Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ is the Chair) and Voice of Dalit International (VODI), will be hosting a screening of this documentaryThere will...
Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ, parish priest at St Anselm's in south London, recently received a generous donation from Farm St Jesuit parish in Mayfair.  The donation is to support the parish's work with street homeless in the west of London. Hope for Southall Street Homeless (HSSH) provides a night shelter for those sleeping on the streets. It is a community initiative born out of a desire to see real change for the better in the lives of those who are rough sleeping in Southall. Established as...
Fr Mitchell addresses the London Citizens
West London Citizens and St Anselm’s Jesuit parish in Southall have achieved a break-through in their campaign for Living Wages at Heathrow Airport.To mark Living Wage week Heathrow airport was accredited as a living wage employer by The Living Wage Foundation.  The airport has committed to paying its 3,200 permanent employees, as well as any third-party contractors, at least the London Living Wage rate of £10.20 an hour by the end of 2020.This comes after three years of campaigning by...
Br Daniel (R) at this retirement party in 1997
Theme: “Peaceful Be Heaven, Peaceful Be Earth”A Study Day - Pilgrimage in SouthallEcology, “Laudato Si” and Br Daniel's workWestminster Interfaith and St Anselm's parish Southall invite you to an interfaith Celebration day on Care of Creation to mark the 10th Anniversary of the death of Brother Daniel Faivre SG.Brother Daniel worked in Southall for 28 years to bring about harmony and understanding between different faith groups. He was described by Michael Barnes SJ in his...
Legion of Mary at St Anselm's
The Legion of Mary at St Anselm’s Jesuit parish in Southall gathered last Friday to celebrate the birthday of their parish priest Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ. The legion has special responsibility for taking communion to the sick of the parish.The birthday celebration itself was a remarkable achievement in a week in which members of the legion made visits to over a hundred parishioners who were sick or housebound. With 22 active members of the senior legion and six in the junior legion, that...
Cardinal Peter Turkson
The Vatican is well aware of the caste discrimination that the Dalits face, especially the Christian Dalits; and the Vatican will take up the issue in a more proactive manner, supporting the struggle of Dalit Christians for equal rights and possibly even allotting a special fund for this as it has in the case of sub-Saharan Africa.This was the hope expressed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development in the Vatican. Cardinal Turkson was...
Hearts on Fire banner created by St Anselm's parishioners
Many of us from the tape-recording era used to compile tapes made from our favourite tunes. Today we’d call it a ‘mash-up’ (combining in one, things from different sources) which is quite a good analogy for the Mission held at St. Anselm’s Jesuit parish in Southall from 3-10th October.Take a team from the Mount Street Jesuit Centre made up of spirituality volunteers, staff and Jesuits: mix it with parishioners and Fr David Stewart SJ leading on the Apostleship of Prayer and what occurred was an...