Southall

St Anselm’s Parish in Southall, west London, has been served by the Jesuits for ten years.  The 2,500 parishioners come from many ethnic backgrounds and numbers attending Mass are growing fast. Southall is a vibrant and diverse multicultural community and continually attracts many new visitors and residents.  A very small minority of these newcomers or those experiencing major life problems can find themselves homeless and sleeping on the streets. As parish priest Fr Gerard...
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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...
St Anselm's Parish in Southall is a multi-cultural Catholic community in West London (Archdiocese of Westminster). Since 2001, the Jesuits have sought to witness to the faith in this area of some deprivation and considerable cultural and religious diversity. Apart from a wide variety of Christian churches, within the bounds of the parish are some ten Sikh gurdwaras, four mosques, three Hindu temples and a Buddhist vihara, not to mention many more informal places of worship. In addition to all...
A two-day conference will take place in central London next month to reflect on the discrimination that people in or from the Indian sub-continent experience because of their caste and what a Christian response to the Dalits or outcasts might be. Last January, to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Churches Together in Southall, Middlesex, gathered in St Anselm's Catholic Church for a Service that had been prepared in India for use throughout the world. The theme of the Week of...