Coronavirus update: Farm Street Church is Livestreaming Mass
Livestreaming at Farm Street Church in Mayfair
After some technical difficulties, the team at Farm Street have set-up a livestream. The daily schedule includes the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 12:30 - 1, and Mass at 6pm. You can watch both by clicking here.
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ is the priest at Farm Street. He said:
"Livestreaming from Farm Street Church will be a vital tool for us during this crisis. Our aim is to gather together our scattered community around the eucharist as much as we possibly can. At this time of great anxiety, fear and loneliness, people feel the need to connect with their parish community all the more, so we intend to use all the technical means at our disposal to make that possible."
Here is a photo of the empty church.
Livestreaming at Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy
The photo below is of Alvea, Assistant Chaplain at Oxford, during a livestream. Shows how technical the process can be!
Livestreaming at St Ignatius Church in Stamford Hill
The Polish Jesuit community in Stamford Hill in north London is also livestreaming Mass from St Ignatius Church. You can tune into this by visiting their Facebook page here.
Livestreaming at St Anselm's Church in Southall
Masses in church suspended
On Friday 20th March, the decision was made in consultation with the bishops of all the dioceses and archdioceses of England and Wales, to suspend Mass:
“In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It’s very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. Although we won’t be gathering for public acts of worship, our churches will remain open. They are not closing. They will be a focal point of prayer, where you will find solace and strength.”
Jesuits in Britain are responding to this crisis to ensure that staff and congregants are safe. We are implementing new channels of communication and ways of working remotely.
In accordance with the latest advice, Jesuit churches and works in the British Province are now closed. See below, a list of emergency phone numbers for Jesuit parishes in the UK.