Farm Street Church

Over £5,500 has been raised at a charitable art auction at Farm Street Church in Mayfair, with the proceeds going to three charities: Westminster Lourdes Pilgrimage, Aid to the Church in Need, and Safe Passage.Eight artists came together at the invitation of John Woodhouse, a retired librarian, organist, choirmaster, artist and parishioner at Farm Street. The impetus for the auction was to help refugees crossing the Mediterranean and sick pilgrims wanting to travel to Lourdes. John said: “...
Yasko Kurahachi, President of Farm Street Church’s ‘St Vincent de Paul Society’, has won an award for her work helping the homeless in the Mayfair parish. Contrary to the clichés about Mayfair, homelessness has significantly increased in recent months. In September last year, police were called in to clear an encampment of Romanian and Bulgarian homeless on Park Lane known locally as ‘tent city’.Yasko has been a volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society soup run, based at Farm Street Church...
Intensive Tango Beginners CourseFollowing the success of 'Tango Shelter' at Farm Street Church in December, Warren Edwardes will be offering beginners' classes in Argentine Tango in the main hall at 114 Mount Street, Mayfair. There will be a package of three 3-hour sessions on Saturday 22 & 29 of Feb, and Saturday 7 March at 17.30 - 20.30 and costing £75. Sign-up for the intensive Embracing Argentine Tango course here [no drop in] - http://buytickets.at/mayfairmilongaNumbers: No...
Farm Street Church has unveiled a monumental picture of the Virgin Mary on one of its exterior walls as a provocative public art work for Advent, encouraging passers-by to contemplate the reality of Christmas.The beautiful painting depicts Mary as a very young mother with the natural beauty of youth just after the Annunciation.Artist-in-Residence at Jesuit-run Farm Street, Andrew White, chose a local 14-year old girl to sit for the painting and dressed her in a plain rough, linen dress evoking...
After a two year hiatus, the film club at Farm Street will relaunch on Tuesday 19th November in the Parish Hall. The new club has been named in honour of Stonyhurst alumnus and photojournalist, Tim Hetherington, who was targeted and killed by Gaddafi forces in Misrata while covering the Libyan Civil War in 2011.The first film to be shown (at 19:00 on Tuesday 19th November) will be Which Way Is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Death of Tim Hetherington. Directed by Tim'...
After a two year hiatus, the film club at Farm Street will relaunch on Tuesday 19th November in the Parish Hall. The new club has been named in honour of Stonyhurst alumnus and photojournalist, Tim Hetherington, who was targeted and killed by Gaddafi forces in Misrata while covering the Libyan Civil War in 2011.The first film to be shown (at 19:00 on Tuesday 19th November) will be Which Way Is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Death of Tim Hetherington. Directed by Tim'...
Homily of Fr Damian Howard SJ, given at Farm St Church on the Feast of St Ignatius 2019.There’s a set of seventeenth century portraits hanging along a corridor of the Jesuit residence in Oxford; as I walk past them I notice there’s always a little thrill in my heart. They depict a group of thoroughly European Jesuits. But their clothes and facial hair are those of Chinese mandarins. They have gone very native. And the forbidding look on their faces seem to say, “No need to worry; we know...
Representatives from Farm Street Church and Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair joined together for a pilgrimage to Rome, focusing on Early Christian art and architecture, years and heritage the two congregations share as Roman Catholics and Anglicans.Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, George McCombe, and Patricia Morgan, from Farm Street, were together with other four pilgrims from Grosvenor Chapel, for the week-long visit, which started on the 29th April.Steven Fachada, Co- Master of Ceremonies at Farm Street...
Happy Landings: Accompanying the Return to Faith and PracticeThe Landings Lecture aims to address issues relating to the work of the Landings Programme in the UK, that is accompanying back to the Church those who have fallen away or on the cusp of leaving.The previous two years’ lectures, given by Fr Christopher Jamison OSB and Dr Austen Ivereigh, have attracted a diverse audience of those involved in evangelisation, adult faith formation and communications in dioceses and religious orders. We...
On the evening of the 21st February, over 300 people gathered to hear Dr Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery and a committed Catholic, speaking on ‘Art and Faith’ at Farm Street Church in Mayfair.Artists from all spheres, including high-profile painters such as James Gillick, gathered for the talk which marked the launch of Catholic Creators, a new initiative dedicated to supporting and connecting Catholic artists from across the UK. Led by artists for artists, the group will...

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