Discover Farm Street Church’s 175th Anniversary Exhibition in Central London

July 3, 2024

Explore the church’s rich history and architecture in a free exhibition running 5 - 7 July 2024

This weekend, visitors to Central London can explore the rich history of Farm Street Church, formally known as the Church of the Immaculate Conception, at a special 175th anniversary exhibition hosted by the British Jesuit Archives. Set within the charming Mount Street Gardens in Mayfair, this stunning neo-Gothic church was founded on 31 July 1844.

Visitors can enjoy a peaceful walk through the lovely gardens, admire the church’s architectural beauty, and then explore the exhibition which showcases the church’s rich history. The exhibition, running from 5 July to 7 July, explores the early history of the church and the development of the building, at the effects of the Second World War and aspects of parish life, as well as notable Jesuits associated with the church.

A special display in the Sacred Heart Chapel offers a look at the work of four of the church’s architects: Joseph John Scoles, Augustus Pugin, Henry Clutton, and W. H. Romaine Walker.

Exhibition Dates and Times:

5 July: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

6 July: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

7 July: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Access: Access to the exhibition is via the church. Please speak to the steward at the back of the church, who will direct you.

The exhibition is free to attend and will also be available on 22 and 23 October from 10:00 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 16:00.

For more information, visit www.jesuitarchives.co.uk or contact archives@jesuit.org.uk

About Farm Street Church: The Church of the Immaculate Conception, commonly known as Farm Street Church, is located in Mayfair, Central London. This beautiful neo-Gothic church has been a significant part of London’s cultural and religious life for 175 years. Today, it is known for welcoming converts to Roman Catholicism, hosting famous writers, and offering challenging preaching alongside beautiful music and art.

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