Farm St Church

Homily by Dr Paul O'Reilly SJ on the occasion of the blessing of the Homeless Jesus statue at Farm Street Church.    'Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.'I first want to say how delighted I am to be here and how privileged I feel to be asked to preach on the occasion of the installation of the Homeless Jesus in Farm Street Church. It is an image that is very dear to my heart and I am glad that the homeless...
Photo Credit: Alison Tsang
On Tuesday 11th December, JRS UK brought together refugee friends and volunteers to pre-record a service for BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship. Focusing on the Gospel passage that tells of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt, the recording will be aired on Sunday 30th December and will feature music by Soul Santuary Gospel Choir and the JRS UK Refugee Gospel Choir.By drawing on the Holy Family and its connections with the story of the Exodus and the voice of Rachel, the service reflects on the...
Book of remembrance at Farm St Church
1918-2018  We will remember them Solemn requiem mass to remember the dead on the centenary of the armistice which ended the First World War.All welcome to join the congregation to mark this important anniversary, to remember those who have died in all wars, and all our departed loved ones.
Join JRS UK for an evening of Readings and Carols as we begin the Advent Season.On Monday 3rd December, JRS UK will be holding their annual Advent Service at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street. It is a chance for refugees, supporters, volunteers and staff of JRS to come together to celebrate the beginning of Advent.  All are welcome.The service of Readings and Carols will be led by Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ and will include performances from some of our refugee...
Debbie and Fr Denis in the new SFX memorial garden
The Feast of St Ignatius is always a joyful day in the Jesuit calendar.  Jesuits congratulated their many jubilarians at special masses for friends and alumni at Farm Street Church in London and at St Francis Xavier’s in Liverpool.  Staff in Jesuit ministries held services of thanks and praise, celebrated with special meals and sometimes even a half day’s holiday.Twelve Jesuit priests and brothers were joined by a large congregation at St Francis Xavier’s Liverpool for the annual...
Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ
The 7th April 2018 marks the 4th anniversary of the martyrdom of Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ, assassinated outside the Jesuit Community house in Homs. Together with Aid to the Church in Need, the Jesuits in Britain are praying a Novena for Syria - based at Farm Street Church and available online -, to remember Fr Frans and all the victims in the Middle East.The focus will once again be for the immediate release of Fr Paolo dall’Oglio SJ, who was kidnapped on 29th July 2013, and, as of today,...
Friday 16th March was a big day for the choirs of Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, as they travelled by coach to London to sing at a special Mass at Farm Street Church to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the college.Mass was celebrated by the Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community.  Concelebrating were Fr Michael Beattie SJ, spiritual father residing at the College, Fr Tony Nye SJ, who was Headteacher at the Mount from 1968-76, and Fr...
Peter Lloyd and Conor Harper SJ
To mark the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Bl John Sullivan, Farm Street Church welcomed Fr Conor Harper SJ, Vice-Postulator for the Cause of John Sullivan SJ, and members of the Lloyd family, to preach and give a talk.Bl John Sullivan was beatified on 13th May last year at Gardiner St Church in Dublin.  The ceremony was remarkable because it was the first beatification ceremony ever to take place in Ireland, and because the solemn petition for beatification was presented by...
Fr Conor Harper SJ, Vice-Postulator for the Cause of John Sullivan SJ, last weekend preached at Farm Street Church to mark the anniversary of his death in 1933.  Bl John Sullivan was first received into the Church at Farm St in 1896 by Fr John Gavan SJ.Lent is the time of the year when Christians of all denominations observe a time of prayer and penance in preparation for the great feast of Easter when we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.We are invited to reflect on the great...
Diaconate ordination february 2018 at farm street church
Please pray for two Jesuit scholastics who were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 10th February by Bishop John Sherrington at Farm Street Church.Anuranjan Ekka from the Darjeeling Province, currently living in the Loyola House community in Wimbledon, and George Stephen Thayriam from Madurai, a member of the Hurtado Jesuit community in Wapping, are both third year undergraduates studying for their Bachelor of Divinity at Heythrop College.Principal concelebrants were Fr Nick King SJ,...

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