Farm Street Church

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...
Dr Gabriele Finaldi
Catholic Creators UK is an exciting new initiative dedicated to supporting and connecting Catholic creatives from across the UK.Dr Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery and a committed Catholic, will talk at the launch event on 21st February giving his unique perspective on art and faith.Led by artists for artists, Catholic Creators UK has emerged out of a desire from Catholic artists to receive spiritual formation, share their work and connect. Creatives from all spheres, along...
Archbishop Edward Adams blesses Homeless Jesus
           "A symbol of how we should let the stranger, and the least in our community, inside our hearts”. These were the words of the sculptor Timothy Schmalz on the occasion of the formal blessing of his life-size bronze statue Homeless Jesus, by Archbishop Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, at Farm Street Jesuit Church on Tuesday.Archbishop Adams celebrated a solemn mass with Bishop Nicholas Hudson, Auxiliary Bishop...
The Farm St Church Camino in the steps of St Ignatius set off on Sunday for two weeks of walking and pilgrimage in northern Spain.The group of 19, led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, landed in Barcelona. Their first stop has been Verdu, at the Shrine and birthplace of St Peter Claver, the 17th century Jesuit priest known as the ‘slave to the slaves’ for his work with the slaves of what is modern day Colombia.“The opening Mass and the first day morning prayer were dedicated to the victims of human...
On Sunday 3rd of June we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – also known as the feast of Corpus Christi.Processions around and across the neighbourhood are a custom of many parishes, and Farm Street Church held a joint procession through the streets of Mayfair.“This tradition of the Church is an opportunity to witness to our faith, worshipping Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament” says Fr Anthony Nye SJ, member of the Parish team.Curious looks by passer-by...

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