Farm Street Church

Since the lockdown began, central London churches - including Farm Street, St Patrick's, and the French Church - have been serving hundreds of breakfasts and evening meals, thanks to the generosity of Claridges and the Connaught Hotel. Now homeless people also have somewhere to go during the day - the new homeless refreshment station under the Fouth Plinth. Anthony Doran, from Farm Street Church in Mayfair, explained that his group, which also includes volunteers from Westminster Cathedral...
A virtual Mass for persecuted Christians, celebrated by Aid to the Church in Need’s Ecclesiastical Assistant, Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 13th May) at 10am.May 13th is the Feast Day of our Lady of Fatima, to whom Aid to the Church in Need is consecrated, and so the charity felt this was the perfect day to celebrate Mass with all their staff and benefactors, remembering and standing in solidarity with all persecuted Christians around the world.If you would like to...
Lockdown is saving lives but the tight restrictions have meant that hundreds of homeless people in central London have been stranded without help. With most centres now closed, many homeless have turned to churches for support, including Farm Street Church in Mayfair.Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, parish priest at Farm Street, gave an interview to the Independent Catholic News about what is being done to help. He said:“So many people are coming together to work hard in conjunction with the council,...
The team at The Church of the Immaculate Conception at Farm Street have set-up a live stream. The daily schedule includes: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 12:30 – 1pm, and Mass at 6pm. You can view both by clicking here. Commenting, Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, said: "Livestreaming from Farm Street Church will be a vital tool for us during the 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,...
On Palm Sunday, Dr Theodora Hawksley of the London Jesuit Centre at Farm Street, London will reflect on the way that the faithful accompany Jesus spiritually, as Jesus accompanies Christians when facing times of trial, suffering and bereavement.Leading the service is Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, parish priest at Farm Street. The service will mark the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, ahead of his trial and crucifixion less than a week later. Passiontide music will include contributions from...
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'...

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