Farm Street Church

A recent survey found that London is not only the most religious city in the UK, but religious Londoners are twice as likely as people in other parts of the country to attend a service twice a month or more.  However, the new £15 congestion charge, to include weekends, has been a blow for central London’s places of worship, with many unable to afford the hike. Ruby Almeida, a parishioner at Farm Street Church and regional co-ordinator of the London branch of Landings, has been...
Religious in England and Wales have been asked to offer space in their buildings to vulnerable people who face street homelessness as the emergency housing scheme put in place for the pandemic draws to a close.Hundreds of vulnerable people will urgently need accommodation by the end of July, when the hotels and hostels currently housing street homeless people reopen for business.Some 5,400 people who were housed in emergency accommodation for the three-month lockdown now face being made...
Media Folder: Media RootFr Dominic Robinson SJ was interviewed by BBC London News about the reopening of Farm Street Church and the effect the increased congestion charge could have on attendance and church lifeFor weeks Mass has looked very different at Farm Street Church in central London. During the pandemic it’s been streamed online. Soon the congregation will be allowed back but Fr Dominic is worried that the congestion charge means that some won’t return.Fr Dominic said: “Just about...
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Catholic groups have lobbied the Government in a bid to ensure that around 5,400 homeless people who have been housed in emergency pandemic accommodation for three months do not return to rough sleeping.The groups are calling for adequate resources made available to keep them off the streets post-pandemic. Also, they are urging the Government to revise its exclusion of vulnerable groups, to help for example the many migrants who have no recourse to public funds.“We are working with local...
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, priest in charge, said:“Farm Street is delighted to reopen our doors to the general public. We will be open from 10:30am (12:30pm on Sunday) - 5pm every day. In the first instance this will be for private prayer as we prepare to open again for public worship. In opening our doors, we are giving out the right message to the world. During the last 10 weeks we have been reaching out remotely to our community and to so many others in London and around the world. This has...
Argentinian newspaper includes pics of Pandemic Pizza in its coronavirus coverageSome of you may have seen our “Pandemic Pizza” story here. Volunteers from Farm Street Church and other London Catholic Churches teamed up with Pandemic Pizza to provide homemade pizza, refreshments, fresh fruit and shower referrals to homeless people in London’s Trafalgar Square. The new, innovative partnership, set up a stand beside the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, and is supporting some of the city’s most...
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,...

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