Farm Street Jesuit Church

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Members of the LGBT group based at London's Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street are on pilgrimage in Rome this week . Today, they will be attending Pope Francis' Ash Wednesday Audience; and later in the week, they will be celebrating Mass at the Gesù, the mother-church of the Society of Jesus, accompanied by Fr David Stewart SJ, who is a member of the Jesuits in Britain's spirituality outreach team.Pilgrims arrived in Rome yesterday and will be taking part in Ash...
Bomb damage to the Maronite church in Aleppo. Credit: ACN
Fr Ziad Hilal SJ, the Jesuit priest from Syria who spoke at Farm Street Church in London last year, has just returned from the eastern part of Aleppo – his first visit there for five years. He was able to assess the situation, specifically in the Christian quarter of Al-Midan, and describe what he witnessed to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN): “All you see is total destruction,” he told the international charity.Fr Hilal, who oversees projects in Syria for ACN, gave a talk in...
Farm Street Parish Registrar, Karl Grey
The sacristan and Registrar of Farm Street Church is on the move – to join the Benedictines. Karl Grey, who has been associated with the central London church for 30 years and also worked at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre, will this week be entering the Benedictine Monastery at Ealing Abbey for Postulancy and then Novitiate.Karl first came to Farm Street in the mid-1980s when he was a student in London, but he did not start attending regularly until 2004. “I helped with collections...
Refugees rest in Hungary after fleeing from Syria. Mstyslav Chernov/Creative Commons
The Jesuit Bishop of Aleppo in Syria was one of the participants at a meeting of bishops from the Middle East, southern and western Europe, convened by COMECE (the Conference of European Bishops) to discuss migration. Catholic experts from the field also took part in the meeting in Heiligenkreuz, Austria, entitled 'Facing a crisis with many faces'.A member of the Chaldean-Catholic Church, Bishop Antoine Audo SJ of Aleppo has been a member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols presided at this year’s Corpus Christi procession through the streets of central London. Starting at Farm Street Jesuit Church in Mayfair, it passed through the busy Oxford Street shopping thoroughfare before ending at St James’s in Spanish Place, Marylebone. Thousands of Catholics joined the procession to witness to Christ’s Eucharistic presence in the world. The Cardinal, who is Archbishop of Westminster, described Corpus Christi as "a feast of unbounded joy, for...
Final preparations are underway in El Salvador for the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Among the British representatives who will be at the ceremony of Saturday will be Julian Filochowski, the Chair of the Oscar Romero Trust, and the curator of Stonyhurst College, Jan Graffius. The Jesuit parish of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street) in London will be celebrating the occasion at the weekend, when it receives a relic of the newly beatified Archbishop. Part of the vestments...
With just two days to go before the General Election, a special Faith Matters Question Time will ask: What's Religion got to do with it?The panellists will be Alex Macqueen (actor, The Thick Of It); Dr Laura Keynes (author and journalist, Catholic Voices and 'Conservative Woman' blogger); Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James' Church, Piccadilly) and Baron (Maurice) Glasman (Blue Labour, Stamford Hill).The lively debate will provide the opportunity to hear the views of four scintillating speakers...
One of the leaders of a pilgrimage to Jordan over Orthodox Easter has described the visit to Our Lady's Mount Refugee Centre as “harrowing”. Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, a Jesuit based at Farm Street Church in London, says many of the pilgrims felt "powerless" when they met refugees being cared for at the Centre run by the Sons of Divine Providence and the experience opened their eyes to the suffering of people in the region who have been forced from their homes.“All are Christians expelled from...
While Christians who follow the Western calendar celebrated Easter earlier this month, a party of pilgrims from Britain celebrated it last weekend. Their pilgrimage to Jordan focused on meeting and worshipping with the Christian communities as they celebrated Holy Week and Easter together. In Jordan, Catholic and Protestant Christians observe Easter on the same date as the Orthodox churches, which this year was 12 April. “The pilgrimage provided us with opportunities to visit sites of...
Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 this weekend will feature highlights of the new Gospel oratorio, The Resurrection, with lyrics by Jesuit Fr John Moffatt SJ. It is being performed by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir (SSGC) who sing at the 6.15pm Mass at Farm Street Jesuit Church in London on the last Sunday of each month.The Resurrection takes as its blueprint the Passions of Johann Sebastian Bach – a setting of the some of the Easter narratives in the Gospels of Saint John and Saint Luke – arranged...

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